It's time for media to say 'We're sorry' to Ron DeSantis

  
Via:  1776 Traditional American  •  4 months ago  •  19 comments

By:   Washington Examiner

It's time for media to say 'We're sorry' to Ron DeSantis
The result has been a steady downward decline in confirmed cases and deaths, with a total of 2,096 confirmed deaths as of Wednesday. In contrast, New York has had 23,083 deaths — or more than 10 times as many. Keep in mind that Florida has not only a larger population than New York but more than a million additional residents over 65. Even though Cuomo has been treated with adoring coverage despite presiding over one of the worst outbreaks in the world, DeSantis has been treated with nothing...

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It’s time for the media to admit that they got this whole thing all wrong.  They painted Cuomo a hero and made a scapegoat of DeSantis and reality is the other way around.  DeSantis, Kemp, Abbott, Noem and the other governors who never did a stay at home mandatory lockdown were the ones who got it right.  


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When the coronavirus first appeared in Florida, the media’s predictions were dire. Many expected the state to experience a crisis similar to New York’s since thousands of New Yorkers fled their home state for Florida in the early days of the pandemic. Others claimed Florida’s outbreak would be just as bad, if not worse, than Italy’s, given that Florida is a huge tourist destination with a major international city and that it has a sizable elderly population.

Health officials echoed these warnings, arguing that Florida’s hospitals would be overwhelmed and that the state’s open beaches would become breeding grounds for the virus.

Not one of these predictions proved true.

Florida’s outbreak was largely contained within three populous southern counties: Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach.

The state’s nursing homes have been able to prevent the spread of the virus better than long-term care facilities in other states, such as New York and Michigan, because Gov. Ron DeSantis took early action to close these facilities to the public. And unlike New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, DeSantis discouraged hospitals from sending coronavirus patients back to nursing homes, pressuring them to continue caring for patients throughout the mandatory 14-day quarantine.

The result has been a steady downward decline in confirmed cases and deaths, with a total of 2,096 confirmed deaths as of Wednesday. In contrast, New York has had 23,083 deaths — or more than 10 times as many. Keep in mind that Florida has not only a larger population than New York but more than a million additional residents over 65.

Even though Cuomo has been treated with adoring coverage despite presiding over one of the worst outbreaks in the world, DeSantis has been treated with nothing but ire.

When he began to reopen his state slowly, his decision was again met with criticism from those who warned that the governor was moving too quickly. But, again, the anticipated disaster has yet to materialize. As of right now, Florida’s reopening has proceeded without a major rise in cases .

Yet few of the health officials or media reporters who predicted disaster, which they attributed to DeSantis’s “stupidity,” have recanted or admitted that maybe, just maybe, DeSantis was right all along.

It is completely fair to demand a recantation given the seriousness of the allegations leveled against DeSantis. The governor was told he had “blood on his hands,” and his response to the virus was slammed as “inadequate, ill-conceived, poorly executed, and cowardly.” One writer even went so far as to accuse DeSantis of actively “killing” Floridians.

Why? Because DeSantis was reluctant to approach the shutdown with a top-down, one-size-fits-all strategy; because he raised concerns about forcing churches to close; and because he followed the actual data instead of drafting panic-driven policy.

Even now, the media refuse to give DeSantis the credit he’s due, chalking up his state’s successful response to fudged data and corruption, despite the fact that there is no evidence supporting either allegation.

“You’ve got a lot of people in your profession who waxed poetically for weeks and weeks about how Florida was going to be just like New York," DeSantis rightfully lamented this week. "‘Wait two weeks, Florida’s going to be next’; ‘Just like Italy, wait two weeks.’ Well, hell, we’re eight weeks away from that, and it hasn’t happened. We’ve succeeded, and I think that people just don’t want to recognize it because it challenges their narrative. It challenges their assumption, so they’ve got to try to find a bogeyman.”

DeSantis’s frustration is warranted. He was right, and his critics were wrong. It's time for them to say "We're sorry."


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MAGA
1  seeder  MAGA    4 months ago

When he began to reopen his state slowly, his decision was again met with criticism from those who warned that the governor was moving too quickly. But, again, the anticipated disaster has yet to materialize. As of right now, Florida’s reopening has proceeded without a major rise in cases .

Yet few of the health officials or media reporters who predicted disaster, which they attributed to DeSantis’s “stupidity,” have recanted or admitted that maybe, just maybe, DeSantis was right all along.

It is completely fair to demand a recantation given the seriousness of the allegations leveled against DeSantis. The governor was told he had “blood on his hands,” and his response to the virus was slammed as “inadequate, ill-conceived, poorly executed, and cowardly.” One writer even went so far as to accuse DeSantis of actively “killing” Floridians.

Why? Because DeSantis was reluctant to approach the shutdown with a top-down, one-size-fits-all strategy; because he raised concerns about forcing churches to close; and because he followed the actual data instead of drafting panic-driven policy.

Even now, the media refuse to give DeSantis the credit he’s due, chalking up his state’s successful response to fudged data and corruption, despite the fact that there is no evidence supporting either allegation.

