DeSantis Derangement Syndrome: WaPo Journalist Fails In Attack On Governor’s Response To Condo Collapse
Apparently, Dreier imagines that FEMA is some kind of first responder force that responds to local events like the fire department or law enforcement.
Florida governor Ron DeSantis is the left’s worst nightmare: he’s Trumpian policy and platform with polish and poise. He’s charismatic, supremely likable, charming, clever, politically savvy, conservative, articulate, and unafraid.
DeSantis is full of fight against the leftist agenda, its activist media arm, and its Big Tech and antifa/BLM enforcers. So it’s no surprise that as he racks up win after win and builds a stellar national profile ahead of a potential presidential bid as early as 2024, they are already demonizing him, attempting to destroy him.
The problem for them, apparently, is that there aren’t enough actual problems with his agenda or governing because they resort to just making things up and reporting their fantasist nonsense as “news.”
Case in point, Washington Post ‘reporter,’ Hannah Dreier, took to Twitter to “report” a completely bogus, fact-free narrative that following the collapse of the condo in Miami-Dade county, DeSantis refused to allow FEMA in to . . . well, that part’s not clear. Apparently, Drier imagines that FEMA is some kind of first responder force that responds to local events like the fire department or law enforcement.
There's a saying in emergency management: The first 24 hours are the only 24 hours.
FEMA was ready to deploy to the condo collapse almost immediately, and included the crisis in its daily briefing, but didn't get permission from Gov. DeSantis to get on the ground for a full day. pic.twitter.com/rVmCN47sQJ
— Hannah Dreier (@hannahdreier) June 26, 2021
I did disaster assistance for years in the Guard. FEMA is a clearing house for major resources when there’s a widespread catastrophe. It’s not a fire department. The fire department is the fire department, and it was deployed instantly.
— Kurt Schlichter (@KurtSchlichter) June 27, 2021
This is absurd. Miami-Dade has some of the best emergency response and management people in the country and were on the scene immediately. This is another framing around the myth that FEMA acts as first responders. https://t.co/77lBZQ4Ajm
— Jay Caruso (@JayCaruso) June 27, 2021
FEMA isn't an invading force, it doesn't need permission to show up. Also, they don't do search & rescue, they do logistics/support. There's no need for food & water delivery, nor is there a need for supply lines. Do you know…anything? Aside from DNC talking points, I mean? https://t.co/wepFnjz9ZC
— Derek Hunter (@derekahunter) June 27, 2021
Embarrassing for a “reporter” with such a once-prestigious outlet as WaPo to be so ill-informed, but she’s either really that ignorant (and can’t figure out to use to Google search) or she was acting with DeSantis deranged malice. Neither is a good look for a supposed journalist.
But it gets worse, not only does Dreier imagine that FEMA is some sort of first responder, but she has no idea how the chain of response works from local, to state, to federal.
Time to kill another conspiracy theory:
How this works:
Emergency declaration from the local government -> state government -> federal government.
— Jeremy (@EODTEC89) June 27, 2021
Miami Dade County emergency declaration signed by Mayor Cava at 4:33p. State EO signed by Gov DeSantis at 5:32p pic.twitter.com/yzorekArnS
— Christina Pushaw (@ChristinaPushaw) June 27, 2021
In fact, the Democrat mayor of Miami-Dade refuted this crazy #FakeNews on Meet the Press stating that the state of Florida “has been here in force” since the beginning and that “we’ve not lacked for any support.”
What you're implying was debunked by the Democratic mayor of Miami-Dade County on Meet the Press this morning:
"Not only has the state of Florida been here in force (…) we've not lacked for any support."
You should apologize and delete your tweet. pic.twitter.com/I8vgI6S4Bt
— Giancarlo Sopo (@GiancarloSopo) June 27, 2021
Ultimately, of course, this “journalist” completely discounts all local, county, and state officials and first responders because to the left, the federal—the central and only recognized—government is king. If the feds in FEMA gear aren’t there handing out water and filling out forms in triplicate, nothing is happening. This is an insult to local, city, and county government, which in Miami-Dade is largely Democrat.
It’s remarkable to watch this Washington Post reporter use a slide from 3 hours after the building collapsed as some kind of smoking gun that DeSantis was letting people die, as if there is no emergency response beyond the federal level and the rubble was just sitting for 24 hrs https://t.co/jXSVEQnAoZ
— Jon 🔬 (@JonnyMicro) June 27, 2021
While the goal was to bash DeSantis, the effect is to bash local, mostly Democrat, elected officials. Oops.
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