DeSantis Slams ‘Corporate Press’ Over Hurricane Coverage

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis

( – Stepping up his criticism of “corporate press” because of what he believes happened in the days before and after Hurricane Ian struck Florida as one of the deadliest and costliest hurricanes in years to strike the United States, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis accused the media of wanting “to use storms and destruction from storms as a way to advance their agenda.”

DeSantis had much more to say, as recounted by The Hill in “DeSantis steps up attacks on media“:

“‘Quite frankly, you have national regime media that they wanted to see Tampa [where the storm was originally predicted to strike]┬ábecause they thought that that’d be worse for Florida. That’s how these people think,” ‘DeSantis said during the interview [with Florida Voice], held as he toured the devastation.

“‘They don’t care about the people of this state. They don’t care about this community. They want to use storms and destruction from storms as a way to advance their agenda,’ he said.

“‘They don’t care about the lives here,’ DeSantis added of the media. ‘If they can use it to pursue their political agenda, they will do it.'” [emphasis added]

Later, a DeSantis spokesperson emphasized what DeSantis said.

“Governor DeSantis is absolutely correct in his assertion: many people in the media have shamefully capitalized on the tragedy of Hurricane Ian to push their political agenda,” said Bryan Griffin.

What is your opinion? Do you agree with Florida Governor Ron DeSantis that the “corporate press” doesn’t care about people in harm’s way of disasters like the hurricane that struck Florida? Please share your thoughts and views by emailing [email protected]. Thank you.