[Ed. – With all due respect, is Guy Benson not old enough to remember Dan Rather and Mary Mapes? Are they part of CBS’s ‘venerable heritage’?]
Brutal. Just brutal. We are covering this story yet again because it represents a full-blown scandal at the highest levels of ‘prestige’ American journalism. 60 Minutes, with their venerable heritage and many layers of editorial oversight, performed an act of journalistic malpractice so egregious that it could meet the exceptionally high ‘actual malice’ burden of proof for a public figure to win a defamation suit. I’m not sure Gov. Ron DeSantis is going to pursue that route, but some of his pointed language certainly caught the attention of some media watchers. And for the record, as Charles Cooke notes, the story here is not DeSantis’ reaction to the CBS smear job. The story is the CBS smear job. And what makes it so unforgivable is that multiple sources … all told them their angle on vaccine distribution, Publix, and “pay for play” was bunk.