What hurts the fake news media more than anything? Lack of access. While President Trump was more than generous in allowing MSNBC, CNN, and other organizations that push false stories constantly to attend White House briefings, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis doesn’t quite have his level of patience.
DeSantis hosted a bill signing for a new law that protects elections from fraud. But when the media wanted to get in, they were told “no” — except for one single organization. Local media, national media, international media — none of them were allowed to collect footage they could use to lie about DeSantis. But Fox News was given exclusivity.
The new law, which passed by a vote of 23-17 in the state House and 77-40 in the state Senate, restricts the use of dropboxes so that they can be watched carefully. The bill limits where they can be placed, who can drop off ballots, and requires an election official to monitor the opening to make sure that there isn’t any funny business. Also, dropboxes cannot be moved within 30 days of an election. In addition, people must request “vote by mail” ballots each election and cannot be automatically sent one. And, they must provide ID.
“Me signing this bill says, ‘Florida, your vote counts,’” DeSantis said in an interview with Fox & Friends. “Your vote is going to be cast with integrity and transparency, and this is a great place for democracy.”
Many outlets demanded that Fox News boycott events until all media is allowed in, but why should they? Fox News has consistently and accurately reported the truth for the most part. They are the only “journalists” who deserved to be there.