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Don’t Look Now, But Even CNN Is Calling Out ’60 Minutes’ For DeSantis Report

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You know things are bad when you’re getting ripped by CNN — and you too are a liberal news outlet.

That is the case for popular CBS News program 60 Minutes over a recent story about Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and the state’s vaccine rollout.

CNN generally ignores stories that paint fellow liberal media outlets in a less-than-favorable light, especially if those liberals are taking Republicans to task. But not this time.

Instead, CNN accurately reported that 60 Minutes is dealing with some major backlash after it aired a misleading story regarding DeSantis, Florida and the supermarket chain Publix.

“As part of a larger story about Florida’s vaccine rollout, the renowned newsmagazine program spotlighted a recent $100,000 donation that Publix made to DeSantis’ re-election bid,” wrote Oliver Darcy of CNN Business. “The story, by correspondent Sharyn Alfonsi, suggested there was a possible link between the donation and the state’s partnership with Publix stores for vaccine distribution — a serious issue of foul play, if true.

“But, beyond spotlighting the public finance records, ’60 Minutes’ never offered any substantive evidence to support the significant assertion and link the donation with the partnership.”

As OutKick’s Bobby Burack relayed on Monday, this was little more than a hit piece from CBS and 60 Minutes, an attempt to create news where there really wasn’t any.

And it appears even CBS’ fellow liberal networks are able to see it.

Written by Sam Amico

Sam Amico spent 15 years covering the NBA for Sports Illustrated, FOX Sports and NBA.com, along with a few other spots, and currently runs his own basketball website on the side, FortyEightMinutes.com.

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  1. While most politicians are the enemy of the people…the media being the coverup gang, adding gas to the rage fires, and the manipulators of public opinion are an even bigger enemy of the people.

  2. Politicians just placate to the uneducated, uninformed, lazy people in America…it’s the media, be it TV, print and social, that are the true enemy of Americans. Their spin on what’s happening and their silencing of any opinions on the Right are the real reasons this country is so divided. The media propaganda is beyond dangerous…it became deadly during 2020 the way they chose to portray the riots in the Summer as peaceful protests. Instead of being fair with 100% of Americans, they have chosen to spotlight the 13%, giving them passes, allowing the race/victim to be accepted…or else. The media and Liberals in Congress have chosen to make public enemy #1 White Males.

  3. The media fears him. They know he is emerging as the leading Republican candidate in 2024 because of his masterful handling of the Florida economy during the pandemic. They will do whatever they can to bring him down. I used to look forward to 60 Minutes on Sunday evenings as an objective news source, but they are just as unscrupulous as most of the mainstream media.

  4. When the sin is that egregious, it’s at least SOMEWHAT comforting to see that other journalism organizations will point out the foul. On the other hand, RatherGate was the end of Dan Rather at CBS for all intents and purposes. I somehow think Sharon Alfonsi et al are not going to suffer any kind of internal repurcussions for this nonsense, even though she and her producers should absolutely be fired.

  5. What the MSM and big tech did last year to promote fake news while suppressing anything negative to Biden was as much voter manipulation than anything I can remember. The hit piece on DeSantis shows the Dems are very concerned with his accomplishments and bright political future. How many stories have 60 Minutes done on the two disasters Cuomo or Newsome? None I’m aware of.

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