60 Minutes Pushes Vaccination Fake News Against Palm Beach

60 Minutes Pushes Vaccination Fake News Against Palm Beach

Bipartisan push back on 60 Minutes

Jim McCool
Jim McCool
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April 5, 2021

Florida’s vaccine plan has made nationwide headlines recently after Governor Ron DeSantis (R-FL) officially did away with vaccine passports.  However, Democrat-run Palm Beach County was the subject of a 60 minutes interview that blasted their handling of the vaccine distribution and Gov. DeSantis vaccine roll-out effort, calling it ‘pay-to-play.’

Palm Beach Mayor Dave Kerner (D) responded in a statement claiming that the reporting was based on, “bad information”, adding, “It was intentionally false.”

Palm Beach County has actually talked about expanding their max vaccination centers, with bipartisan support.  However, Kerner feels that 60 minutes decided to ignore this in order to stay consistent with their narrative.

Mayor Kerner stated:

“We have confronted this pandemic for over a year.  Our residents, like all Americans, are tired.  And the media is making it worse.  They are hellbent on dividing us for cheap views and clicks.  60 Minutes should be ashamed.”

Since its release, the 60 minutes segment has gained tons of traction on Twitter from Democrats and DeSantis detractors, but the narrative the program set out there has now been debunked.

Mayor Kerner has stayed consistent in his thanks for the work of Governor DeSantis.  He adds that “the results speak for themselves” in regard to the recent fake news campaign, ignited by Commissioner Nikki Fried (D-FL).

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Jim McCool

Jim McCool

Jim is an 18-year-old Pre-law student and has lived in Florida for 15 years. He is a member of the Benjamin Franklin Society of Scholars, received the 'Spirit of the American Legion' award, and was the President and founder of his high school's debate and moot court teams. On the side, he enjoys football, academics, politics and is a self-proclaimed patriot.