“Although he courted right-wing podcasters and conservative Fox News hosts, Mr. DeSantis did not grant an extensive interview to a national nonpartisan news organization during his 2022 re-election bid — and he coasted to victory, with Rupert Murdoch’s media empire now promoting him as a 2024 contender,” the paper wrote on Tuesday.
In a piece headlined “Can Ron DeSantis Avoid Meeting the Press?” — spoiler alert: the answer is yes — the whiny author told an anecdote about how DeSantis operates.
“Assigned to cover the re-election campaign of Gov. Ron DeSantis of Florida, Miles Cohen, a young ABC News reporter, found himself stymied. The governor would not grant him an interview. Aides barred him from some campaign events and interrupted his conversations with supporters,” author Michael M. Grynbaum wrote.