What happened: Axios fired a reporter who replied to a press release from the office of Gov. Ron DeSantis (R., Fla.) and denounced it as “propaganda.”
Details: The Florida Department of Education emailed reporters on Monday to highlight the governor’s participation at a “roundtable exposing the diversity equity and inclusion scam in higher education.”
• The Tampa-based reporter, Ben Montgomery, replied to the department press office, writing: “This is propaganda, not a press release.”
Context: Journalists and other obnoxious liberals don’t like DeSantis because 1) He’s a Republican, 2) He might prevent former president Donald Trump from winning the presidential nomination in 2024, and 3) He thinks schools should educate students to become productive members of society, rather than bully them into becoming a bunch of identity-obsessed grievance-mongers.
Be smart: Most people become journalists because they are committed ideologues who want to take down Republican politicians and fight back against right-wing propaganda (by regurgitating Democratic Party propaganda). Most of them know better than to come out and admit it in an email to their political enemies.
• Alex Lanfranconi, communications director for the…