Lou Dobbs attacks the media for reporting on DeSantis' racist comments

Lou Dobbs attacks the media for reporting on DeSantis' racist comments

Dobbs: "The national left-wing media wants to join the fight early and have a scorched Earth policy and make it, oh my God, about race."

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From the August 29 edition of Fox Business' Lou Dobbs Tonight:

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LOU DOBBS (HOST): The national left wing media exploiting our highly polarized political atmosphere while attacking the Florida Republican gubernatorial nominee, Congressman Ron DeSantis. Media outlets going after DeSantis for using a word they deemed inappropriate, and yes, for being endorsed by President Trump.

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The Hill wrote this headline, which reads, "DeSantis: a Florida voter shouldn't monkey this out by voting for Gillum." The problem is DeSantis didn't say that, he didn't say anything close to that.

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He was talking about policies. The left doesn't like President Trump, so today they made it clear what they think of DeSantis. They ignored the meaning of his words and their usage. DeSantis made it absolutely clear that he was referring to the socialist policies that he believes would destroy Florida's exceptional economic prosperity and progress under this president. DeSantis was talking about policy and ideas for what you think the left-wing national media should credit him rather than attacking. But that would be politically and strategically inconvenient to their ends. That leads us to tonight's poll question. Do you think the national left-wing media is largely responsible for creating and fostering the current toxic political environment?

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But the national left-wing media wants to join the fight early and have a scorched Earth policy and make it, oh my God, about race.

Previously

Fox host Greg Gutfeld defends DeSantis' comments as "not racial" and blames a "lynch mob" for calling it racist

After Rep. Ron DeSantis said Andrew Gillum would “monkey” up Florida, conservative media trotted out their playbook to spin away racist comments

Fox anchor ignores GOP's Florida gubernatorial candidate using racist code words about Black Democratic nominee

After Juan Williams explains why "monkey it up" is seen as racist, Fox host tells him "It doesn't sound to me like a racist thing"

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