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May 20, 2020

Ron DeSantis Debunks the Leftwing Propaganda Organization's Latest Conspiracy Theory, That Even Though Florida Seems Safe, That's Only Because It's Hiding So Many Bodies It's Not Funny

The clickbait conspiracy theory sites called "the media" must not be getting enough clicks, because they're pushing a new conspiracy theory.

Before getting to that, enjoy Rich Lowry's interview with DeSantis, who is "amused" that the media continues swearing that Florida is a Death Zone while completely ignoring the actual Death Zone their favorite nipple-clamped leftwing governor has created.

A couple of months ago, the media, almost as one, decided that Governor Ron DeSantis was a public menace who was going to get Floridians killed with his lax response to the coronavirus crisis.

In an interview with National Review, DeSantis says he was surprised at "how knee-jerk" the hostile coverage was, but he "also knew that none of these people knew anything about Florida at all, so I didn't care what they were saying."

The conventional wisdom has begun to change about Florida, as the disaster so widely predicted hasn’t materialized. It's worth delving into the state's response -- as described by DeSantis and a couple of members of his team -- because it is the opposite of the media narrative of a Trump-friendly governor disregarding the facts to pursue a reckless agenda. DeSantis and his team have followed the science closely from the beginning, which is why they forged a nuanced approach, but one that focused like a laser on the most vulnerable population, those in nursing homes.

An irony of the national coverage of the coronavirus crisis is that at the same time DeSantis was being made into a villain, New York governor Andrew Cuomo was being elevated as a hero, even though the DeSantis approach to nursing homes was obviously superior to that of Cuomo. Florida went out of its way to get COVID-19-positive people out of nursing homes, while New York went out of its way to get them in, a policy now widely acknowledged to have been a debacle.

The media didn't exactly have their eyes on the ball. "The day that the media had their first big freakout about Florida was March 15th," DeSantis recalls, "which was, there were people on Clearwater Beach, and it was this big deal. That same day is when we signed the executive order to, one, ban visitation in the nursing homes, and two, ban the reintroduction of a COVID-positive patient back into a nursing home."

DeSantis is bemused by the obsession with Florida's beaches. When they opened in Jacksonville, it was a big national story, usually relayed with a dire tone. "Jacksonville has almost no COVID activity outside of a nursing-home context," he says. "Their hospitalizations are down, ICU down since the beaches opened a month ago. And yet, nobody talks about it. It's just like, 'Okay, we just move on to the next target.'"

I think the word he actually wanted was "amused." Everyone seems to think that bemused means amused, jus a little more archly, but in fact it means "confused."

Anyway.

The media hasn't completely "moved on the next target." The media contiues its bizarre and remorseless campaign to fight coronavirus in all the places it's not. Like Georgia and Florida.

Meanwhile, it studiously covers up the fact that the states with high coronavirus infection and death rates all forced nursing homes to accept infected people, who then infected thousands of at-risk elderly people; New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Fascist Tranny Karl "Gretchen" Whitmer's Michigan all made the disgusting and unnecessary decision to reduce the infection rates among hospital care-givers by consigning tens of thousands of elderly people to death by packing them in with infected people.

DeSantis signed an order that nursing homes must not take back people infected with coronavirus (until cured, of course).

New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Michigan all decreed that nursing homes must take in infected people, to infect the entire home.


They knew they were murdering people.

They put them on the cattle cars anyway.

This is basically state-directed murder. They decided that it would be better to kill these people in nursing homes than to risk doctors and nurses at regular hospitals getting ill.

To spare doctors and nurses, they decided to literally Kill Grandma.

That is a repulsive decision -- all the more repulsive given that the threat of coronavirus was wildly overblown, and the main reason for high rates of infection and death is due precisely to four liberal governor's Nazi-like euthanasia of the elderly, making that disgusting decision to euthanize based on their precious models' garbage outputs.

They didn't even need to murder these people to spare their hospital workers.

So: Obviously, the media looks for the story not where it actually is -- in the abbatoirs for the elderly designed and run by governors Cuomo, Murphy, Wolf, and Whitmer -- but where it is not, insisting on pretending that a Jacksonville beach with a scattered lot of young, fit people is more of a danger zone for covid than the death camps their liberal governors made.

Part of the propaganda organizations' efforts here have been promoting leftwing conspiracy theories that although Florida's official numbers look good, in fact, Florida is seeing huge numbers of deaths that they're just "disappearing," somehow.

And the lynchpin for this conspiracy theory is the claim of a woman with a geography degree who claims she's a "scientist," and who has a troubled history of arrests for trespassing, assault, and sexually cyberstalking an ex.

She was fired for insubordination, for insisting on entering her own idea of what Florida's numbers should be rather than what actual scientits, and her actual superiors, told her the verified numbers were, but the media has decided to take this cyberstalker's claims of being a heroic scientist fired for Telling The Truth The Rethuglikkkans Want Covered Up as their narrative.

Rebekkah Jones is not a "scientist" as she and her media promoters claim. She has a degree in geography and... journalism, because of course.

She is not the "chief architect" of Florida's covid website. She seems like she's more of a data entry person who has learned on the job how to build simple websites by taking the pre-made modules from a website-building service.

She was not fired for refusing to "alter the numbers" but for altering the numbers herself. She is a fucking data entry cog. She is supposed to input the numbers that actual scientists have collected and confirmed.

Instead, she insisted on enterring her own numbers.

And she's a criminal.

Jones also has an extensive criminal history in Leon County, where she’s been arrested and charged with three felonies, including one for robbery, and a handful of misdemeanor cases including "sexual cyberstalking," a case where she created a website and used it to sexually harass her ex-boyfriend. The website has been taken down, but images from the case exist in Leon County court records.

Most of the charges filed against her came after she was hired by the Department of Health, so they would not have turned up in any background check.

The bottom line: Rebekah Jones was fired for performance issues, not for "refusing to manipulate data." And her extensive criminal history, which predates her employment in Florida, lends credence to the DeSantis administration that she was just a troublesome employee who is now disgruntled and trying to get media attention about her firing. The easiest way to get media attention right now is to claim a Republican elected official is involved in a conspiracy to cover up COVID-19 data detrimental to reopening the state economy.

The media outlets listed above will not issue retractions. They will double down on the idea that DeSantis’s administration is withholding / manipulating / deleting / altering data. That, too is totally false. But mark these words, the embarrassment of touting Rebekah Jones as their coronavirus martyr will quickly fade into the mainstream media memory hole.

That's the background for the below video clips, in which DeSantis tells the Conspiracy Theory Propaganda Media to fuck right the hell off.


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