Florida’s Voice Presents Florida’s Top 5 Fake News Reporters of the Week: Every week, FLV will rank the worst reporters covering Florida politics. Our team, and readers, have noticed a stark uptick of fake news “journalists” that are consistently lying or misleading the public on Florida affairs in politics, ranging from Governor Ron DeSantis to COVID-19. In an effort to promote more journalistic integrity, these individuals will be cited for their attempts to mislead the public.
The Washington Post right out of the gate says Gov. Ron DeSantis punished Disney for opposing the “Parental Rights in Education Law.” This is a half-truth. Disney was stripped of its powers because it “vowed” to repeal the law, not just because it opposed the law. The company’s special powers were also not in line with the constitution. The Post also says DeSantis threatened to fine the Special Olympics for its vaccine mandate. This is out of context. DeSantis was enforcing state law that banned vaccine mandates.
A Democrat-funded group bought hispanic radio stations in Miami. Leftwing George Soros is one of the investors. The network founders said Soros will not have any influence on the editorial line of the stations. The columnist backs the network by saying no “donor or investor should expect to get to tell journalists” what to cover. But we know the reality is very likely to be different, especially since Soros is known to invest in liberal causes.
The columnist says the Girl Scouts decision to commemorate Juneteenth would be condemned under the recent ‘Stop WOKE Act.’ Girl Scouts says students can learn about the holiday and talk about the importance of diversity in the country. None of that would be illegal- what is illegal is teaching students that they are inherently an “oppressor” because of their skin color or sex.
Finkelman compares the “Parental Rights in Education Law” to slavery and “southern suppression of freedom of speech” in his article. The law aims to protect young children from learning about gender identity and sexual identity in K-3 grades. The article claims this prohibits freedom of thought and meaningful discussions similar to the “intellectual blockade” regarding slavery in the 1800s. The law is not banning freedom of thought, instead it lets children (who are absorbing everything at these young ages) focus on reading, math and science and gives parents the chance to tell their students about gender identity.
The Associated Press published a story June 9th and identified a woman as Martha Flores, who was a host of a show on Radio Mambi in Miami. However, this was blatantly false because Flores died in 2020.
The AP issued a correction two days later and said the outlet “erroneously” identified a woman as Flores.
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