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CBS Evening News was proud of the double standard they applied to Republicans and Democrats. During their Monday newscast, national correspondent Manuel Bojorquez chided Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R) for threatening to take vaccine doses from hospitals not distributing them fast enough. But in the same report, he touted New York Governor Andrew Cuomo for threatening to fine hospitals $100,000 for the same thing.
“Well, so far, more than four-and-a-half million COVID shots have been given out. But that is just a fraction of the 20 million initially expected by the end of 2020,” anchor Norah O’Donnell prefaced to tell viewers just how slow the distribution was going.
And as his report began, Bojorquez immediately attacked Florida. “Long lines in Florida, Tennessee, and Texas are where overburdened systems meet overwhelming demand,” he said. “Florida's governor pinned the problem on some hospitals.”
He then played this soundbite of DeSantis speaking to the press: “Hospitals that do not do a good job of getting the vaccine out will have their allocations transferred to hospitals that are doing a good job.”