DeSantis Pays Openly Fake News Site To Raise Funds

The Miami Herald reports:

In messages to supporters, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis isn’t shy about labeling “fake news media” the enemy. But when it comes to raising money for his re-election bid, the Republican governor’s campaign and an associated political committee have sought help from a satire website with the tagline “Fake news you can trust.”

The governor’s campaign committee as well as the associated Friends of Ron DeSantis political action committee paid the conservative-leaning satire website The Babylon Bee a combined $15,000 last year for services related to online fundraising, according to state campaign finance records.

Recent Babylon Bee stories included “Governor DeSantis Signs Declaration That ‘The Last Jedi’ Sucked,” in the wake of the governor’s recent feud with Disney, which owns the Star Wars franchise.

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The Babylon Bee is currently suspended by Twitter for a tweet ridiculing Admiral Rachel Levine.