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Mon Mar 30, 2020, 01:54 PM

When DeSantis shut reporter out of coronavirus briefing, he shut out all Floridians

Gov. Ron DeSantis denied Mary Ellen Klas, a Miami Herald/Tampa Bay Times reporter in Tallahassee, access to his coronavirus press conference on Saturday. It was vindictive, petty — and illegal. He should be ashamed — not because he thinks he put one over on a reporter, the Times or the Herald. No, to them it’s not personal.

Rather, he should be ashamed because, in not allowing Klas to do her job and ask the serious questions that deserve his serious answers, he is really denying access to the Floridians who look to these media outlets for vital information.

There’s no denying it: DeSantis, like some — but not other, more-conscientious — Republican governors, is taking his marching orders from President Trump, who is still downplaying the intensity of COVID-19’s grip on the nation, ignoring medical experts and playing politics with Americans’ very lives. After all, the president had threatened to hold coronavirus aid hostage unless certain governors who have criticized him play nice. Deplorable.

But that’s why, when Dr. Anthony Fauci, the infectious-disease expert, warned in early March that there was “community spread” of the virus in the state — a worrisome sign — Florida’s governor pushed back, claiming, No, there isn’t any such thing. That was another early and worrisome sign.

https://www.miamiherald.com/opinion/editorials/article241597106.html

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Mon Mar 30, 2020, 02:00 PM

1. Well, I mean, she could've gone to the beach

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Mon Mar 30, 2020, 02:05 PM

2. He was voted in to office. Go figure.

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Response to Firestorm49 (Reply #2)

Mon Mar 30, 2020, 02:30 PM

3. Florida was one state where Russian hacking of the voting machines was already proven.

That's why we have to secure the election of 2020.

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