DeSantis Shuts Out NBC Over Andrea Mitchell Lie Until ‘Track Record Improves’

You don’t mess with Ron DeSantis. Disney learned the hard way, and now NBC “News” is about to find out as well. Andrea Mitchell, once a respected journalist who is now little more than a mouthpiece for the liberal left media has found out as well. After spewing a well debunked and documented lie about DeSantis and educational policies in Florida regarding slavery and race, DeSantis has put NBC Universal and its affiliates on lockdown until they decide to start being a reputable outlet again. That might take a minute. Check this out.

Gov. Ron DeSantis will boycott NBC Universal and its affiliates until MSNBC host Andrea Mitchell “corrects the blatant lie” about the Florida governor’s stance on Black history in schools, DeSantis’ press secretary said.

During an interview with Vice President Kamala Harris on Friday, Mitchell incorrectly said DeSantis was against teaching Florida students about slavery and its aftermath.

In truth, DeSantis in April signed a law that prevents school districts from teaching critical race theory. The Republican also has targeted the removal of books from elementary and middle schools that talk explicitly about sex.

Andrea Mitchell knew exactly what she was doing. It is well documented and debunked that DeSantis NEVER restricted teaching about slavery in Florida. Why would he? The Florida governor isn’t against education, he is against indoctrination. Critical race theory and gender theory are indoctrination. Teaching about slavery is history. A difference Andre Mitchell well knew. Now NBC is paying the price.

Following criticism of her comments, Mitchell ended her Wednesday show by saying she had been “imprecise in summarizing Governor DeSantis’ position about teaching slavery in schools.”

However, she added that DeSantis “has opposed the teaching of an African American studies curriculum as well as the use of some authors and source materials that historians and teachers say makes it all but impossible for students to understand the broader historic and political context behind slavery and its aftermath in the years since.”

The half-assed apology from Mitchell and subsequent nonsense claiming that it is impossible for students to understand the context behind slavery without pushing CRT was the straw that broke the Governors back. DeSantis’ team immediately took action. Press Secretary Bryan Griffin released a scathing statement.

“I think we need to take a step back,” Griffin tweeted Wednesday afternoon. “There will be no consideration of anything related to NBC Universal or its affiliates until and at least Andrea Mitchell corrects the blatant lie she made about the governor, and NBC and its affiliates display a consistent track record of truthful reporting. Please feel free to pass this up and around the network.”

“To all of the bookers and producers reaching out to our office from @NBCNews and @MSNBC for @GovRonDeSantis to join your shows, this will be the standard response from our office until @mitchellreports apologizes and your track record improves.”

Considering NBC and their track record, it might be a minute before they get any face time with DeSantis. MSNBC, the network that hosts Mitchell is further left than even CNN. The legacy media needs to understand that Ron DeSantis is not to be trifled with. Disney knows, just ask the mouse. Now NBC Universal has some self-reflecting and correcting to do before they get to talk to Daddy DeSantis again.



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