Defiant CBS ends "60 Minutes" unapologetic over DeSantis hit piece

Alfonsi first read a flattering fan mail from a fellow journalist praising her "truthful" April 4 report, (which falsely accused DeSantis of a “pay to play” scheme in his COVID-19 vaccine rollout and then cut out his defense): "Viewers focused on an exchange with Florida Governor Ron DeSantis at a press conference. Some viewers, including a retired newsman, applauded the story. 'Ron DeSantis will continue to deny, refute... Call your reporting a witch hunt. I can only hope that you continue to investigate and expose the truth.' "But many more comments condemned our editing and reporting. 'Shameful biased reporting-- that is what you are guilty of. You are no longer journalists, but lobbyists and advocates." Then there was this: "I have watched '60 minutes' for decades. After your biased piece on Governor DeSantis, I will only watch it one more time-- just to see if you broadcast this message.'"