As Twitchy reported early this morning, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis wasn’t about to let CNN’s Rosa Flores unspool a lengthy question loaded with accusatory positions. Maybe Flores is hoping to take Jim Acosta’s place when CNN finally gives him his own show. It’s no secret that all of the press — not just CNN — holds DeSantis in contempt, just for winning his election in the first place and then choosing to keep Florida open during the COVID-19 pandemic. He’s already being hounded by a lawyer dressed up like the Grim Reaper stalking the beaches, so he wasn’t about to take any more grandstanding.
— Greg Angel (@NewsGuyGreg) January 5, 2021
We thought 2020 was the year of journalists congratulating journalists for their work during the toughest year of their careers, but it appears the self-celebration is set to continue through 2021. Later in the day, Brianna Keilar spoke with Flores and tried to explain why DeSantis was “being such an ass” to her.
— The First (@TheFirstonTV) January 5, 2021
“I wanna commend you on keeping your composure,” you hero, you.
"THIS is @CNN!"
— Mike Moss (@_MikeMoss) January 5, 2021
I love me some @RonDeSantisFL
— Jack McFluray (@JackJackG3) January 5, 2021
Someone should buy the network and fire all of them.
— Mike Benter (@mvbenter) January 5, 2021
“Journalism” is such a joke these days. They’re mad that Florida doesn’t have mask mandates. Doesn’t seem to have worked out for the states who do have them.
— Clay Sparks (@RealClaySparks) January 5, 2021
Journalists and news-reporters just keep sinking to new lows
— Charles Negy (@CharlesNegy) January 5, 2021
CNN people hate being treated like children. They're just so childish though.
— Pooka Luck (@MuchLuck) January 5, 2021
The degree of professionalism overwhelms me.
— Jenclemfan ??? (@jenclemfan) January 5, 2021
Not surprising, they’ve got no game
— Lewis Stanly (@lewis_stanly) January 5, 2021
— Ever (@EverlyJayne) January 5, 2021
They wonder why no one trusts them.
— The Philip Ward Show (@PhilipWardShow) January 5, 2021
The got their feelings hurt ?
— Gulag Inmate #009867775 (@jaypeem21) January 5, 2021
@CNN is an embarrassing joke.
— Kaye ?? (@Liberty4Life73) January 5, 2021
Thereby absolutely vindicating DeSantis’ response.
— Dr. Valannin, MSEd., Psy. M, PhD, The Unburnt (@valannin) January 5, 2021
"Floridians need answers" says the person not from nor living in Florida.
— ¡Cisco Kid! (@YaBoiCiscoKid) January 5, 2021
CNN's just mad that Florida has a functioning economy and isn't locking its citizens up
— 68.05 donuts (@glazeddonuts13) January 5, 2021
— Steven F ?????? (@SFlipp) January 5, 2021
Rhetorical questions aren't questions.
— Andy By-God Jackson — An Equal Opportunity Slayer (@Genterline) January 5, 2021
CNN needs a new bogeyman. What a horseshit news channel.
— Hitch (@hitch29969) January 5, 2021
@CNN is it normal for your hosts to call Governor DeSantis an ass? Seems like someone who is paid to talk on TV would have a better adjective to use.
— Abu Reid (@abureid1) January 5, 2021
The only ass I see is this sad excuse for a journalist.
— LisaG (@lisa_lg1972) January 5, 2021
Such sellouts. I hope it was worth it. It won’t be in the end.
— ChristinaBobena (@ChrissyBobena) January 5, 2021
As long as they have each other to tell themselves what an awesome job they’re doing, they’ll be all right.
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) January 5, 2021