CBS News’ “60 Minutes” shows no sign that it will correct or withdraw the widely controversial report, which suggests that Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R.) is offering more discounts to the Publix grocery store chain. According to his treatment, the coronavirus vaccine donated by him despite increasing pressure, his PAC.
DePauw University professors and media critics said: “CBS clearly made mistakes in professional news judgments when executing this story. These mistakes are inevitable mistakes based on the prejudices of corporate reporting and the promotion of preconceived political narratives.” Jeffrey McCall told Fox News.
RON DESANTIS performed a “deceptively edited”
“Now that the loopholes in this report have been clearly exposed, CBS should feel openly admitting its mistakes. CBS should provide a transparent explanation of how such a story has gone through multiple levels of the editing process. , And no one is involved in the CBS system. It is noted that the work has serious flaws,” McCall added.
The Conservative Party condemned the “60 minutes” part, which lit up social media on Sunday night. Despite increasing criticism, CBS has so far eliminated many backlashes.
CBS News Agency denied the initial allegations, saying that “60 Minutes” fraudulently edited an intense exchange between one of its reporters and DeSantis over the so-called “paid game” program promoted by the reporter.
A CBS spokesperson told Fox News: “As we have always been for clarity, “60 minutes” used the governor’s answer of more than two minutes and directly answered reporters’ questions.
Due to Monday’s strong opposition, Democrat Palm Beach County Mayor Dave Kerner accused CBS’s “60 Minutes” report as “deliberately false”.
Criticism of “false narrative” exploded “60 minutes”, this is the advertisement of DESANTIS using PUBLIX in the pay-on-demand vaccine program
Kerner said in a stern statement on Monday: “The report is not only based on bad information, but also deliberate.” “I know this because I am willing to provide my insights on the vaccination work in Palm Beach County, ’60 minutes.’ Declined. They knew that the governor came to Palm Beach County and met with the county administrator. We asked to expand the partnership in the state and went to Palm Beach County with Publix… “’60 minutes’ should be ashamed. “
But CBS News downplayed Kona’s statement, pointing out that Fox News was a tweet from Palm Beach County Commissioner Melissa McKinlay that disputed Kona’s statement.
A CBS spokesperson said: “McKinley works for Kona.”
CBS News declined to provide further comment.
DePauw believes that CBS will actually conduct any form of honest and public introspection on this market segment.
Florida Democrats: “60 Minutes” Desantis report as “absolutely malicious”
McCall said: “The media that established the organization are happy to have their credibility damaged as they advance the agenda. Sadly, thousands of people have seen the original, flawed report and never know the proper context. “The situation of CBS and DeSantis fully illustrates why the public’s confidence in the media is increasing, and how traditional media cannot meet the country’s measurable information needs.”
By Tuesday morning, the story caused strong opposition from the national news. Governor DeSantis joined the “Fox and Friends” organization and expressed his views on what he said was called a “hot position” by the free media.
“All [CBS] Trying to smear me is a difficult job for me because I am not on their other side. This is the only reason,” DeSantis said. “This is the corporate media of the guerrillas. I think these people like this reporter at the moment. They are basically ambulance chasers with microphones. They are not trustworthy. They lie. We know they are lying, they know we know they are lying, but they are lying, they are lying, they are lying. “
On Monday night, DeSantis condemned “60 minutes” in a speech by Fox News’ Tucker Carlson.
Cornell University Law School professor and media critic William A. Jacobson (William A. Jacobson) believes that CBS is just trying to discredit DeSantis and does not expect the Internet to correct this story. In fact, he worried that “misinformation” would be left to the Republican governor.
“The mainstream free media will tell us who they are afraid of. They are worried that Ron DeSantis will participate in the 2024 presidential election. Therefore, the attempt to establish a negative DeSantis narrative is the beginning, and often does it. This statement is that DeSantis is incompetent. Jacobson told Fox News: “This narrative is contrary to the facts, and even some democratic politicians are fighting against DeSantis’ 60 Minutes’ story defense. “
“In this post-factual media environment, the narrative is still very likely to continue. Thousands of people watching “60 minutes” will never know the truth, especially when the “60 minutes” is magnified on social media. After the misinformation. This is another sign of opposition to journalism.”
“When it can be said that the nation’s premier news magazine program is involved in disseminating misinformation, is it no wonder that Republicans and conservatives view the mainstream media as their political enemy?”
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Publix said that its claim to obtain special access was “absolutely false and offensive.”
“The irresponsible suggestion is that there is a link between the campaign donation to Governor DeSantis and our willingness to join other pharmacies to support the state’s vaccine distribution work. This is absolutely false and offensive. We manage more than that for our pharmacy. 1.5 million employees are proud to have received dozens of vaccines so far, and joined other retailers in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia to do our best to help Our community got rid of the pandemic.” A Publix spokesperson told Fox News.