When a reporter disingenuously emailed Florida Governor Ron DeSantis’ team following a rally asking them to comment on his alleged book bannings, Press Secretary Bryan Griffin clapped back with great news for the left, “There are no books banned in Florida.”
“My name is Ashley and I’m a reporter for Channel 9 in Orlando. I’m covering a rally tonight in the city, where people will gather to discuss books banned in Florida. They are specifically saying this is part of Governor DeSantis’ anti-black, anti-immigrant, and anti-women agenda. Does your office have a comment?” the reporter asked, and boy did she get an answer.
“Great news for them: there are no books banned in Florida. Any adult can buy any publication they want. Since these individuals now have a free evening, perhaps you might encourage them to watch today’s press conference hosted by our office. We debunk the ‘book ban’ hoax and redouble our commitment to the commonsense positions that pornography should be prohibited in schools and CRT should not be utilized as educational material,” Griffin answered.
He would later go on to tweet out the exchange, “The media has done an enormous disservice to people by lying about Florida’s educational standards and curriculum transparency efforts. This is the result.”
This is amazing. https://t.co/FgdNhTvp0m
— Megyn Kelly (@megynkelly) March 9, 2023
(Video Credit: Fox News)
This query by the reporter comes after DeSantis took issue with young kids being exposed to sexually explicit material with the evident knowledge and blessing from school administrators who appear to have no regard for parents’ wishes or children’s welfare.
He began a press conference on Wednesday by playing a shocking video that showed sexually explicit content from books found in 23 school districts in Florida. The video caused a number of media outlets to cut away from the event branded “Exposing the Book Ban Hoax” because of the graphic content shown.
It is important to expose the “book ban” hoax about Florida schools.
Florida empowers parents by ensuring curriculum transparency and will continue to ensure that our tax dollars are spent on education, not indoctrination. pic.twitter.com/mQdr4Adbgj
— Ron DeSantis (@GovRonDeSantis) March 8, 2023
The books featured in the five-minute-long video included depictions of minors engaging in sexual activity so graphic that Twitter briefly slapped a sensitive content label on clips.
“We believe in the rights of parents to be involved in the education of their children and therefore have enacted curriculum transparency legislation, so that the parents know what books are being used in the classroom, what books do their kids have access to, and then they have procedures where they can say, ‘Wait a minute’ – you know, some of the stuff you saw up there – ‘that is pornographic,” the governor stated. “Why would we have that in a media center with 10-year-old students? It’s just wrong.”
(Video Credit: FOX 35 Orlando)
“I just think parents when they’re sending their kids to school, they should not have to worry about this garbage being in the school,” DeSantis continued. “They should just know that you’re going to get a good education.”
“They [parents] don’t want the garbage, and the idea that that’s even in there is inappropriate for these young kids, but they are using your tax dollars to put that in,” he added. “How is that an appropriate use of taxpayer dollars? To put that in?”
DeSantis’ office also released some examples of the disturbing material that emanates from the many twisted books on shelves in Florida public school libraries.
BREAKING: DeSantis' office releases disturbing, graphic videos of pornographic books found in public schools given to young children
"This is porn […] The hoax from the left is that these books were never in Florida schools." pic.twitter.com/MMLMwQDBJl
— Florida’s Voice (@FLVoiceNews) March 8, 2023
WATCH: Ron DeSantis runs videos to debunk "book ban hoax"
Disturbing video depicts a "frying pan island" that looks like male genitals, and shows a young boy masturbating to porn
Other books teach children how to sext pic.twitter.com/Nq0BV441Mu
— Florida’s Voice (@FLVoiceNews) March 8, 2023
Griffin was cheered for his perfect response to the reporter:
“Great news for them”
— AG (@AGHamilton29) March 9, 2023
Amazing the amount of absurd messages you get from so called ‘journalists’ on a daily basis. ♂️
You have to have so much patience to deal with their crazy questions.
— Oli London (@OliLondonTV) March 9, 2023
“I’m a reporter”
Uh. No she isnt.
— She’d Whisper In My Ear….. (@PeterDeGiglio) March 9, 2023
The corporate news is a huge disservice to this country
— brian leonardson (@BrianLeonardson) March 9, 2023
Outstanding response. Oh, perhaps the reporter should do a bit of background before sending ignorant messages.
— Brian Davis (@BrianDavisOH) March 9, 2023
While I love @ChristinaPushaw, you are rapidly gaining on her as one of my favorite press sectaries/comms people of all time. Good job.
— Georganne Was Right (@georganneb) March 8, 2023
Love the clap back!
— The Yossi Schmidt Show (@YossiShow) March 8, 2023
Real journalism is dead.
— brandybgood (@thebrandybgood) March 9, 2023
It’s not about the books. It’s about being anti-DeSantis.
— racheltheone (@TerryWe80134890) March 9, 2023
Awesome shut down! I love that some Republicans are waking up to the fact that these people HATE them! The rules of civility and turning the other cheek are as dead as the idea of an unbiased media.
— Jarhead Wisdom (@WisdomJarhead) March 10, 2023
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