...A couple of months ago, the media, almost as one, decided that Governor Ron DeSantis was a public menace who was going to get Floridians killed with his lax response to the coronavirus crisis.Read more here.
In an interview with National Review, DeSantis says he was surprised at “how knee-jerk” the hostile coverage was, but he “also knew that none of these people knew anything about Florida at all, so I didn’t care what they were saying.”
The conventional wisdom has begun to change about Florida, as the disaster so widely predicted hasn’t materialized. It’s worth delving into the state’s response — as described by DeSantis and a couple of members of his team — because it is the opposite of the media narrative of a Trump-friendly governor disregarding the facts to pursue a reckless agenda. DeSantis and his team have followed the science closely from the beginning, which is why they forged a nuanced approach, but one that focused like a laser on the most vulnerable population, those in nursing homes.
An irony of the national coverage of the coronavirus crisis is that at the same time DeSantis was being made into a villain, New York governor Andrew Cuomo was being elevated as a hero, even though the DeSantis approach to nursing homes was obviously superior to that of Cuomo. Florida went out of its way to get COVID-19-positive people out of nursing homes, while New York went out of its way to get them in, a policy now widely acknowledged to have been a debacle.
...The media hasn't completely "moved on the next target." The media contiues its bizarre and remorseless campaign to fight coronavirus in all the places it's not. Like Georgia and Florida.
Meanwhile, it studiously covers up the fact that the states with high coronavirus infection and death rates all forced nursing homes to accept infected people, who then infected thousands of at-risk elderly people; New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Fascist Tranny Karl "Gretchen" Whitmer's Michigan all made the disgusting and unnecessary decision to reduce the infection rates among hospital care-givers by consigning tens of thousands of elderly people to death by packing them in with infected people.
DeSantis signed an order that nursing homes must not take back people infected with coronavirus (until cured, of course).
New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Michigan all decreed that nursing homes must take in infected people, to infect the entire home.
They knew they were murdering people.
They put them on the cattle cars anyway.
This is basically state-directed murder. They decided that it would be better to kill these people in nursing homes than to risk doctors and nurses at regular hospitals getting ill.
To spare doctors and nurses, they decided to literally Kill Grandma.
That is a repulsive decision -- all the more repulsive given that the threat of coronavirus was wildly overblown, and the main reason for high rates of infection and death is due precisely to four liberal governor's Nazi-like euthanasia of the elderly, making that disgusting decision to euthanize based on their precious models' garbage outputs.
They didn't even need to murder these people to spare their hospital workers.
So: Obviously, the media looks for the story not where it actually is -- in the abbatoirs for the elderly designed and run by governors Cuomo, Murphy, Wolf, and Whitmer -- but where it is not, insisting on pretending that a Jacksonville beach with a scattered lot of young, fit people is more of a danger zone for covid than the death camps their liberal governors made.
Part of the propaganda organizations' efforts here have been promoting leftwing conspiracy theories that although Florida's official numbers look good, in fact, Florida is seeing huge numbers of deaths that they're just "disappearing," somehow.
And the lynchpin for this conspiracy theory is the claim of a woman with a geography degree who claims she's a "scientist," and who has a troubled history of arrests for trespassing, assault, and sexually cyberstalking an ex.
Wednesday, May 20, 2020
What DeSantis did in Florida vs. what Whitmer, Cuomo, Wolf and Murphy did
Rich Lowry writes in part in the National Review,