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Docuseries Episode About DeSantis’ Years In Guantanamo Bay Detention Camp Canceled Or Delayed



DeSantis' Years In Gitmo Show Cancels Or Delays
DeSantis speaks at the Museum of Tolerance in Jerusalem. Image source: Amir Levy, Getty Images.

Mr. “Ensures Freedom Of Speech,” Ron DeSantis might have some issues with The First Amendment when it comes to him. The most recent episode announcement of Showtime’s Vice docuseries, “The Gitmo Candidate & Chipping Away,” disappeared from Showtime’s website.

According to the episode description, it “investigates allegations from former Guantanamo Bay detainees that Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis witnessed acts condemned by the United Nations as torture,”

It’s unclear whether the campaigning governor had anything to do with the disappearance of the show announcement. “We don’t comment on scheduling decisions,” someone from Showtime told both The Hollywood Reporter and TheWrap. “As with all current affairs programming, there can be scheduling changes, and we are very much still in discussion about the scheduling of this episode. We are proud of our reporting and of our continuing partnership with Showtime,” Vice also revealed to both of the media outlets mentioned above.

Potentially, Showtime and Vice intentionally deleted the controversial episode announcement. That way, we write about it, everyone notices, and in the end, the audience is more heated and eager to watch the show.

What seems clear is that DeSantis’s years in GITMO is a subject the governor would prefer to avoid discussing. When recently asked about witnessing someone going through the forced feeding in Guantanamo, Florida Gov. seemingly got a little angry, claimed the allegation “totally BS,” and then used big words like “preordained narrative” (the governor had to pause when saying this phrase, possibly because he couldn’t figure how to pronounce it correctly). 

The full version of the dispute above was also supposed to be available in the Vice episode, which never came out.

DeSantis’s Presidential Bid

Ron DeSantis announced his presidential run on May 24th, promising to “lead the great American comeback.” He also mentioned all the good Republican things in his announcement video, including border, crime, and “restoring sanity.”

Notably, the initial announcement of DeSantis’ campaign could have worked out better. It was supposed to occur in one of Twitter’s audio spaces, where Elon Musk was also present to co-host the event. However, none of the online guests could hear the candidate’s speech.

Both Trump and Biden later mocked DeSantis for a failed launch attempt.

Written by Nikita Serdiuk | IG: @nikitasrdk | Twitter: @nktserdiuk

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