(Dmytro “Henry” Aleksandrov, Headline USA) Members of the leftist media condemned a recent round of disinformation propaganda about Florida Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis that was pushed by Democrat strategists.
The debunked claims about DeSantis forcing Florida students and teachers to tell the state their political affiliations were promoted by the Washington Post and The Hill last year, according to the Daily Wire.
The Hill posted a tweet on their account on June 24, 2021.
“Florida Gov signs law requiring students, faculty be asked to declare their political beliefs.”
And the Post repeated the same talking point about the “controlling” governor in their tweet the same day.
“In [a] push against ‘indoctrination,’ DeSantis mandates surveys of Florida students’ beliefs.”
Both claims were debunked.
Jon Cooper, one of the strategists, revealed his political bias in his Twitter profile by showing his loyalty to the Democrat party even before tweeting the false information.
“Former National Finance Chair of Draft Biden 2016, Long Island Campaign Chair for @BarackObama & Majority Leader of Suffolk County Legislature, NY.”
“ICYMI: Ron DeSantis signs bill requiring Florida students and professors to register their political views with the state,” Cooper wrote.
Dash Dobrofsky, another left-wing mouthpiece, went to another level of propaganda by not attaching any article to back up his claims and telling people on Twitter to vote for Charlie Crist, a Florida Democrat running for governor.
“Ron DeSantis is forcing teachers to identify their political affiliation to Florida’s GOP state legislatures,” he wrote. “If the Legislatures aren’t “satisfied” with the answers, they can defund those public schools. This is not Freedom of Speech. This is Fascism. Vote for @CharlieCrist.”
The tweets were so filled with false information and propaganda that even members of the reliably leftist mainstream media criticized Cooper and Dobrofsky.
Jay O’Brien, an ABC News reporter, told Cooper that the information he provided was false and that he needed to do his research before posting something on the Internet.
This viral post is inaccurate.
Further, it references a law passed in 2021 and makes a claim that was debunked that same year. Even the article it links to was written in 2021.
Look before you retweet. https://t.co/0BOMrchsTF
— Jay O’Brien (@jayobtv) July 5, 2022