The office of Florida Governor Ron DeSantis attacked the Miami Herald after it published a false statement about the Republican leader being “removed” from an event for his “anti-immigrant” views. “.
On Thursday, the newspaper published a report with the title, titled “Immigration and Investment Conference cancels DeSantis speech after protest.” The article states that EB-5 Investors magazine prevented DeSantis from delivering the event’s keynote and speaking in a panel “after a number of participants and sponsors protested against immigration policies.” his”.
The lawsuit stems from an email sent by Ira Kurzban, a leading Miami immigration attorney and speaker who was invited to the conference.
He told the conference organizers that he would be rescinding accepting the invitation in defense of DeSantis’ alleged invitation.
“I seriously considered your kind invitation until I was informed that you have decided to offer Ron DeSantis as the keynote speaker at the conference,” Kurzban told EB-5 in an email he received. share with the Herald, theo Daily rope.
“Mr. DeSantis, also known as the little me for his Trump-like tactics, engaged in the most egregious anti-immigrant behavior we have ever seen by a public official in this state, “Kurzban.
The Daily Wire explains:
Neither DeSantis nor EB-5’s office corroborated Kurzban’s claims. DeSantis press secretary Christina Pushaw later flatly denied the article’s claims and tweeted a statement from the magazine that also denied that DeSantis was ever scheduled to speak at the conference. The magazine blamed “employee error,” though it did not specifically say how such an error contributed to the Herald’s story.
“Eb5investors.com is excited to host a conference in the state of Florida. The governor was never confirmed to participate, nor was he invited. We made a mistake with the staff and regret it. It is unfortunate that our event has been exploited by the media for political gain,” EB-5 noted in an email posted by Pushaw to Twitter.
“[S]top disinformation spread. Have you received any official confirmation, evidence, or even comment on the record from EB5 organizers that Governor DeSantis was ever scheduled to speak at the conference? No you don’t have. Delete and retract, ”Pushaw speak in a tweet in response to the Herald reporter who wrote the story.
The Herald has yet to update or retract its story, and the article has since gone viral and shared by other reporters. After a Politico reporter tweeted out the story, Pushaw closed down to share the debunked news.
“Politico is now spreading lies that have been exposed. It is unbelievable how journalists on the Florida Capitol press crew would act on their own to protect shoddy ‘press’. [The Herald’s reporter] never verified her story; it’s incorrect, Governor DeSantis was never scheduled to speak so how could it be cancelled? “Pushaw request.
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