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Gov. DeSantis Hires Christina Pushaw; Rebekah Jones Gets Crazier Than Ever

Posted on | May 19, 2021 | Comments Off on Gov. DeSantis Hires Christina Pushaw; Rebekah Jones Gets Crazier Than Ever

When last we updated readers on the Rebekah Jones saga (“The Streisand Effect and the Results of Everybody Blog About Rebekah Jones Day,” Sunday), the reporting of Charles C.W. Cooke at National Review had devastated whatever was left of Jones’s “whistleblower” reputation.

Since Sunday, there have been further developments in the saga. First, Christina Pushaw, the journalist whose February report on Jones began the debunking of her “whistleblower” narrative, was announced Monday as the new press secretary for Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis:

Governor Ron DeSantis has tapped conservative journalist and communicator Christina Pushaw to be his new press secretary.
Pushaw, who most recently worked as a freelance journalist publishing in national conservative outlets like The National Interest and Human Events, landed inside the Governor’s office as DeSantis transitions into campaign season. Born in California, Pushaw carved out a career in communications after graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in History from the University of Southern California. She also holds a Master’s degree in International Relations and Economics from Johns Hopkins University.
“Some people are surprised that I’m a conservative because I’m from one of the bluest areas in the country. But that’s precisely what shaped my views on policy. Growing up in California, I’ve seen firsthand the destruction caused by unfettered progressive control,” Pushaw told The Capitolist in an email. “The contrast between my home state of California and my adopted home state of Florida couldn’t be more dramatic.”
In addition to her freelance journalism work, Pushaw worked with conservative public policy organizations in Washington D.C. and has also worked as an international political communications consultant aiding pro-American political leaders and organizations in Eastern Europe, specializing in English-language media. Her experience working with political leaders and other organizations helped hone her skills in an often hostile media environment. One of her clients, Mikheil Saakashvili, has been an outspoken critic of Vladmir Putin. . . .
Pushaw first got onto the radar of the DeSantis administration for her willingness to call out the now thoroughly discredited “whistleblower” Rebekah Jones in a series of investigative stories, including a blockbuster exposé in Human Events in February. That story was among the first national media outlets to shine a light on major plot holes in Jones’ claims and in the media narrative she perpetuated. Jones was fired from Florida’s Department of Health last year and is currently awaiting trial on charges that she illegally accessed a state computer network.

Congratulations to Ms. Pushaw and, as for Jones, what do crazy people do when things go wrong? They get crazier:

As Twitchy readers know, Charles C.W. Cooke wrote a fairly exceptional piece on ‘fabulist’ Rebekah Jones for The National Review. Full disclosure, this editor just this morning had the time to sit down and really read it and all we can say is … wow.
Seems Jones wrote a response/blog about his piece.
And managed to misspell his last name throughout the entire thing.
Oh, and she apparently plans to sue him for libel as well?

Jones’s reply to Cooke is more than 9,000 words of pure craziness and, while I’m not professionally licensed to provide psychiatric diagnoses, it is my opinion as a layman that Jones is deranged, demented, daft, wacky, bonkers, non compos mentis, off her rocker, nuttier than a Snickers bar, a few fries short of a Happy Meal, and cuckoo for Cocoa Puffs.

Meanwhile, CNN’s Jake Tapper, who promoted Jones’s “whistleblower” narrative as recently as December, has thrown her under his Twitter bus.



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