Rod DeSantis has been a pillar of strength for Floridians through the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite being in control of one of the most populated states in the Union, virus-related deaths in DeSantis’ stave have been incredibly low. Yet, if you were to listen to the mainstream media, you’d have thought that Florida’s death rate was one of the highest in America.
But at the same time, even though New York has THE highest death rate in the US, the mainstream media treats Governor Andrew Cuomo like he’s some kind of hero. For some reason, the mainstream media has been giving Cuomo a free pass—even though his policy of forcing retirement homes to take COVID-19 patients back may be responsible for THOUSANDS of American deaths.
This isn’t hyperbole, either. This is something that is verifiable and when this is all over, Cuomo should have to answer for this stupidity.
Yet “journalists” have been attacking DeSantis’ response to the pandemic like he’s purposefully been trying to get people infected.
Florida Is Doing INCREDIBLE!
Just look at the numbers. New York has over 20,000 more deaths from COVID than Florida does.
In Michigan, where mainstream media darling Governor Gretchen Whitmer has ALSO gotten a free pass, the authoritarian lockdowns have led to more than TWICE as many deaths as DeSantis has seen in Florida.
Even California, where Governor Newsom has done a relatively good job keeping deaths low, has had more deaths than Florida, probably because his policies mirror Michigan’s.
All of these places have more infected people and more deaths than Florida, and yet journalists still attack DeSantis while singing praises of his failing Democrat counterparts.
Well, Governor Ronny D has had enough. During a recent press briefing, he decided to give the mainstream media the dressing-down they truly deserve.
It started with the rumor that Florida’s government was being secretive with its COVID-19 data.
That’s where DeSantis started taking the media apart. “Our data is available. Our data is transparent. In fact, Dr. Birx has talked multiple times about how Florida has the absolute best data,” the fired up governor said. “So any insinuation otherwise is just typical partisan narrative trying to be spun. And part of the reason is that you’ve 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.’”
And why was the media running with this story? Because DeSantis took the initiative to reopen Florida for business. The citizens did what they were supposed to do, the curve flattened, and it was time to get back to work.
And unlike Newsom, Whitmer, Wolf, and others, DeSantis didn’t move the goalposts after the fact and say he was waiting for a treatment or a vaccine.
DeSantis Fires BACK With A Truth Bomb
DeSantis continued, “‘[They said] Wait two weeks. Florida’s going to be next. Just like Italy. Wait two weeks,’. Well hell, we’re eight weeks away from that, and it hasn’t happened.”
That massive spike in cases that naysayers predicted never came. While some of that may have to do with the amount of heat and sunshine Florida gets, it has way more has to do with the polices that DeSantis put forth to keep his constituents safe.
Again, Florida has some of the LOWEST death rates in America, and that’s especially significant when you take into account that it’s the third most populated state in the Union.
DeSantis continued, “But even in our region — Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia — Florida has the lower death rate, and I was the number one landing spot from tens of thousands of people leaving the number one hot zone in the world to come to my state.”
People seem to forget the mass exodus of New Yorkers out of the Empire State, all of whom migrated to the Sunshine State in the middle of a lockdown.
That happened, and DeSantis was still able to keep things relatively clear in Florida.
“So we’ve succeeded,” DeSantis proudly proclaimed. “And I think that people just don’t want to recognize it, because it challenges their narrative. It challenges their assumptions.”
And he’s absolutely right…
DeSantis deserves more credit from ALL in the mainstream media, not just conservative news and editorial outlets.
But he won’t get it…
The mainstream media won’t give a conservative a win. They’ve got too much at stake.
But WE see the work he’s been doing…and we appreciate it.
“The real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.” – Plato