Deep Dive (April 7): Florida Gov. Criticizes ’60 Minutes’ Report as ‘Smear Merchants’

April 7, 2021 Updated: April 7, 2021

The Rockies will be the new home of Major League Baseball (MLB). MLB said it chose Denver because the Colorado Rockies, the state’s baseball team, was already in the bidding process to host a future All-Star Game. It added that both the Colorado governor and mayor have committed to providing the necessary support for this year’s game to be held there. So how do the voting laws in Colorado compare with Georgia?

This comes as former President Donald Trump says the voting reforms in Georgia don’t go far enough. Trump issued a statement saying: “Georgia’s election reform law is far too weak and soft to ensure real ballot integrity! Election Day is supposed to be Election Day, not Election Week or Election Month. Far too many days are given to vote. Too much ‘mischief’ can happen during this very long period of time.”

Florida’s governor is pushing back against the TV program “60 Minutes” for their criticisms of his state’s vaccine rollout. He blasts the media for changing the narrative, saying “And it shows you how dishonest, these are smear merchants, that’s why nobody trusts corporate media. They are a disaster in what they’re doing.” Over the weekend, “60 Minutes” ran a story criticizing him for offering a contract to the supermarket chain Publix in an effort to distribute the vaccine to communities throughout Palm Beach. The program suggested that the governor had ulterior motives for the strategy he took. The report in question left out 356 words from his 423-word answer.

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