America’s mainstream media is more than biased.
Donald Trump recently said 80 percent of the media is fake news.
Proving his point, the fake news media was just caught spreading a massive lie.
Liberal Twitter mobs pounced on Florida’s GOP Gubernatorial candidate Ron DeSantis with cries of racism the day after his primary win.
His crime? According to a liberal activist on Twitter, DeSantis said on Fox News that “FL shouldn’t ‘monkey this up’ by electing Andrew Gillum.”
Gillum is black, so the comment must be a racist dog whistle, according to liberals and their pals in the fake news media.
Except for one thing — that’s not at all what DeSantis said.
DeSantis was talking about the danger posed by his opponent’s socialist policies.
Florida has been experiencing economic growth under the policies of the current Republican governor, Rick Scott.
That’s when DeSantis said:
“Let’s build off the success we’ve had on Governor Scott. The last thing we need to do is to monkey this up by trying to embrace a socialist agenda with huge tax increases and bankrupting the state. That is not gonna work. That is not gonna be good for Florida.”
Cue the left-wing outrage mob on Twitter. And from there, it didn’t take long for the fake news media who lives in the Twitterverse to seize on the faux outrage.
MSNBC’s Ali Velshi called it a “shocking comment.”
“Florida’s GOP gubernatorial nominee says a vote for his black opponent would ‘monkey this up'” — CNN
“DeSantis under fire for saying Florida shouldn’t ‘monkey this up’ by electing Gillum, who is black” — NBC
“GOP Candidate Criticized After Saying Black Opponent Would ‘Monkey This Up’” — TIME
“Republican Ron DeSantis says electing black opponent Andrew Gillum would “monkey this up”” — Vox
“Ron DeSantis Tells Florida To Not ‘Monkey This Up’ By Electing Andrew Gillum” — HuffPost
HuffPost also dinged DeSantis for calling his opponent “articulate.” As if a white man saying nice things about a black man is a de facto racist comment.
DeSantis’ spokesman called the claims that the remarks were racist “absurd.”
“Ron DeSantis was obviously talking about Florida not making the wrong decision to embrace the socialist policies that Andrew Gillum espouses. To characterize it as anything else is absurd. Florida’s economy has been on the move for the last eight years and the last thing we need is a far-left Democrat trying to stop our success.”
In psychology, the term “projection” is used to describe an instance where someone denies the existence of certain feelings or emotions in themselves and instead attributes them to someone else.
If liberals and their pals in the fake news media see racist connotations behind every little thing conservatives do or say, perhaps they’re the ones who have the problem.
What are your thoughts? Was DeSantis’ comment inappropriate or is the media outright lying in an attempt to undercut his campaign?
Let us know in the comments below!