Florida Governor DeSantis targeted by 60 Minutes this weekend. It was so bad that even the Democrat Mayor of Palm Beach County was obliged to take issue with it.
Below is the video where they criticized the Republican Governor DeSantis for his rollout in Palm Beach:
Watch it here: Youtube/60 Minutes
After seeing it aired, Palm Beach Mayor Dave Kerner, a Democrat refuted the piece:
Palm Beach County (Democratic) Mayor Dave Kerner: “I watched the 60 Minutes segment on Palm Beach County last night and feel compelled to issue this statement. The report was not just based on bad information — it was intentionally false.”
It can also be seen in this video the Governor DeSantis’s interaction with the 60 Minutes reporter, much of what was taken out of the 60 Minutes piece:
Watch it here: Forbes Breaking News/Youtube
Conservative writer A.G. Hamilton pointed out on Twitter that the CBS program “cut out several minutes” of the governor’s comments explaining what led to the deal with Publix.
“First of all, the first pharmacies that had [the vaccine] were CVS and Walgreens and they had a long-term care mission, so they were going to the long-term care facilities. They got the vaccine in the middle of December, they started going to the long-term care facilities the third week in December to do LTCs,” DeSantis told Alfonsi. “So that was their mission, that was very important and we trusted them to do that. As we got into January, we wanted to expand the distribution points.
“So yes, you had the counties, you had some drive-thru sites, you had hospitals that were doing a lot, but we wanted to get it into communities more. So we reached out to other retail pharmacies: Publix, Walmart, obviously CVS and Walgreens had to finish that mission and we said we’re going to use you as soon as you’re done with that,” DeSantis continued.
The Republican went on to say that Publix was the “first one to raise their hand” to say they were ready to distribute the vaccine.
It seems like 60 Minutes has a long way to go before the average American will trust their garbage reporting.