[See NewsBusters for more.] It is obvious that CNN's Chris Cuomo, and the rest of the media, view Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis as a 2024 threat, hence every discussion about COVID and the Delta variant must include an implication that Florida is a uniquely dire situation. On his Friday show, Cuomo blamed Florida for the CDC's revised mask guidelines, saying the country was being "held hostage" because of DeSantis' anti-science governance.
Cuomo was interviewing former testing czar Adm. Brett Giroir, when he asked, "The question becomes as a policy perspective, is how long do you allow the majority of this country, Republicans, Democrats, independents, south, north, the majority of every group and demographic we have, have gotten vaccinated, how long do you allow them to be held hostage in states, let's say, like Florida, where you have the governor saying, 'yeah, I know it's breaking out, I'm going the other way, don't Fauci my Florida, no mask mandates, I'll let the parents decide.' Where is that messaging going to get you?"