Florida Governor Ron DeSantis joins other Republicans taking victory laps after thumbing their nose at the fake news media’s doomsday predictions and reopening their economies.
Despite having the second-largest retirement population behind only California, DeSantis has suppressed infection and death rates well below national averages.
“You’ve got a lot of people in your profession (journalists) who waxed poetically for weeks and weeks, about how Florida was going to be just like New York. ‘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,” DeSantis confronted reporters at an Orlando nursing home with Vice Pres. Mike Pence. “We’ve succeeded, and I think that people just don’t want to recognize it because it challenges their narrative. It challenges their assumption, so they’ve got to try to find a boogeyman.”
In the Florida nursing home system, only 665 seniors lost their lives compared to 5,601 in New York. The Sunshine State trails New York in total population by approximately 1 million, but has a significantly larger number of retirees. New York and other Democrat-run states implemented Draconian and sometimes unconstitutional lockdowns. The Empire State ranks among the world’s worst COVID-19 hot spots at more than 356,000 cases, while similarly populated Florida suffered only about 46,000 by mid-May. The fake news media has been eerily quiet about Governor DeSantis’ success, and yet to offer him an apology for being dead wrong in its collective predictions.
CNN, widely considered the leader in fake news, went as far as to call the governor’s brilliant leadership happenstance with this headline: “Florida governor claims coronavirus victory, but luck may have been a factor.”
The anti-fact media outlet went as far as the run national and global infection and death rate statistics alongside a live press conference delivered by DeSantis. What was conveniently missing was a comparison to Florida’s comparatively low rates in both categories.
Rather than offer DeSantis congratulations or put set its fearmongering aside, a CNN report tossed digs at him. These included low blows such as “self-congratulatory news conference,” “slow and often hapless response to the coronavirus,” and “lack of scientific certainty.” The propaganda wing of the Democratic Party certainly knows how to choose its words.
If everyday Americans are wondering about the paid establishment media taking some semblance of responsibility for stoking fear and attacking a public servant who came through for Floridians, CNN double-down on the “lucky” narrative. The anti-fact outlet turned over enough rocks to get so-called “scientists” on the record, asserting their own incompetence.
Washington State Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation Prof. Ali Mokdad was literally quoted by CNN saying, “We are really puzzled by Florida.” University of South Carolina professor of microbiology Paula Cannon reportedly said, “We don’t yet have enough information.”
Apparently, DeSantis disagrees with the “we don’t know” narrative. Like Republican governors in Texas and Arkansas, the infection rates are low, and the economies are among the first to reopen. Perhaps their leadership was driven by facts and not fake news doomsday propaganda designed to make America less great.