USA Today admitted that it allowed an edit to an op-ed written by Stacey Abrams to be made without citing the change and that op-ed was erroneously used by PolitiFact to defend her from her critics.
Stacey’s communist hand was just caught in the big ol’ Dem COOKIE JAR!
So, basically, what USA Today is saying is that they allow Dems to go and “fix” op-eds after the fact to cover their tracks and protect the messaging?
The piece was published by USA Today on March 31, just days before Major League Baseball pulled its game from Atlanta over-exaggerated accusations against the state’s new election reforms.
We have the worst propaganda media on the planet. And these people actually “fact-check” others which is really scary.
Senator Tom Cottom is all over this story. And here’s what he tweeted out about what’s going on:
“The media is trying to cover up Stacey Abrams’s role in MLB’s boycott of Georgia. Stacey Abrams called Georgia’s law “Jim Crow 2.0” and threatened boycotts against companies that didn’t condemn Georgia. She is absolutely responsible. Here’s what Stacey Abrams said—and then tried to cover up—before the MLB boycott: “Until we hear clear, unequivocal statements that show Georgia-based companies get what’s at stake, I can’t argue with an individual’s choice to opt for their competition.”
The media is trying to cover up Stacey Abrams’s role in MLB’s boycott of Georgia.
Stacey Abrams called Georgia’s law “Jim Crow 2.0” and threatened boycotts against companies that didn’t condemn Georgia.
She is absolutely responsible. https://t.co/WfWNT8SgkR
— Tom Cotton (@TomCottonAR) April 27, 2021
The Washington Examiner article that Tom Cotton tweeted out goes on to say that USA Today edited an op-ed by Stacey Abrams, which was written before Major League Baseball’s decision to move its All-Star Game, to remove language supportive of boycotting the state’s businesses.
In the op-ed, published on March 31, just days before MLB decided to move its All-Star Game, Abrams said that she couldn’t “argue with an individual’s choice to opt for their competition.” But in the revised version of the op-ed, that line was omitted, while other sections were completely reworked to soften the prominent Democrat’s language on boycotts.
“The impassioned response to the racist, classist bill that is now the law of Georgia is to boycott in order to achieve change,” Abrams originally wrote. “Events hosted by major league baseball, world-class soccer, college sports, and dozens of Hollywood films hang in the balance. At the same time, activists urge Georgians to swear off of hometown products to express our outrage. Until we hear clear, unequivocal statements that show Georgia-based companies get what’s at stake, I can’t argue with an individual’s choice to opt for their competition.”
“However, one lesson of boycotts is that the pain of deprivation must be shared to be sustainable,” Abrams continued. “Otherwise, those least resilient bear the brunt of these actions; and in the aftermath, they struggle to access the victory. And boycotts are complicated affairs that require a long-term commitment to action. I have no doubt that voters of color, particularly Black voters, are willing to endure the hardships of boycotts. But I don’t think that’s necessary — yet … I ask you to bring your business to Georgia and, if you’re already here, stay and fight. Stay and vote.”
The op-ed was later updated after MLB’s decision on April 6, removing the language that was sympathetic to boycotts. USA Today also did not note that the original version of the op-ed had been revised for about two weeks, only adding an editor’s note after critics called attention to the change.
We have the worst, most biased media on the planet. They make N. Korea look “fair and balanced.”