“The Kremlin gave the White House the choice of either Griner or Whelan — or none,” said an NBC News report on Thursday morning. That’s not what the White House, Biden, Karine Jean-Pierre, or CNN said. They said Whelan, the United States Marine who actually like America, was never an option. Only the woke WNBA player was made an option, they claimed.
A short time later NBC News went and stealth edited their article to agree with that, changing the line to say, “the Kremlin ultimately gave the White House the choice of either Griner or no one after different options were proposed.”
It was only after they were caught stealth-editing that they added a note — hours later — about the edit, writing “an earlier version of this article misstated the choice the Biden administration was given over hostages. It was to swap for Griner or no one, not a choice between Griner or Whelan.”
That’s not an explanation, that’s just them saying they changed it. Can you imagine them letting Fox News get away with a material change like this? Just chalking it up to error and moving on? Please. So why are we supposed to let them off the hook? They should have to EXPLAIN this.
And what’s worse is that it doesn’t even make it better. As so many on the right (and ONLY the right) have pointed out today, that was and should have been treated by the U.S. as an unacceptable condition from Russia, if it even WAS their condition.
Biden was desperate to get Griner released, because the left doesn’t care one bit about a Marine but they sure as heck care about one of their fellow travelers. Just ask teachers union capo Randi Weingarten.
What a great relief!!! Extraordinary news, a basketball star, but also a gay, black woman is released. And yes of course we want other prisoners like Paul Whelan released.
— Randi Weingarten 🇺🇦🇺🇸💪🏿👩🎓 (@rweingarten) December 8, 2022
These people are vile, but we knew that.
So Biden traded an evil arms dealer for a criminal WNBA lesbian, leaving a Marine behind, and he did it to get tweet love from the likes of Weingarten, which NBC is happy to carry water about.
Imagine all the phones ringing and sources being worked if this deal took place under Trump? But you can bet the MSM hasn’t lifted a finger to find out the real story about Biden’s bad deal.
They’re happy to just edit what they say, before or after they say it, to suit the DNC’s needs.
Oh and by the way they’re rehabilitating the arms dealer’s rep, too. Yeah.