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Media, Fact Checkers, Twitter All Rush to Stacey Abrams’ Rescue After MLB Boycott Backfires

Media, Fact Checkers, Twitter All Rush to Stacey Abrams’ Rescue After MLB Boycott Backfires

The Usual Suspects are lining up to do damage control after Abrams and other Democrats including President Joe Biden and Sen. Raphael Warnock helped stir up the toxic atmosphere surrounding the Georgia voting law that left the MLB little choice but to decide to move the game.

https://twitter.com/staceyabrams/status/1377421977535672321

At the quick paced news cycles typically run, it seems like Major League Baseball announcing their decision to pull their All-Star game from Georgia was ages ago, but in reality, it was just a few weeks ago.

The announcement happened just two days after President Joe Biden told ESPN in an interview that he would “strongly support” such a move. MLB cited Biden’s comments in their write-up on Commissioner Rob Manfred’s statement.

Not mentioned by MLB—but reportedly nevertheless a key factor in their decision to pull the game—was failed 2018 Georgia Democratic gubernatorial nominee Stacey Abrams, who led the way in making false comparisons between Georgia’s voting law and the Jim Crow era. Abrams repeatedly referred to the bill that eventually became law as “Jim Crow 2.0,” and Biden dutifully followed suit.

The heated rhetoric about the bill from Biden, Abrams, Sen. Raphael Warnock (D-GA) and other Democrats urging corporations in so many words to “take action” to oppose the bill had already begun to do its intended damage to the state by the time MLB said they were going to move the game.

Just a few days after MLB caved to the mob, Fox Business reporter Charlie Gasparino tweeted that the decision was made after MLB spoke with Stacey Abrams:

But now the Usual Suspects—including so-called “fact-checkers” in the media and on Twitter—are lining up to conduct damage control on this issue for Abrams after Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) blasted her during a Senate hearing last week for laying the groundwork for boycotts in her own state:

Cotton daring to reveal inconvenient truths about Abrams’ lies triggered CNN “fact-checker”/Democrat apologist Daniel Dale, who claimed Cotton’s remarks were “misleading”:

Except no, what Cotton said was not “misleading” at all, for reasons explained by Real Clear Investigations senior writer Mark Hemingway and others:

Plus, one of the pieces of supposed evidence used by Dale to defend Abrams was to cite an op/ed she wrote which, as it turns out, was stealth-edited after the MLB made their decision public:

Politifact got caught doing the same thing re: the Abrams op/ed:

Twitter did their part to try and rescue Abrams as well, allowing this “moment” about Abrams to trend on their platform for nearly two days straight:

Abrams making public statements against boycotts ahead of MLB’s decision was a way for her to try and save face because she knew the inevitable was coming. And she also knew that once it happened the media and fact-checkers would be eager to run interference for her in the aftermath.

Also, she knows very well from prior boycott campaigns against Georgia (like the one over their pro-life bill two years ago) that left-wing activists typically respond to legislation they don’t like—and to prominent figures like Abrams giving hellfire and brimstone speeches about it—by immediately jumping on the boycott bandwagon.

She knew the moment she started referring to the law as “Jim Crow 2.0” how the outrage mobs on the left would respond, and yet she continued for weeks to lie about it. She and her knights in shining armor in the media can play word games all they want to here, but the actual facts about the toxic atmosphere she and other Democrats stirred up over the law speak for themselves.

— Stacey Matthews has also written under the pseudonym “Sister Toldjah” and can be reached via Twitter. —

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I’d love to see individual MLB players selected to the All-Star game boycott the game while demanding the MLB apologize to everyone for politicizing the game. It’s baseball – America’s past-time – and it’s beloved by people of all political affiliations.


     
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    DanJ1 in reply to MrE. | April 25, 2021 at 2:51 pm

    I won’t be watching, haven’t for years, but I will be interested to see if these overpaid elitist players dare to kneel again during an event showcasing what has historically been “America’s Game”. But then again, free and fair elections used to be a hallmark of American Democracy. That’s shot now as well.


     
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    gonzotx in reply to MrE. | April 25, 2021 at 3:22 pm

    All – Stars? With advertisements all Woke?
    Don’t make me laugh


 
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Gersh204 | April 25, 2021 at 2:34 pm

What does MLB short for?


 
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Rabel | April 25, 2021 at 2:36 pm

“…that left the MLB little choice but to decide to move the game.”

