Former reporter Casey DeSantis blasts ‘lying’ media in fundraising pitch
Casey DeSantis.

"It never ceases to amaze me just how corrupt our corporate media has become."

First Lady Casey Black DeSantis was a familiar face on Jacksonville airwaves, with stints on two mainstream newscasts in the years before her husband ran for Governor.

On Tuesday, the former member of the media became a media critic, in a two-fisted attack against “legacy outlets” and the “perpetual lying and distortion” they purportedly promulgate.

“It never ceases to amaze me just how corrupt our corporate media has become. The days of fact-finding and truth-telling are long gone. Instead, the media engages in blatant lies and deception to advance their partisan agenda,” the email from the Governor’s re-election campaign read.

“Governor DeSantis can hardly go a day without needing to correct the record on the false reporting from legacy outlets. They care more about engaging in liberal activism aimed at stopping our Governor than they do about the wellbeing of Floridians,” the missive continued.

Back when Mrs. DeSantis first was introduced to Florida viewers on WJXT’s Morning Show over a decade ago, there was little indication that she would end up as First Lady of the state. Fresh out of college, she was auditioning to be traffic reporter, and her pet peeves were “rubbernecking” and “cellphones.”

She landed the gig, obviously, and turned that into a foothold. She worked in various capacities as an associate producer, a reporter, and an anchor.

Casey would have yet another television gig that overlapped with the political career of her husband, hosting “First Coast Living” and “The Chat” on First Coast News.

As the then-Congressman’s star rose, Casey was mainly doing soft segments, still in the Jacksonville market. However, she sometimes managed a slight subversion, including sneaking a Club for Growth coffee mug onto the set.

However, in either of her Jacksonville media roles, Mrs. DeSantis offered few, if any, critiques of “legacy outlets” and their purported lies.

A.G. Gancarski

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


  • Beth

    March 30, 2022 at 5:46 am

    It never ceases to amaze me that she supports a man who spread trumps lies and helped to incite an insurrection. A man who has not done one thing to help Floridians or the state of FL. A man who cares about nothing but amassing money and power no matter how much hate and bigotry he has to spread to get it. A man who does not support women’s rights. Cry me a river Casey.

    • Edward Renckley

      March 31, 2022 at 5:59 am

      Just a bunch of mindless democrats, you know the ones that would run instead of fighting invaders in the united states, as per the NYT poll

  • ScienceBLVR

    March 30, 2022 at 6:48 am

    I was going to make exactly the same points, Beth. Well said. I mean she must be referring to the perpetual lying and distortion on her hubby’s favorite, Fox News, right? I think that is their mission statement.

  • No truer words

    March 30, 2022 at 8:42 am

    Own it, AG. She knows what she is talking about. Others in your line of work have gutted up and admitted it. “Journalism” does fine with ball scores and traffic accidents, but when it comes to politics and government you have an agenda and, yes, even a script.

  • Frankie M.

    March 30, 2022 at 9:04 am

    Sounds like another case of the pot calling the kettle black.

    • Frankie M.

      March 30, 2022 at 9:08 am

      You mean like Sinclair media?

      A video compilation published on YouTube Saturday shows dozens of news anchors at local affiliate stations owned by the conservative Sinclair Broadcast Group reciting word-for-word the exact same message on “fake” news.

      “Unfortunately, some members of the media use their platforms to push their own personal bias and agenda to control exactly what people think,” the anchors say. “This is extremely dangerous to our democracy.”

  • Tjb

    March 30, 2022 at 9:18 am

    Was Casey DeSantis talking about Fox News?
    It is sad that she uses a method from Putin’s propaganda playbook to maliciously discredit any media source that does not praise or agree with her husband.

  • Maven

    March 30, 2022 at 12:48 pm

    Casey DeSantis is just like Ginni Thomas — meddles in her husband’s career and leverages his position for her own gain. I bet Ron and Justice Thomas swap stories about their domineering, power-hungry wives when they chat.

    I am amused Mrs. DeSantis is attacking the media when they largely have ignored her and at most, treat her meddlesome ways as a footnote when covering her husband. Anyone in Tallahassee knows she has skeletons yet to be unearthed. Best she keep her damn mouth shut before she finds herself in Ginni’s shoes.

