CBS defends “60 Minutes” after Florida governor calls show “dishonest” over Publix report

CBS issued a statement defending “60 Minutes” Wednesday, after Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) said the program was “dishonest” about the state's partnership with Publix dominating COVID-19 vaccine distribution in Palm Beach County.

Driving the news: DeSantis called the show “smear merchants” for reporting Sunday that poorer communities had been left behind, with no Publix Super Markets in Belle Glade, in the Glades area of Palm Beach County.

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  • He listed several centers and pop-up sites in the county, citing CVS and Wallgreens as vaccine options.

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