CBS Night Information was pleased with the double normal they utilized to Republicans and Democrats. Throughout their Monday newscast, nationwide correspondent Manuel Bojorquez chided Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R) for threatening to take vaccine doses from hospitals not distributing them quick sufficient. However in the identical report, he touted New York Governor Andrew Cuomo for threatening to effective hospitals $100,000 for a similar factor.

“Effectively, up to now, greater than four-and-a-half million COVID pictures have been given out. However that’s only a fraction of the 20 million initially anticipated by the top of 2020,” anchor Norah O’Donnell prefaced to inform viewers simply how gradual the distribution was going.

And as his report started, Bojorquez instantly attacked Florida. “Lengthy strains in Florida, Tennessee, and Texas are the place overburdened methods meet overwhelming demand,” he stated. “Florida’s governor pinned the issue on some hospitals.”

He then performed this soundbite of DeSantis chatting with the press: “Hospitals that don’t do a superb job of getting the vaccine out may have their allocations transferred to hospitals which are doing a superb job.”

 

 

Bojorquez leaped on the alternative to color the Republican Governor as unreasonable and counsel he brought about the issue:

BOJORQUEZ: However the Governor’s resolution to open up vaccination to anybody over 65, forward of some important employees, has added to the crunch. Physician Robert Goldszer says Mt. Sinai medical heart in Miami seashore has 10,000 folks scheduled.

So, you are going as quick as you may proper now.

DR. ROBERT GOLDSZER: We’re going full tilt, we’ll 7 pm at evening, Saturday and Sunday.

Whereas CBS was making an attempt to make it appear as if DeSantis was choosing on Mt. Sinai particularly, it was by no means the case.

A short while later, Bojorquez tried to make it appear as if the whole lot was going swimmingly in New York regardless of their large failures. “There may be progress. In Queens, New York, nurse Sandra Lindsay, who famously acquired one of many first doses of Pfizer’s vaccine, received her second dose to finish the vaccination,” he boasted.

Following the video portion of the phase, he bragged about Cuomo’s plan to punish hospitals falling behind with their vaccine distribution. “New York’s governor is threatening to effective hospitals as much as $100,000 for not utilizing up their provide of vaccine inside one week,” he touted.

Hospitals had been already feeling monetary ache as a result of they needed to put elective procedures and different companies on maintain due to the pandemic, some had even needed to fireplace nurses and provides out pay cuts. In the meantime, CBS was lauding Cuomo’s risk to place them additional in a gap. DeSantis simply wished to maneuver vaccine doses round to the place they could possibly be higher utilized, and he was catching flak for it.

CBS nonetheless refuses to cowl Cuomo’s slaughter of nursing dwelling residents and his cover-up of the overall variety of deaths in such services.

This was CBS’s double normal on full, unabashed show.

The transcript is beneath, click on “broaden” to learn:

CBS Night Information
January 4, 2021
6:44:42 p.m. Jap

NORAH O’DONNELL: Tonight, with U.S. vaccination numbers far not on time, the FDA is contemplating slicing doses of 1 COVID vaccine in half to double its provide and velocity up distribution. Effectively, up to now, greater than four-and-a-half million COVID pictures have been given out. However that’s only a fraction of the 20 million initially anticipated by the top of 2020. We get extra now from CBS’s Manuel Bojorquez.

[Cuts to video]

MANUEL BOJORQUEZ: Lengthy strains in Florida, Tennessee, and Texas are the place overburdened methods meet overwhelming demand.

UNIDENTIFIED MAN: I’ve hypertension. I’ve diabetes, I’ve susceptibility to pneumonia. I am going to wait an entire day for this if I’ve to, you understand.

BOJORQUEZ: Florida’s governor pinned the issue on some hospitals.

GOV. RON DESANTIS (R-FL): Hospitals that don’t do a superb job of getting the vaccine out may have their allocations transferred to hospitals which are doing a superb job.

BOJORQUEZ: However the Governor’s resolution to open up vaccination to anybody over 65, forward of some important employees, has added to the crunch. Physician Robert Goldszer says Mt. Sinai medical heart in Miami seashore has 10,000 folks scheduled.

So, you are going as quick as you may proper now.

DR. ROBERT GOLDSZER: We’re going full tilt, we’ll 7 pm at evening, Saturday and Sunday.

(…)

6:46:38 p.m. Jap

BOJORQUEZ: There may be progress. In Queens, New York, nurse Sandra Lindsay, who famously acquired one of many first doses of Pfizer’s vaccine, received her second dose to finish the vaccination.

SANDRA LINDSAY: The burden feels positively a lot lighter at present, and I’m very, very grateful.

[Cuts back to live]

BOJORQUEZ: New York’s governor is threatening to effective hospitals as much as $100,000 for not utilizing up their provide of vaccine inside one week.

Right here in Florida, the governor says he’s seeking to flip some COVID testing websites and even homes of worship into distribution facilities, in addition to including 1,000 extra nurses.