NBC News Slammed For ‘Botched Hit Piece’ On Florida Gov

NBC News was roundly mocked on social media after publishing a piece critical of Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’ coronavirus vaccination plan.

The piece was published on NBC News’ website on Thursday but drew criticism on social media after the network promoted it on Twitter on Saturday.

Headlined “Florida governor accused of playing politics with Covid vaccine,” the article slams DeSantis, claiming his response to the pandemic has been “slow” and his vaccination plan “marked by chaos.”

NBC News senior writer Corky Siemaszko, who penned the piece, highlighted in the very first sentence that according to critics the Florida governor has “been quick to recognize the political gold in those precious doses.”

He then criticized the Republican governor for putting senior citizens first on the list of people to receive a coronavirus vaccine, arguing that he “ignored federal guidelines.”

“When Holocaust survivors and Cuban survivors of the Bay of Pigs debacle — revered members of two other key Florida voting blocs — got their first shots, DeSantis made sure he was there for the news conferences,” Siemaszko wrote.

Siemaszko suggested that DeSantis is now trying to score more political points by “setting up pop-up vaccination sites in planned communities they developed and where GOP voters predominate” and that DeSantis has said his strategy focuses on Florida’s retirement communities.

At one point, he even shames DeSantis for boasting that a 94-year-old Korean war veteran received a coronavirus vaccine.

Critics described the article as a “hit piece” on the Florida governor that blasts him for taking steps that don’t warrant any type of criticism.

“So NBC did a hit piece on Ron Desantis. I figured it would be scathing and have some troubling info. Instead one of their biggest criticisms is that Desantis prioritized getting the vaccine to… seniors first. Scandalous,” one user wrote.

“DeSantis is in more trouble for vaccinating the elderly than Cuomo is for murdering them,” another user tweeted, referring to the scandal surrounding New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s handling of nursing home deaths.

“You’re literally criticizing him for vaccinating seniors first, who are far and away the most vulnerable, as opposed to the Cuomo model of killing them and covering it up,” a third user added.

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