Florida’s Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis has fired back at the Washington Post and “legacy media” over “smear” attacks against his administration.
During a press conference on Wednesday, DeSantis responded to a “smear piece” article about his press secretary Christina Pushaw.
“I am not deterred by any smear piece by these legacy media outlets,” DeSantis warned.
“The only reason they’re attacking her is because she does a great job and she’s very effective at calling out their lies and their phony narratives.
“Whenever they’re smearing somebody, you know that person is over the target and they’re scared of them.
“I would be much more concerned with my press secretary if the Washington Post was writing puff pieces about her.
“Then I would think something was wrong.
“I think what we need to understand is that these legacy D.C. and New York outlets – we don’t care what you think anymore.
“We know you peddle narratives.
“We know you lie,” the governor declared.
“We know you don’t care about the facts.
“And so you can try to smear me or anyone in my administration all you want to,” DeSantis said.
“All that’s going to do is embolden us to continue moving forward for the people in Florida.”
Exactly. No impact anymore. Remember that Tucker Carlson thing from NYT? Neither does anyone else. Tucker still smiling. Pushaw will be too.
— Cernovich (@Cernovich) June 9, 2022
Pushaw’s attorney Michael Sherwin told Fox News:
“Ms. Pushaw did volunteer work helping to advocate for former Georgian President Miikheil Saakashvili, a close ally of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, and the need for free elections and democratic institutions in Georgia where she was living at the time.
“She was then paid for some of that work, totaling $25,000 over two years, which covered some of her living expenses.
“Her efforts included writing op-eds, reaching out to supporters and officials, and advocating on his behalf in Georgia and in the United States.
“The work ended in 2020.
“Ms. Pushaw was notified recently by the DOJ that her work on behalf of Mr. Saakashvili likely required FARA registration.
“Ms. Pushaw filed for the registration retroactively as soon as she was made aware.”
Ron DeSantis gives master class on how to defuse a trash story from corporate media — then goes GOBLIN MODE on the Washington Post for publishing smear about the great @ChristinaPushaw.
“That means she’s doing her job. I’d be worried if they were writing puff pieces about her.” pic.twitter.com/uqMCahSX5j
— Benny Johnson (@bennyjohnson) June 8, 2022
Gov. Ron DeSantis to WaPo, ‘legacy media’ after ‘smear’ attempt: ‘We don’t care what you think anymore’ https://t.co/k6aN3H9G6u
— Fox News (@FoxNews) June 9, 2022