First, new Disney CEO Bob Iger announces the woke media giant will disengage from politics after getting stung by Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis in the battle over the state Parental Rights in Education law.
Now, The Recount is on the ropes.
As The Free Press reported Wednesday, The Recount, a platform for people to upload news videos without additional commentary, tweeted: “Ron DeSantis: writes book about freedom. Florida under DeSantis: second in banned books.”
The tweet suggesting the Republican governor was a book banner juxtaposed his announcing the release of his autobiography in February to a misleading report from a left-wing free speech group that claimed Florida ranked second in the country behind Texas for “banning” books.
That’s not true. The group, PEN America, was citing books pulled from schools over objectionable, inappropriate content. Those same books, though, still remain available for purchase from retailers.
Three members of DeSantis’ communications team fired back at The Recount on Wednesday.
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They pointed out that not only are books not “banned” in Florida, but that the website was suggesting with its tweet that it favors making highly sexualized content available to even the youngest students.
On Thursday, The Recount announced it was suspending operations as it sinks deeper into the red.
Axios reported that the company had raised $34 million in revenue over the past two years. Yet it has failed to turn a profit.
The Recount finished $9 million in the hole last year, and since the spring has cut its workforce from 75 to around a dozen, according to Axios.
Axios noted that the company will cease operations “next Friday,” presumably referring to Dec. 9.