Viewers react to Jimmy Kimmel calling Florida ‘America’s North Korea’: ‘Hateful ignorance’

6/6/21
 
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6/6/21:

Gov. Ron DeSantis has been a favorite target of the media’s for largely keeping Florida open during pandemic.

ABC late night host Jimmy Kimmel infuriated viewers after disparaging the state of Florida as “America’s North Korea” on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” Friday night.

A now-infamous CBS’ “60 Minutes” segment suggested that the governor gave the Publix grocery store chain preferable treatment for the coronavirus vaccine based on its donations to his PAC. The segment also painted DeSantis as a villain who prioritized at-risk senior citizens over teachers. He pushed back against “60 Minutes” for what he called “deceptive editing.”

“They’ve issued a lot of mealy-mouthed statements since the episode aired, they knew what they were putting on the air was false,” DeSantis said on “Fox & Friends.”

As DeSantis noted in May, 40 states had higher per capita mortality for seniors for COVID than Florida and yet the state is “open for business.” keeping unemployment at 4.8%.

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