  • Charlotte Greenbarg

    March 30, 2022 at 1:31 pm

    The far left parrots are busy, and now they threaten Florida’s First Lady? Typical.

    • Concern Citizen

      March 30, 2022 at 1:40 pm

      I see no threat in the comments. Stop lying Charlotte Greenberg.

    • Go for gold

      March 30, 2022 at 1:46 pm

      “Now they threaten the First Lady”

      Cancer: stop being so dramtic. Save it for when I come back for her for a rematch lol

    • Thom

      March 30, 2022 at 2:35 pm

      If you mean by threats, revealing her hypocrisy and pointing that she may be as corrupt as her spouse? Then yeah, she is definitely deserving of everything said about her here.

    • Send her over

      April 1, 2022 at 1:28 am

      FLOORida can always find another lady.

  • Radiation ☢️

    March 30, 2022 at 1:31 pm

    I’m sorry casey.
    Being around that power plant of a husband affected your mind and your your body.

    Begone lol

    • Edward Renckley

      March 31, 2022 at 6:03 am

      Poor mindless fool you

      • Hope for it

        March 31, 2022 at 11:50 am

        She nearly became one in body.
        Let’s give it a little more time and hope she gets it again lol

  • Gertrude

    March 30, 2022 at 5:47 pm

    I’d like to hear more about her fake cancer treatment and why she felt privileged to take the bell that real cancer patients have rang to mark the end of their chemo!

    • Edward Renckley

      March 31, 2022 at 6:02 am

      I’d like to hear to you get uncureable cancer that is not fake

      • I know

        March 31, 2022 at 11:51 am

        Bet you would
        Get yours instead lol

    • I’ll be fine

      April 1, 2022 at 1:31 am

      The difference between me and you republican?
      I can afford healthcare and yours can’t speed it up hahaha

  • tom palmer

    March 30, 2022 at 6:18 pm

    When it comes to misinformation,, put the governor and his charlatan so-called surgeon general at the top of the list along with all of the other partisan hacks in the current regime.

  • Jack

    March 30, 2022 at 6:42 pm

    I am curious why Peter tweeted today that she is untouchable in terms of criticism and that she is somehow formidable if you cross her? Yeah, she is a bully like her husband and just does a better job hiding it, but her getting to operate in secrecy is what has given her so much power. She should have stuck to exploiting her “cancer” instead of letting the mask slip and publicly acting like her husband. She is flying too close to the sun and will have a real reason to dislike the media if their attention shifts to her. Ivanka was considered untouchable too, until she wasn’t.

    • Edward Renckley

      March 31, 2022 at 6:01 am

      Jack you seem kinda transy to me? Do you go in womens restrooms?

      • SR

        March 31, 2022 at 1:22 pm


  • Edward Renckley

    March 31, 2022 at 6:00 am

    Just a bunch of mindless democrats, you know the ones that would run instead of fighting invaders in the united states, as per the NYT poll

    • Concern Citizen

      March 31, 2022 at 10:16 am

      This NYT Poll is worthless because it is a hypothetical question. Funny how many people will call the NYT news fake news until the Times give them something they want to hear.

      • Easy fight

        March 31, 2022 at 11:54 am

        Let’s look at the average republican:

        Over 80
        Not very healthy or body conditioned
        Not very smart

        Yeah anyone can beat them. Go for it lol

    • tom palmer

      March 31, 2022 at 3:37 pm

      as opposed to mindless Republicans?

    • Would be fun

      April 1, 2022 at 1:33 am

      Just letting you get your numbers down lol

  • Frankie M.

    March 31, 2022 at 8:59 am

    Wow, she certainly takes a long time to make her point less. Her fundraising email felt alot like the scripted talking points she rails against. Methinks she doth protest too much.

  • Edward Lyle

    April 1, 2022 at 6:25 am

    Why are Democrats and Disney so obsessed with children’s sexuality and protecting pedophiles?… or is the answer in the question itself.

  • IAN

    April 1, 2022 at 8:49 am

    I worked for the same ‘fake news’ company alongside you for years miss Black. You should be ashamed of yourself.

  • Fenna VanDerVrees

    April 1, 2022 at 10:37 am

    It is widely rumored Mrs. DeSatantits does not like runaway racks, hence her obsession with newscasters and discrediting them. She was too dishonest for that profession so why not project that trait back on to the busty media?

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