Gov. Ron DeSantis dropped another truth bomb on the hypocritical corporate media during a presser when one reporter lamented that large crowds of enthusiastic Tampa Bay Buccaneers fans took to the streets and other venues amidst the COVID-19 pandemic to celebrate the team’s Super Bowl victory.
“The media’s worried about that, obviously. You guys really love that,” Republican DeSantis, who is rapidly becoming America’s governor (although he may share that title with South Dakota’s Kristi Noem), replied.
“You don’t care as much if it’s a quote peaceful protest — then it’s fine. You don’t care as much if they’re celebrating a Biden election. You only care about it if it’s people you don’t like. So I’m a Bucs fan; I’m damn proud of what they did on Sunday night,” he added, as seen in the clip embedded below.
DeSantis’ comments served as a reminder that the media characterized the riots that swept America in the summer of 2020 as ‘mostly peaceful’ protests, but any pro-Trump rally, anti-lockdown demonstration, and so forth constituted a super-spreader event according to the liberal press narrative.
The media seems intent on perpetually playing gotcha games with DeSantis even as he has effectively protected both public health and the economy in his state during COVID-19, as well as keeping the schools open, and overseeing the vaccine rollout.
Unlike many GOP lawmakers, however, DeSantis seems savvy enough to avoid being put on the defensive. As that old saying goes, if you’re explaining, you’re losing.
Along these lines, when he was caught mask-less in a photo inside an executive suite at Tampa’s Raymond James Stadium at the Super Bowl, DeSantis provided what many consider a relatable, common-sense answer.
“Someone said, ‘hey, you were at the Super Bowl without a mask’ … but how the hell am I going to be able to drink a beer with a mask on?” he remarked. “Come on. I had to watch the Bucs win.”
— Conservative News (@BIZPACReview) February 9, 2021
In 2020, the media — inexplicably including many sports reporters — often engaged in alarmism that they apparently hoped would wipe out both college and pro games for the entire season. Outkick’s Clay Travis and others called these defeatists “coronabros.”
While regularly criticizing DeSantis, the media fawned over Democrat Gov. Andrew Cuomo of New York despite the latter’s dismal performance in responding to the pandemic, particularly in connection with underreported nursing home fatalities.
Separately, the on-top-of-the-situation DeSantis promptly rejected some disinformation from the Biden administration late last month that Florida was underutilizing vaccines. “Florida is number one in the country among the top 10 most populous states for vaccine doses per capita. Additionally, Florida is averaging more than 300,000 first doses per week, but we are not going to divert second doses away from our seniors,” the governor explained.
The possibility that the Biden team could put Florida on something perhaps along the lines of a no-fly list also lacks the support of DeSantis or U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio. A spokesperson for the governor told the Miami Herald that he “opposes travel restrictions and does not believe diagnostic tests should be a prerequisite to domestic air travel.
— Conservative News (@BIZPACReview) February 11, 2021
DeSantis, a former U.S. congressman and Navy lawyer, has also vowed to take action of some kind against Big Tech censorship of conservatives and those who advocate free speech generally.
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