Friday 24 February 2023

DeSantis Torches Legacy Media Over ‘Insurrection’ Hypocrisy, False Claims About Book Bans

 Florida Republican Governor Ron DeSantis slammed the legacy media during a press conference Thursday about his new legislative push taking action against illegal immigration amid President Joe Biden’s ongoing crisis at the southern border.

DeSantis specifically took aim at the hypocrisy of media organizations who complained about the events of January 6, 2021, but have ignored when left-wing protests interfere with legislative actions in government facilities.

DeSantis’ remarks came in response to a report about changes that are happening at the Florida Capitol that will reportedly modify who is allowed to hold demonstrations on the grounds.

DeSantis said that the rule change did not come from him and that he was not involved in the decision.

“I would imagine that it’s just, you go there, and you speak your mind, great,” DeSantis said, “but you’ll have some groups that will try to take over capitals like we’ve seen in other state capitals.”

“And, you know, it’s interesting, if they’re doing that from the Left, then the media says, ‘that’s democracy in action,’” he continued. “They don’t say it’s an ‘insurrection’ if you take over a capital because of that, but I think that’s what it’s getting to.”


DeSantis also took aim at false claims that are being peddled by the media about Florida’s education policies, specifically “media lies” about his decision to ban Critical Race Theory and gender theory in Florida A.P. African America Studies.

“You have the reporter saying that ‘Governor DeSantis does not want students to learn about slavery and its aftermath,’” DeSantis said. “Well if you actually looked at what our standards are, not only is it not prohibited to teach that, it’s required to teach that.”

“We are required to teach all aspects of black history, not queer theory, but actual aspects of black history. … They are lying to you,” DeSantis added.

The governor said that the media is lying to people to “try to create a narrative” because they have an agenda that they are trying to push for political reasons.


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