Speaking in Tampa, Gov. Ron DeSantis fired back at what he said is a “Book Ban Hoax” in the public, specifically referencing a video from a Duval County school library earlier this year that showed rows upon rows of empty shelves. Doubling down on what he called “garbage” books he showed a five-minute video that was so explicit the cameras from network TV had to pull away. The video contained examples of questionable books found in Florida schools, including some that contained cartoon images of private body parts, sex aides, masturbation, and oral sex.
WARNING – THIS IS SHOCKING
Under a new state law passed last year, parents, guardians, and county residents may object to reading materials in school classrooms or libraries if they contain pornographic material or content “not suited to student needs and their ability to comprehend the material presented, or is inappropriate for the grade level and age group for which the material is used.”
Holy crap, DeSantis is showing some of the stuff removed from school libraries, and news organizations had to cut their feeds because it's sexually graphic.— Bonchie (@bonchieredstate) March 8, 2023
What a way to make the point.