(FreedomBeacon.com)- Last week the Associated Press was at it again, targeting Florida Governor Ron DeSantis with another wildly inaccurate report, this time making false claims about proposed legislation countering the use of Critical Race Theory.
In its false report last Tuesday, the Associated Press claimed the bill against CRT would “prohibit public schools and private businesses from making white people feel ‘discomfort.’”
Yeah, no it won’t.
The AP, as it often does, is peddling fake news.
The bill mentions race, however, it says nothing about white people.
What it does say is making as a condition of “employment, membership, certification, licensing, credentialing, or passing an examination, to training, instruction, or any other required activity” training that claims members of any “race, sex, or national origin are inherently racist, sexist of oppressive is wrong.”
While the legislation uses the word “discomfort” twice, it is not used in connection to “white people.”
After the AP’s story broke, Governor DeSantis’ firebrand spokeswoman Christina Pushaw pushed back hard, pointing out that the legislation does not mention any race by name, let alone white people. She argued that the bill itself was introduced by a Hispanic lawmaker and its purpose is to “prevent any kind of race essentialist indoctrination.”
Pushaw also contested the writer’s claim that the governor’s office did not respond to requests for comment, posting to Twitter the exchange between the reporter and the governor’s office which showed that they did respond to the request for comment, but the response was not included in the article.
The Associated Press was forced to update the article to include the response the Governor’s office sent.
At this point, it’s become clear that the Associated Press is on a mission to destroy the Governor of Florida and they are more than willing to lie to do it.
But Ron DeSantis is not your typical Republican. He and his office always hit back.
In August, after the Associated Press published a smear piece claiming DeSantis was promoting a COVID treatment because his biggest donor profited from it, the Governor sent a scathing letter to the AP in response.