You can tell how scared major media outlets are of Ron DeSantis by how repeatedly and profoundly they lie about him.
The most recent example was particularly pernicious.
MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell interviewed Vice President Kamala Harris and, well, it was a masterpiece of misinformation.
Mitchell asked Harris to answer a question about DeSantis and his position on teaching slavery and the aftermath of slavery.
Except the question continued complete falsehoods and misrepresentations about what DeSantis believes.
"Let me ask you, what does Governor Ron DeSantis not know about Black history and the Black experience when he says that slavery and the aftermath of slavery should not be taught to Florida schoolchildren?" Mitchell asked.
The statement that Ron DeSantis does not want slavery and the aftermath of slavery taught in Florida schools is a complete, and easily disprovable lie.
A two second search of the Florida Department of Education's website shows that far from being banned, teaching about slavery is a requirement.
It's almost impossible to imagine a more inaccurate question.
MSNBC Lies about DeSantis
Harris, naturally, did not correct the misinformation either.
DeSantis' press secretary did though.
Bryan Griffin pointed out on Twitter that he's never said that schoolchildren should not be taught about slavery.
This could have been easily been avoided if MSNBC had thought to vet their question before asking it.
But that would have conflicted with their actual goal, demonizing someone they view as the chief threat to keeping a Democrat in the White House.
Mitchell is either uninformed or blatantly lying, but either possibility is entirely discrediting.
OutKick reached out to NBC News for comment on if they'd be issuing a correction or apologizing to DeSantis. But as of time of publishing, they had not responded.
It's unclear if this it was MSNBC's or Mitchell's intention, but this misrepresentation will now become unshakable fact in the eyes of many on the left. Even if they do correct their mistake, the question and answer by the Vice President will lead them to believe its true.
Of course, it's also a near certainty that there won't be "fact checks" or labels placed on the interview or story. This inaccuracy hurts their enemy and helps their cause. And that's far more important than the truth.