The way in which the mainstream media chooses to operate is wholly unappetizing, having to grovel for your attention in ever-more obviously pedantic ways, begging you to stay through the commercial breaks so that their paychecks stay plump and juicy.
It’s an ugly truth about the infotainment industry, and in this era of turbo-hyperbole, the sorts of things that are being said in an alleged “newsroom” are borderline slanderous.
Take Joe Scarborough, for example, who this week denigrated the entire southern United States during a pathetic attempt to smear Florida Governor Ron DeSantis.
The MSNBC host focused on the recent press conference held by DeSantis on Wednesday where he responded to President Joe Biden’s attacks on his management of COVID-19 in his state. During the conference, DeSantis also called out Biden’s lack of response to the ongoing crisis along the southern border.
“Joe Biden has taken to himself to try to single out Florida over COVID. What is his big solution? What is he so upset about Florida?” DeSantis said. “His solution is he wants to have the government force kindergarteners to wear masks in school. He thinks that should be a decision for the government. Well I can tell you that in Florida, the parents are going to be the ones in charge of that decision. So why don’t you do your job, why don’t you get this border secure, and until you do that, I don’t want to hear a blip about COVID from you.”
Scarborough, who served as a Florida congressman from 1995 to 2001, immediately mocked this response, claiming DeSantis was attempting to fool his unintelligent followers.
“I mean, who, who was he talking to? Cletus the slack-jawed yokel? Like who, who was really fooled by that?” Scarborough fired back.
DeSantis and Biden have been having a fairly heated feud as of late, trading shots with one another over their disparate views regarding how best to handle the coronavirus crisis.