MSNBC Tries to Smear DeSantis by Baselessly Tying Him to Sex Trafficking Allegations
Host Joy Reid pushes fabricated suggestion that Florida gov tied to scandal
In a staggering example of propaganda, MSNBC host Joy Reid tried to smear Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) by baselessly attempting to link him to unfounded sex trafficking allegations.
During a segment on Thursday night, far-left Reid spoke with partisan former federal prosecutor Glenn Kirschner.
Without producing a shred of evidence, the two tried to loosely imply that DeSantis could be implicated in an alleged scandal involving sex trafficking.
The segment focused on unfounded allegations in the liberal media that Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) is involved in sex trafficking, accusations that he vehemently denies.
Gaetz has also not been charged with any crime and CNN has already admitted that the congressman is being targetted as part of a "propaganda" campaign because he's "a problem for the Democratic Party."
Despite having absolutely no proof, Reid and Kirschner ran with the idea that the allegations against Gaetz were based in fact before attempting to tar DeSantis with the same brush.
"So, the question for Gaetz, because obviously, Greenberg has to give somebody bigger than him, that would be Gaetz,” Reid said.
"Here is at least, per the reporting, the people who were on that Bahamas trip.
"Notice if you see somebody’s name that rings a couple of times.”
"[You] had at least five women, per Politico, you had Gaetz; you had a guy named Jason Pirozzolo, the hand surgeon and GOP fundraiser to Ron DeSantis, who apparently Gaetz wanted to turn into the attorney general of Florida,” Reid continued.
"There’s Halsey Beshears, a former state legislator and former appointed official in the DeSantis administration.”
"If you’re Ron DeSantis, does this feel like it’s creeping closer to you?” Reid asked Kirschner.
"Because these are your friends, these are your allies?”
"Yeah, just as Greenberg’s lawyer said about Matt Gaetz when he left the courthouse the other day, he said, you know what, if I were Matt Gaetz, I don’t think I’d be all that comfortable right about now,” Kirschner claimed.
"You have to believe that DeSantis, I mean, these are his boys, these are his guys, right?
"We’ve seen the pictures.”
"We’ve heard the stories.
"You have to believe that Ron DeSantis, if he has done anything wrong, feels like things are creeping closer and closer to him,” Kirschner claimed.
Without any evidence, MSNBC's Joy Reid and Glenn Kirschner insinuate that Ron DeSantis will be implicated in the sex trafficking ring with Congressman Matt Gaetz and Joel Greenberg involving drugs and hookers.— Curtis Houck (@CurtisHouck) April 15, 2021
Kirschner: "[T]hings are creeping closer and closer to him. " pic.twitter.com/kmJbrkhPeS
CBS News’ “60 Minutes” tried to smear DeSantis with a deceptively edited segment that aired earlier this month.
The segment was so disastrous that CBS News had to address issues with their reporting several times the following week after receiving widespread backlash over the segment, including from Democrats.