Sure.


 
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MajorWood | April 25, 2021 at 2:47 pm

Money talks, BS walks. We should start calling Stacey “Sherman 2.0” because she is burning down her state all the way to the coast.


 
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DanJ1 | April 25, 2021 at 2:47 pm

The focus is on the $100 million in economic activity (spread out among large and small businesses) in and around Atlanta lost thanks to her blathering about things she knows nothing about. That is only part of the fallout. Let’s not forget about Hollywood pulling production from Georgia and moving it to Louisiana. These may have only been the tip.


 
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alaskabob | April 25, 2021 at 2:56 pm

Ignorance or lying? Pick your position Dale.


 
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DSHornet | April 25, 2021 at 3:46 pm

Abrams constantly forgets what happens when she shoots her mouth off. She’s hilarious to watch but the small businesses in the Atlanta area that will suffer for it aren’t laughing.
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    TX-rifraph in reply to DSHornet. | April 25, 2021 at 5:43 pm

    Destroy small business is the plan. Black owned small businesses are seen as escaping the Dem plantation where, per Stacy, Blacks are “supposed” to stay dependent on their Democrat Party Masters. She knows Jim Crow is a Democrat Party legacy.


     
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    henrybowman in reply to DSHornet. | April 26, 2021 at 2:46 am

    Who knows, maybe they’ll stop laughing long enough to stop funding Democrat politicians and pressure groups.

All major league sports (for-profit, branding individuals and teams) needs to disappear. Minor league games and college and high school (even middle school) are more exciting and “personally involved”. … “(p)rofessional sports” is nothing but “fixed, smoke and mirrors” all about timing even if individual plays are not “staged”. It is a key component in a “non-value creating” transaction economy – reflecting the fallacy of Keynesian economics and now “modern monetary theory” (and it’s a “not-for-profit” tax scam (evasion); stealing from individual “middle class” taxpayers). … The country would be far better off if all professional sports disappeared and the “athletes” went into the “job market” and had to sell their labor to “value producing” enterprises.

Stacey Abrams is indeed the Queen of Voter Fraud,

It discriminates against stupid people.
If you’re to stupid to figure out how to get an ID you shouldn’t be allowed to vote.

Hopefully this will be “Governor” Abrams Hiawatha moment.

The way Senator Liesalot said that she was a native … and the press went after anyone who dared to say differently.

There is no form of life lower than the mainstream media “journalist”.

In their rush in, they’d better be careful to stop in time, or they bounce off Madam Blubbery and get themselves hurt.


 
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George_Kaplan | April 25, 2021 at 7:00 pm

So MLB pulled the All Stars game from a Black city in a Red state and placed it in a White city in a Blue state, but Democrats supporting such a move must not be held accountable. Predictable!


 
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guyjones | April 25, 2021 at 9:11 pm

Abrams and Warnock — what a pair. Merely two of the most vile and utterly useless demagogues of the vile Dhimmi-crat Party.


 
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Dimsdale | April 25, 2021 at 9:20 pm

It is so fulfilling to watch the Dem socialist ill thought out plans blow up in their faces.

Tank Abrams and her sham of a judge sister should be ashamed of themselves, but clearly won’t be.


 
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Chicklet | April 25, 2021 at 10:39 pm

Somehow all of this does not emphasize how culpable Abrams really is. Since when can you rewrite your racist diatribe a week later and have the (haha) “fact-checkers” use that version?

Maybe, when people have nothing left, they’ll seek the truth.


 
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henrybowman | April 26, 2021 at 2:43 am

It must be frustrating to the left that resources like the Internet Wayback Machine (archive.org) exist to defeat their attempts to memory-hole history by silently editing old articles to match a new narrative.

Madame Lazonga predicts that this resource will be attacked with a view to cancellation sometime within the next two years. That’s why she sends it occasional donations.

What these corporations are doing is fomenting racial tensions; a form of white hate. They should be called out for it. Time to print the WLM T-shirts.


 
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DaveGinOly | April 26, 2021 at 1:02 pm

As a private citizen, would Abrams be vulnerable to a class-action suit for tortious interference? The All Star move disrupted tens of thousands of contracts for lodging, restaurant reservations, rental car reservations, orders for food and other supplies, and all the other various and sundry things that must be contracted in advance in anticipation of tens of thousands of visitors to a city.

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