Episode 102

COVID Lies: The Rebekah Jones Story

Let's kick off the next hundred episodes of Truthspresso with a bang!

A young woman named Rebekah Jones became a media darling last year. She was fired from the Florida Department of Health in May 2020. She claims that Governor DeSantis pressured staff to fudge the numbers to cover up the real COVID case and death totals. Allegedly conditions are much worse in Florida than the governor wants people to know.

Police raided Jones' house and took her computers. She was later arrested and is currently facing court battles.

Is the governor a criminal, or is she the real criminal? Listen to two sides to this story as we solve some mysteries.

Sources Consulted:

Ava Loomar, "Rebekah Jones And The Consequences Of Whistleblowing," WUFT News, May 13, 2021.

Charles C. W. Cooke, "How a fake whistleblower peddled lies about Florida’s COVID deaths," NY Post, May 13, 2021.

Charles C. W. Cooke, "Rebekah Jones, the COVID Whistleblower Who Wasn’t," National Review, May 13, 2021.

Mary Ellen Klas and Ana Ceballos, "After police raid, Florida data analyst’s GoFundMe grows by $200,000," Tampa Bay Times, Updated December 10, 2020.

"Projection," Psychology Today, Accessed May 22, 2021.

Amanda Mull, "Georgia's Experiment in Human Sacrifice," The Atlantic, April 29, 2020.

Dana Milbank, "Georgia leads the race to become America's No. 1 Death Destination," Washington Post, April 21, 2020.

Lyz Lenz, "Welcome to Iowa, a state that doesn’t care if you live or die," Washington Post, February 10, 2021.

Scriptures Cited:

Proverbs 10:2-3

Numbers 32:23


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Daniel Mynyk is a software developer with experience in the education, real estate, and manufacturing industries. He is a devout Christian and an affluent lay apologist, having taught adult Sunday School classes in theology and church history. Daniel has authored the book "Freedom To Give: The Biblical Truth About Tithing." He has also been a guest on the syndicated radio show Bob Enyart Live and popular podcasts such as Apologetics Live, Theology Throw Down, and The Rap Report with Andrew Rappaport. He runs the apologetic website TruthHub.org and hosts the weekly podcast Truthspresso. Daniel lives with his wife Chelsea their four kids.