Media Stop Covering FL COVID Data Because DeSantis Downtrend Threatens Lockdown Policy: Sexton, Travis
As the mainstream media and Democrats appear to have abruptly halted or at least released their barrage of criticism of Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, questions arise as to the reasons for the sudden silence. co-host Buck Sexton discussed Thursday on “The Clay Travis and Buck Sexton Show. “
For over a year, DeSantis and the Sunshine State have been a favorite bugaboo of the left and prominent members of the mainstream media whenever the topic of coronavirus mitigation has come up.
On “The Clay Travis and Buck Sexton Show,” host Buck Sexton noted that essentially since then pundits have said little about DeSantis or Florida.
“Why don’t you hear so much about the COVID workload in Florida anymore? ” He asked. “We were telling you about it here in July because the media were convinced Ron DeSantis …” doesn’t care about the elderly or children dying of COVID “- [saying] horrible things. “
Sexton further noted that Conservatives have hung on to the media’s relentless mockery of DeSantis by satirically blaming him for the coronavirus spikes in places like Hawaii and the Northeast.
âWe knew it was absurd,â Sexton said. “[T]they were scoring cheap political points, when we all know there is seasonality in the virus. “
In Hawaii, Democratic Governor David Ige implemented the Safe Travels program, which required mainland travelers to submit negative coronavirus test results to approved vendors shortly before traveling to Aloha state, in addition to a mask warrant. In mid-June, Ige announced restrictions will be gradually lifted as vaccination rates increase.
In May, there had been 55 arrests reported of people violating Safe Travels’ quarantine provisions, according to the Honolulu Star-Advertiser.
In New York City, Governor Kathy Hochul recently said that the NYS National Guard to replace healthcare workers who will be fired for violating the state’s immunization mandate, while New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio began enforcing an ordinance requiring people to show their vaccine cards to enter restaurants, stores or theaters.
Co-host Clay Travis later added that Florida has become “so threatening to the Blue Checkmark Brigade. [on Twitter] and the Anthony Faucis of the world [and] the Biden administration. “
“[Florida] didn’t implement a mask warrant, didn’t make COVID passports and cases still went down, âTravis said, after Sexton referred to a 50% drop in COVID cases in the Sunshine State for the past 2 weeks.
âFlorida has proven how full of the Fauciites ’emperors who have no clothes’,â Travis remarked.
The hosts noted that Australia is a case where the population does not have a “test case” like Florida to prevent the Liberal government from implementing sweeping socio-economic controls, including on mere freedom of movement. , imposed by the police and the army.
But, in the United States, DeSantis has essentially ruined Democrats and media rhetoric because his state has fared much better than expected, as they routinely berate his lack of blanket restrictions.
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Sexton pointed to a new video from an activist group called “Remove Ron,” which interspersed the script from “The Purge” with a video of people flying on a plane and entering seemingly threatening Florida airspace – nicknamed it “Your FlorEver Purge”.
He called it “one of the most unintentionally hilarious and powerful political commercials for the person attacked” that he or Travis had seen.