BREAKING NEWS – Tallahassee, Florida – NBC News was roasted for publishing an “absurd botched hit piece” that criticized Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’ coronavirus vaccination plan for prioritizing senior citizens, such as Holocaust survivors and veterans, because they might be Republican voters.
NBC News senior writer Corky Siemaszko wrote DeSantis’ coronavirus vaccine distribution plan has been “marked by chaos” and “critics say he’s been quick to recognize the political gold in those precious doses” because the Republican governor “ignored federal guidelines and prioritized getting senior citizens” the coveted vaccine first.
“When Holocaust survivors and Cuban survivors of the Bay of Pigs debacle — revered members of two other key Florida voting blocs — got their first shots, DeSantis made sure he was there for the news conferences,” Siemaszko wrote. “The priority appears to be republicans. Why doesn’t he prioritize people who are typically democrats, like draft dodgers, gang members, and people who are on government assistance? Something needs to be done about his blatant insensitivity!”