(VitalNews.org) – The magazine Rolling Stone tried to portray a group of neo-Nazis as supporters of Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and have been forced to correct the error in their report.
The Rolling Stone article covered a small group of about two dozen neo-Nazis dressed in matching attire and brandishing Nazi symbols who came out to march in Orlando last weekend. The group, dawning swastikas, red and black garments, and tattoos all over their bodies, chanted obscenities.
Originally, the article stated that someone in the crowd said that they were “all DeSantis supporters” and “like Ron DeSantis.” What the Rolling Stone reporter failed to mention is the fact that after the statement was made, the same person who said it then shouted “F*** Ron DeSantis!” and that DeSantis was “a joke,” which was caught on video.
Since the blunder was pointed out to them, it’s since been corrected, although not without raising some questions on whether or not it was a blunder at all or a deliberate omission by Rolling Stone. The magazine received backlash online on Twitter and other platforms, forcing Rolling Stone to delete the original post linking to the article.
DeSantis is currently the second most popular Republican presidential candidate for the 2024 nomination, yet he remains leagues behind Trump despite his lead over the other candidates, which include former Vice President Mike Pence, former UN ambassador Nikki Haley, and newcomer/entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy.
Aside from the media trying to misrepresent him as a far-right extremist, just like they did to Trump, DeSantis now has to deal with attacks from Trump and the rest of the candidates. Trump was taking shots at him long before the election season kicked off. Ramaswamy criticizes the Florida governor often. And now Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who’s also running for the GOP nomination, just laid into DeSantis for not meeting with President Joe Biden while the president visited Florida to assess the damage from Hurricane Idalia.
DeSantis seems to be picking up steam in his campaign after a rough beginning along with some staff rearrangements, and some of his supporters see the Rolling Stone hit piece attempt as a form of taking flak for being over the target.
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