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An attempt by a corporate media news anchor to perhaps smear or shame Gov. Ron DeSantis with the “d” word turned out to be an epic fail because entrepreneur David Sacks skillfully and politely turned the spin back at the journalist.

“He was the first governor to stop these insane lockdowns despite a hostile media,” Sacks also declared during an interview on Bloomberg TV.

When Bloomberg Technology host Emily Chang specifically described the Florida Republican as “a very divisive figure,” moreover, it was revelatory of the conformist, one-size-fits-all echo chamber within which liberal journalists, and by extension most Big Tech movers and shakers, dwell.

To the chagrin of the corporate media, DeSantis has effectively balanced Florida’s public health needs with economic and educational considerations as well as preserving individual liberty and championing free speech. As has been well documented, DeSantis has energetically opposed vaccine mandates and mask mandates.

In the above-referenced interview with the venture capitalist who was formerly PayPal’s chief operating officer, Chang questioned Sacks about hosting a fundraiser later this month for DeSantis which she framed as follows:

DeSantis is “obviously, is a very divisive figure,” she claimed, “has made some choices that are questionable when it comes to public health. I know that you don’t necessarily agree with all of them, but why do you support such a divisive candidate, especially given the global health crisis we are still facing?”

With some verbal jujitsu, Sacks essentially rejected the premise of her loaded question.

“Why is he inherently more divisive than, say, Gavin Newsom or someone on the other side of the spectrum?” Sacks wondered rhetorically about the lockdown-loving, far-left authoritarian Calif. Democrat governor.

“What I would argue is that words like ‘polarizing’ and ‘divisiveness’ — they assume a normative baseline in which everybody agrees. Everyone in the tech industry agrees because they all come from a certain information bubble, and anyone who deviates from that orthodoxy is perceived as divisive,” he continued. “I would argue that the country, there is a multiplicity of views, and you’re not divisive just because you don’t agree with the orthodoxy of Silicon Valley.”

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Sounding a bit like Chris Wallace when he is dissatisfied with an answer, Chang asked “why DeSantis over many of the other candidates who you could host fundraisers for? I know you’re bullish on Florida, but DeSantis and [Miami] Mayor Suarez, who was actually on the show early this hour, are on very different ends of the spectrum.”

Sacks replied that he’s donated to both pro-business officials. “I like Suarez because he’s been extremely welcoming towards the tech ecosystem in Miami. I think that is a smart strategy. I don’t get why the politicians in San Francisco don’t do that. They’re killing the golden goose.

“In terms of why I like DeSantis, he was the first governor to stop these insane lockdowns. He found the right policy on lockdowns, which was to stop them, and he did it despite an extremely hostile media. So I respect that. When somebody takes the right position on an issue, despite the hostility of the media, that’s something I can really respect. That’s why I support him.”

Bloomberg TV is one of the entities of the company co-founded and majority-owned by failed 2020 Democrat presidential candidate and ex-NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

Sacks reportedly donated to Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign in 2016 and backed the unsuccessful Newsom recall. The DeSantis fundraiser is scheduled for October 22 in San Francisco.

Americans seeking more job opportunities and lower taxes as well as more personal freedom are pouring into Florida from all over the country. A recent study by the Foundation for Government Accountability praised DeSantis’ stewardship of the economy, which includes incentivizing individuals to go back to work.

“Today, there is more job creation, more economic activity, and less unemployment thanks to the economic stewardship of Gov. DeSantis. In particular, the governor’s decision to end the $300 weekly unemployment bonus helped to accelerate Florida’s economic recovery and kick the state into overdrive,” the study claimed.

Here is a sample of the Twitter reaction to the Bloomberg exchange:

 

Robert Jonathan

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