Remember earlier this month when it came out that MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred bent the knee to race gangster Stacey Abrams and a voting rights group tied to LeBron James and Al Sharpton? Now it appears that Stacey is having some second thoughts about boycotting a game that would’ve pumped millions into the Atlanta economy and is getting help from USA Today.
GOP strategist Matt Whitlock first noticed the changes to an Abrams’ op-ed that originally ran in the newspaper on March 31. As Whitlock points out, the op-ed has now gone through changes that make it appear the race gangster wasn’t calling for MLB to move its game. The editorial now includes the following editor’s note: “This column was originally published before the MLB moved the All-Star game out of Atlanta. It was updated after that decision.”
Hold up. Why was the op-ed updated? Why was the line, “Boycotts invariably also cost jobs” added to the revised version of the op-ed?
I think we can all understand what’s going on here. Stacey was caught, her name is now attached to running the All-Star Game out of Atlanta, and it’s going to be used against her in political ways for years to come. Now she’s out there trying to clean up the mess and dialed up the USA Today editorial board to let them know her final editorial was missing some key lines.
Fox News points out that she also added the line, “Instead of a boycott, I strongly urge other events and productions to do business in Georgia and speak out against our law and similar proposals in other states.”
What a backtrack. It’s too late for poor Stacey. The damage is done, and now she has to answer to the people of Atlanta. CNN, of all places, stands by estimates that moving the game out of the city will cost the economy $100 million. That’s on you, Stacey.
She removed "I can't argue with an individuals choice to opt out" (referring to boycotts — see previous tweet)
And followed with major changes to her paragraph about the pain boycotts cause, adding in the updated version "Boycotts invariably also cost jobs."
— Matt Whitlock (@mattdizwhitlock) April 23, 2021