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Fake News about coronavirus statistics in Florida


National ReviewThis is a story about Rebekah Jones, a former dashboard manager at the Florida Department of Health (FDOH), who has single-handedly managed to convince millions of Americans that Governor Ron DeSantis has been fudging the state’s COVID-19 data.

When I write “single-handedly,” I mean it, for Jones is not one of the people who have advanced this conspiracy theory but rather is the person who has advanced this conspiracy theory. It has been repeated by others, sure: by partisans across the Internet, by unscrupulous Florida Democrats such as Nikki Fried and Charlie Crist, and on television, by MSNBC in particular. But it flows from a single place: Rebekah Jones. To understand that is to understand the whole game. This is about Jones, and Jones alone. If she falls, it falls.

And boy does it deserve to fall.

Funny how everyone in the media was so desperate to use her claims to attack Republicans (Trump and DeSantis) for keeping Florida open, rather than investigating her claims.

This entry was published Sat May 29 23:54:37 CDT 2021 by TriggerFinger and last updated 2021-05-29 23:54:37.0. [Tweet]

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