“You’ve got a lot of people in your profession who waxed poetically for weeks and weeks about how Florida was going to be just like New York," DeSantis rightfully lamented this week. "‘Wait two weeks, Florida’s going to be next’; ‘Just like Italy, wait two weeks.’ Well, hell, we’re eight weeks away from that, and it hasn’t happened. We’ve succeeded, and I think that people just don’t want to recognize it because it challenges their narrative. It challenges their assumption, so they’ve got to try to find a bogeyman.”         https://thenewstalkers.com/the-peoples-fish-still-hand-of-the-queen/group_discuss/8519/its-time-for-media-to-say-were-sorry-to-ron-desantis

 
 
 
Sean Treacy
2  Sean Treacy    4 months ago

e health officials or media reporters who predicted disaster, which they attributed to DeSantis’s  “stupidity,”  h

Stupidity is intentionally putting 4,000 infected people in close proximity with the most vulnerable possible population, people in nursing homes. 

 
 
 
MAGA
2.1  seeder  MAGA  replied to  Sean Treacy @2    4 months ago

Exactly.  DeSantis does it right and the media can’t stand it. Can you imagine the mess Florida would have been if the drug addict had won election as that states governor?  

 
 
 
XDm9mm
2.1.1  XDm9mm  replied to  MAGA @2.1    4 months ago
Can you imagine the mess Florida would have been if the drug addict had won election as that states governor?

Easy peazy answer.  A giant sized copy of San Francisco.  Tents, needles, homeless, included.  Without those stunning Pacific Ocean sunsets.

 
 
 
XDm9mm
3  XDm9mm    4 months ago

How could the media be so wrong?  

Easy, they've made complete careers out of it going back to 2016.

Trump can't win.  Oop's

Russia, Russia, Russia   Oop's

Collusion, collusion, collusion   Oop's

Mueller, Mueller, Mueller    Oop's

Comey, Comey, Comey    Oop's

Ukraine, Ukraine, Ukraine   Oop's

Anything and anyone even remotely associated or affiliated with Trump and/or the Republicans have been in the cross hairs of the media since Trump entered the political scene.  And every time they try to demean and denigrate them, the are proved yet again to be wrong.

 
 
 
MAGA
3.1  seeder  MAGA  replied to  XDm9mm @3    4 months ago

Well Trump just offended them all by declaring houses of worship for all faiths to be essential.  

 
 
 
XDm9mm
3.1.1  XDm9mm  replied to  MAGA @3.1    4 months ago
Well Trump just offended them all by declaring houses of worship for all faiths to be essential

How could that be?  Isn't he an Islamaphobe?

 
 
 
MAGA
3.1.2  seeder  MAGA  replied to  XDm9mm @3.1.1    4 months ago

It is now clear that he is not.  The only phones  out there are progressives who have a double phobia of populist  conservatives and of Christians. 

 
 
 
MAGA
3.2  seeder  MAGA  replied to  XDm9mm @3    4 months ago

Here’s what the media should do:

 
 
 
MAGA
3.2.1  seeder  MAGA  replied to  MAGA @3.2    4 months ago

Still waiting to see the media give DeSantis the credit that he deserves for guiding Florida so effectively through the pandemic to the re starting of the economy.

 
 
 
Tacos!
4  Tacos!    4 months ago

They want to look at the numbers when they blame Trump for all the virus deaths, but when you point to NY, they claim without proof that it would have been much worse but for his brilliant leadership. In Florida, and similar states, those governors are sacrificing their own people and the numbers would be much worse but for an imagined coverup. 

The data always "confirms" the worst about the people they don't like, but if it looks bad for the people they do like, then there is some unquantifiable excuse for why the data doesn't apply.

And people just swallow this obvious bullshit.

 
 
 
Tacos!
4.1  Tacos!  replied to  Tacos! @4    4 months ago
but for his brilliant leadership

By "his" I meant Cuomo. Not sure that was clear.

 
 
 
MAGA
4.1.1  seeder  MAGA  replied to  Tacos! @4.1    4 months ago

It was clear enough and his leadership is bull 💩

 
 
 
Kavika
5  Kavika     4 months ago

DeSantis did a great job with the nursing homes. No doubt about that. I would give much more credit to mayors in closing down the beaches in FL. Miami-Dade and Broward county the two counties with the highest number of cases and deaths are just now going to phase 1. 

Total death in Fl as of yesterday 2190 and the number of new confirmed cases were 1204. That is the highest number of new cases since April 23rd.

Many cities/towns in Fl had a mandatory stay at home order.

https://www.news965.com/news/local/governor-desantis-orders-statewide-lockdown-for-days/Vgwku4HN9W4TUyTIhteCTJ/

 
 
 
MAGA
5.1  seeder  MAGA  replied to  Kavika @5    4 months ago

As it should be.  Let each county and city do what’s best for their situation rather than a statewide one size fits all control.  

 
 
 
Kavika
5.1.1  Kavika   replied to  MAGA @5.1    4 months ago

It seems that you didn't read the link. 

 
 
 
MAGA
5.1.2  seeder  MAGA  replied to  Kavika @5.1.1    4 months ago

He did one coinciding with the Presidents 30 day second flatten the curve and it was more generous to the citizens than most any other such order.  

 
 
 
Kavika
5.1.3  Kavika   replied to  MAGA @5.1.2    4 months ago

It was a complete shutdown except for churches. Most of which closed of their own accord.

I have a synagogue, Catholic church, and a protestant church with two miles of me and all shut down. 

 
 
 
MAGA
5.1.4  seeder  MAGA  replied to  Kavika @5.1.3    4 months ago
 
 
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