The numbers don’t lie. The state of Florida has outperformed the state of New York in every possible metric in fighting the COVID-19 pandemic. The major difference between the two states are their governors. The people of Florida are lucky to have Governor Ron DeSantis in charge of their state. As for the people of the state of New York, who continue to elect incompetent Leftists as mayors and governors: elections have consequences.
Politico Reporter Calls Out Media’s Biased Coverage Of NY, FL Governors’ COVID Response, Gets Lectured By CNN Analyst
By Daily Wire, May 15, 2020
On Thursday, Politico’s Marc Caputo drew attention to the glaring disparity between the media’s coverage of Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis — the former presented in generally glowing terms despite his state’s massive failure in responding to the coronavirus pandemic, while the latter, whose state has been one of the national success stories amid the crisis, has been regularly criticized in reports. For calling out the media, Caputo has come under fire from a fellow journalist from The Daily Beast and CNN.
In an update “from the non-frontlines,” Caputo — a former Miami Herald reporter who now produces Politico’s Florida Playbook — writes:
Good evening, and greetings from Florida, where we feel the need to inform you that it’s not a post-apocalyptic hellscape of coronavirus infection and cadavers stacked like cordwood. That is, Florida just doesn’t look nearly as bad as the national news media and sky-is-falling critics have been predicting for about two months now. But then, the national news media is mostly based in New York and loves to love its Democratic governor, Andrew Cuomo, about as much as it loves to hate on Florida’s Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis.
Having established the largely New York-based media’s habit of “loving” on Cuomo and “hating” on DeSantis, Caputo takes his critique further: the truth is, he writes, based on actual results, DeSantis’s measured response to the crisis appears to have been the right response, while New York has been by far the worst hit
First, let’s just come out and say it: DeSantis looks more right than those who criticized the Sunshine State’s coronavirus response. According to the latest Florida figures, fewer than 2,000 have died, and around 43,000 have been infected. That’s a fraction of the dire predictions made for Florida when spring breakers swarmed the beaches, and those numbers are dwarfed by similarly sized New York, which has seen 12 times more deaths and nearly eight times more infections. (Check out POLITICO’s coronavirus tracker for more.) More people reportedly died in New York nursing homes than in all of Florida.
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