Ron DeSantis committee distracts from Fox News ties in latest fundraising appeal

Ron DeSantis
The email attacked CNN, Chris Cuomo, and other 'mainstream' targets.

Tampa Bay Times story revealing a symbiosis between the Fox News Channel and Gov. Ron DeSantis got a reaction of sorts from the Governor’s political committee.

However, “Friends of Ron DeSantisdid not respond directly. The committee, in a Friday fundraising pitch, instead drew “battle lines” against “the heavily biased mainstream media” and “corporate media and liberals” blasting the Governor.

The committee did not mention the leveraging of Fox News as a counterweight in its eight-paragraph fundraising appeal, instead preferring to hit some familiar topics, tropes, and themes.

“Joe Biden and his pals in the media believe it should be the federal government. Governor DeSantis believes it is YOU who should be in control of your future,” the missive contends.

The committee then turns its focus to CNN and anchor Chris Cuomo, whose scandal-plagued brother is on his way out as Governor of New York.

“CNN’s Chris Cuomo spent over 20% of his airtime last week talking about Governor DeSantis. During that same period, Cuomo was notably silent on the sexual harassment scandal surrounding the governor of America’s fourth-largest state — who also happens to be Chris Cuomo’s brother,” the email asserts, with dismay at the CNN host’s “baseless attacks on Governor DeSantis.”

A former President also made a return to DeSantis’ fundraising pitches.

“The same corporate media spending hours on end attacking Governor DeSantis for defending liberty by resisting mandates and lockdowns also make sure to bend over backward explaining away Barack Obama hosting a mask-less 60th birthday party or Democrat elected officials violating their own COVID mandates time and time again,” the text tut tuts.

“The hypocrisy of our media knows no bounds. Fortunately, Governor DeSantis doesn’t give a rip about what the corporate media says,” goes the claim.

While the “corporate media” may not be to DeSantis’ liking, the Governor still finds earned media.

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Thursday night saw him on the Tucker Carlson show, where he blasted the Biden administration’s “medical authoritarianism” and contended that the White House is “obsessed” with undermining him.

DeSantis, noted Steve Contorno in the Times, picks his spots on Fox. He prefers the morning shows and the primetime showcases over the more hard-news shows during the working day, indicating that his appearances are more driven by politics than policy.

Fox reached out after this piece’s publication with a quote from a spokesperson contending Fox “works to secure interviews daily with headliners across the political spectrum which is a basic journalism practice at all news organizations.”

A.G. Gancarski

A.G. Gancarski has written for FloridaPolitics.com since 2014. He is based in Northeast Florida. He can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter: @AGGancarski


12 comments

  • Sonja Fitch

    August 13, 2021 at 1:28 pm

    The complete bs of the ad is not fooling anyone. Duffus Desantis is willingly slaughtering Floridians! Duffus Desantis is a damn killer for placing our children in harms way! Under 12 no vaccines! Masks masks and masks. For our children to be back in school! It is really that simple to save lives from Delta virus!

    • Anna

      August 13, 2021 at 6:20 pm

      My neighbor’s aunt makes 62 every hour on the internet..i she has been without work for eight months but the previous month her revenue was 19022 only working on the laptop 5 hours a day..

      check this…… http://PayBuzz1.com

  • tjb

    August 13, 2021 at 1:36 pm

    Why doesn’t DeSantis do interviews with ABC, NPR, NBC, or CBS?

    • Frankie M.

      August 13, 2021 at 2:26 pm

      his base only has one channel on their tv’s

    • Lorraine

      August 13, 2021 at 2:31 pm

      They will not soft ball questions to him & most of them know their facts – so basically it is all about FEAR – fear about going against deep questions & fear of looking like a fool ( correction : fear of people outside of Florida realizing he is a fool ! )

    • Andrew Finn

      August 13, 2021 at 2:39 pm

      Probably because ABC, NPR,NBC, and CBS usually try to avoid interviewing idiots, morons, fools, and people who are only pretending to do their jobs. That lets Emperor DeSantis out in several ways all at once. He’s trying to “play God” when he can’t even “play Governor” well enough to fool anybody.

  • Frankie M.

    August 13, 2021 at 2:31 pm

    This pot calling the kettle black argument is getting tiresome while faux news spends half their time dismissing the covid surge & restrictions and the other half decrying people coming over the border with covid. Can’t have it both ways.

  • Tom

    August 13, 2021 at 3:06 pm

    Ha, ha, ha all the ignorant Manchurians are out.
    Nothing from you bots on your corrupt Governors. Cuomo the fondler, Newsom the recaller, Whitmer the anti boating and Gardner, and Northam the racist, black facer.
    Why should he go on anti conservative, hateful Dem networks. They are shills for the Dem party. Abusive and vengeful. No need to.
    You are just jealous Manchurian bots.

    • Tjb

      August 13, 2021 at 4:34 pm

      If DeSantis is so intelligent and bad ass, what is he afraid of? The truth being exposed?

      • Tom

        August 13, 2021 at 7:55 pm

        You go on sleepy eyes chick todd, his wife is a Dem operative. I’m sure you and Alex knew that. You go on George Stephie/ABC, Clinton hack.Or CNN. Please. America’s Governor suffers fools gladly, so you, Alex, Frankie, A, Palmer, Sonja, Lorraine and the rest of your Manchurian nation will fall. DeSantis doesn’t need those clown hating shows. Personally, I would suggest he finds one to go on but not necessary. They won’t be fair like the 60 mints hit job. That wasn’t objective. Total con.

        • tjb

          August 14, 2021 at 1:54 pm

          What election did DeSantis get voted in as America’s Governor?
          DeSantis is not America’s Governor, he is Florida’s Governor. Again, if he is so intelligent and badass why is he afraid of being interviewed by the “fools” on the other media outlets? Doesn’t he want to be seen by more Americans? Or is he simply afraid of being seen for what he really is?

  • Ron Ogden

    August 13, 2021 at 5:19 pm

    It’s funny to watch media hacks trying to avoid washing their own dirty linen in public. And as far as DeSantis and the libbies, why won’t our goofball in chief and his russet little minion deal with Fox in the press room? By the way, has the erstwhile Democratic governor of Tallahassee–the one you would have been so happy to have governing–gotten up on the hotel floor and put his clothes on yet? Inquiring minds. . . .

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