“I think what we’re really witnessing is Orwellian. It’s a Big Tech, corporate media collusion,” Florida Governor Ron DeSantis said Monday criticizing Big Tech censorship on conservative voices.
The governor also pointed out that many media outlets claim to defend freedom of speech, but in reality “they are cheerleaders for censorship”. He made the statements in a message to the state, posted on Twitter.
“So I think we will really continue to witness it and the end result is that the narrative that will prevail is always the correct one,” he continued.
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DeSantis had already referred last week to the handling of information by the mainstream media. This after he was interviewed by CBS and the interview was manipulated to discredit the governor of Florida.
In the interview, he was questioned about his relationship with Publix, the company in charge of distributing the COVID-19 vaccine. The journalist insinuated that DeSantis hired that company because it would contribute resources to his campaign. However, the program edited out the part in which the Republican governor defended himself from the accusations. Publix also assured that host Sharyn Alfonsi’s statements are false.
DeSantis said, at the time, that the network and the 60 Minutes program took it upon themselves to leave the truth on the floor of their editing room.
This Monday he again made reference to the fact that many media leave the truth in the editing rooms. He indicated that they prefer that to telling the truth for citizens to know. “In their opinion, it is better for the truth to stay on the editing floor.”
In addition, DeSantis said CBS is known for lying about its political opponents. He argued that the interview was edited to mislead citizens. “CBS and 60 Minutes have a playbook: lie with impunity, smear their political opponents and deceptively edit out facts that eviscerate their bogus, partisan narratives,” he wrote on Twitter.