NBC News was roasted for publishing an “absurd botched hit piece” that criticized Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’ coronavirus vaccination plan for prioritizing senior citizens, such as Holocaust survivors and veterans, because they might be Republican voters.
The piece, headline “Florida governor accused of playing politics with Covid vaccine,” was first published by NBC News on Thursday but came under fire on Saturday when the Peacock Network promoted the story on Twitter.
NBC News senior writer Corky Siemaszko wrote DeSantis’ coronavirus vaccine distribution plan has been “marked by chaos” and “critics say he’s been quick to recognize the political gold in those precious doses” because the Republican governor “ignored federal guidelines and prioritized getting senior citizens” the coveted vaccine first.
“When Holocaust survivors and Cuban survivors of the Bay of Pigs debacle — revered members of two other key…