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Media creates a 'botched evacuation' narrative against DeSantis

10/3/22
from The Gray Area,
10/3/22:

The legacy media are desperate to find a narrative to use against Governor Ron DeSantis.

They are trying to attach a 'botched evacuation' narrative to his handling of Hurricane Ian, saying he did not set mandatory evacuations for the correct part of Florida where the storm actually hit. The media look silly in this process. In the meantime, he is standing tall.

The following article explains why:

from The Washington Post,
9/30/22:

If you want to understand why Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) represents such a threat to Democrats in the next presidential election, watch his hurricane news briefings — and compare them with Donald Trump’s briefings during the pandemic.

Like Trump, DeSantis is a political counterpuncher who relishes taking the fight to the left.

But as Hurricane Ian approached, DeSantis did something Trump seemed unable or unwilling to do: He flipped a switch and became the very model of a chief executive leading in a time of crisis. At his news briefings, he has been all business. He demonstrated bipartisanship, praising President Biden’s emergency declaration and pledging to work hand in hand with his administration. “You’ve got people’s lives at stake, you’ve got their property at stake, and we don’t have time for pettiness,” DeSantis told reporters Tuesday. “We gotta work together to make sure we’re doing the best job for them.”

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