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Florida's Governor Got It Right

Jeff Katz
May 22, 2020 - 12:59 pm

The "real" reporters once again attacked Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) over a report from a disgruntled employee of the Florida Department of Health, who claims she was told to skew the numbers on coronavirus in the state to make them appear lower then they actually were, even though her claim has been debunked

All this while continuing to heap praise upon New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D), who has still not been pressed on his decision to put coronavirus patients back into nursing homes, resulting in nearly 5,000 nursing home deaths in his state.

On Wednesday, DeSantis had enough. Speaking to reporters and flanked by Vice President Mike Pence, the governor blasted the media for their unfair coverage of the coronavirus situation in his state.

"Our data is available. Our data is transparent," DeSantis said. "In fact Doctor (Deborah) Birx has talked multiple times about how Florida has the absolute best data so any insinuation otherwise is just typical partisan narrative trying to be fun. And part of the reason is that because you got a lot of people in your profession who waxed poetically for weeks and weeks about how Florida was going to be just like New York. Wait two weeks, Florida is going to be next. Just like Italy, wait two weeks. Well, hell, we're eight weeks away from that and it hasn't happened."

He continued, "So we succeeded and I think that people just don't want to recognize it because it challenges their narratives. It challenges their assumptions. So they got to find a boogeyman. Maybe its their black helicopter circling the Department of Health. If you believe that I've got a bridge in Brooklyn I'd like to sell you."