Axios Axes Reporter Who Complained About DeSantis Press Release

  • The Axios reporter who responded to a press release from Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and complained about it is no longer working for outlet.
  • DeSantis’ team sent a press release Monday titled “Governor Ron DeSantis Hosts Roundtable Exposing the Diversity Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Scam in Higher Education.”
  • Axios reporter Ben Montgomery responded to the release saying, “this is propaganda, not a press release,” according to screenshots posted by communications director for the Florida Department of Education, Alex Lanfranconi.
  • Vanity Fair’s Charlotte Klein reported Wednesday that Montgomery has been fired over the email.

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