DeSantis spox return fire after ‘mainstream media’ hit piece: ‘Conservatives have to fight back’

Semafor, a new media outlet founded by Ben Smith and Justin Smith, is facing major blowback for its reporting on Florida Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis’s relationship with the media. 

In a Sunday article titled, “Ron DeSantis is building his own media,” Semafor media reporter Max Tani detailed the governor’s penchant for primarily interviewing with conservative media outlets, including two new Florida publications, framing the governor’s media habits as an attempt to receive easy interviews and friendly publicity. 

As Tani put it on Twitter, “Ron DeSantis is building his own alternative conservative media ecosystem in Florida,” while Semafor’s official Twitter account

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