Axios Reporter Gets the Boot After His Response to DeSantis Press Release Is Exposed

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Former Axios reporter Ben Montgomery apparently makes excellent crepes with whipped cream and strawberry compote. It’s a good thing he’s a man of multiple talents, because he’s only going to be using one of them for the immediate future.

It won’t be reporting.

On Tuesday, it was reported that Montgomery was dismissed by Axios after the Tampa-based journalist responded to a media release by Florida GOP Gov. Ron DeSantis by calling it “propaganda.”

As Mediaite noted, the news release dealt with a Department of Education hosted by DeSantis that was dedicated to “exposing the diversity equity and inclusion scam in higher education.”

The move comes as DeSantis and Florida Republicans continue to push forward with a bill that would effectively kill diversity, equity and inclusion offices in state colleges and universities.

The Monday event came on the same day the bill moved out of a subcommittee in the Florida House of Representatives, the Orlando Weekly reported.

“These bills effectively eliminate DEI (diversity, equity and inclusion) and other types of discriminatory programs and activities. But it also prohibits soliciting pledges of DEI or CRT (critical race theory) or any political viewpoint that’s a condition of hiring, promotion or admissions,” according to the Orlando Weekly.

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