The Obama administration has been insisting that a $400 million payment to Iran at the time four American hostages were being released was in no way a ransom, but was instead part of a separate deal.
Pastor Saeed Abedini was one of the people released by Iran, and he described not being allowed to depart the country until another plane arrived:
— Fox News (@FoxNews) August 5, 2016
Will the mainstream media consider that a trivial detail not worth mentioning?
In NYT & on MSNBC this AM, no mention of hostage Saeed Abedini who said they couldn't depart Iran until another plane landed. #Omission bias
— Ari Fleischer (@AriFleischer) August 5, 2016
It’s a part of the story not helpful to the Obama administration spin, so chances are it could be deemed not worth mentioning:
@AriFleischer Well that would go against the narrative.
— Rschrim (@Rschrim) August 5, 2016
Yes, it was a ransom payment. To the world's leading state sponsor of terror…https://t.co/jktFJMghWo
— Stephen Hayes (@stephenfhayes) August 5, 2016
OBAMA denies this ransom but I believe this Pastor! https://t.co/zc4yUb8Lpt
— Mariette Vedder (@AngelsnRosebuds) August 5, 2016
— Jay (@JMSteele77) August 5, 2016
Expect crickets from most of the MSM.