CBS goes dark on DeSantis, avoids mentioning "60 Minutes" report

The report, which aired Sunday, outlined an alleged “pay-for-play” scheme involving DeSantis accepting a $100,000 donation his campaign from the grocery store chain Publix in exchange for the right to distribute the COVID-19 vaccine as part of the state’s rollout.

Critics blasted the report for deceptive editing that omitted DeSantis’ explanation for the vaccine strategy, the omission of Publix’s donations to Democrats, and broadcasting misinformation that is even being called out by Florida liberals.

The next day, however, there was no mention of the “60 Minutes” report on “CBS This Morning” or the “CBS Evening News,” according to Grabien transcripts.

A preview clip released Friday before the show’s airing showed a tense exchange between DeSantis and “60 Minutes” correspondent Sharyn Alfonsi over what the CBS reporter suggested was influence-peddling.