CBS News’ Mysterious ‘Retired Newsman’ Support Adds to Chaos Surrounding ’60 Minutes’ Report on Gov. DeSantis
By Brian Flood, Fox News // April 15, 2021
Sunday’s @60Minutes ended with @Sharyn_Alfonsi reading comments about her shoddy hit piece on @RonDeSantisFL. She didn’t acknowledge doing anything wrong. “Some viewers, including a retired newsman, applauded the story.” #60Minutes pic.twitter.com/v5qEwT5PXc
— Brent Baker (@BrentHBaker) April 12, 2021
(FOX NEWS) – CBS News’ “60 Minutes” enlisted a mysterious “retired newsman” to defend the controversial report about Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’ coronavirus vaccine rollout, but the famed newsmagazine didn’t explain who the alleged former journalist was and his identity remains a mystery.
The now-infamous “60 Minutes” report suggested DeSantis, R., gave the Publix grocery store chain preferable treatment to offer the coronavirus vaccine based on its donations to his PAC, while also suggesting he withheld vaccines from minorities.
CBS News has maintained it did nothing wrong, but bipartisan critics have found multiple issues with the reporting, leading the newsmagazine to address the backlash.
“In the mail this week, comments on our story about disparities in the distribution of COVID-19 vaccine in Palm Beach County, Florida. Viewers focused on an exchange with Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis at a press conference. Some viewers, including a retired newsman, applauded the story,” correspondent Sharyn Alfonsi said on Sunday before reading a glowing letter from “Nick Boryack” in Vero Beach, Florida.
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