by Daniel Greenfield
Unfortunately, they're all the wrong race, sexuality or gender.
Here’s another of the men whom Biden left behind to extract a black lesbian pothead who hates America because she embodies his rotten base.
A teacher from Oakmont who’s been detained in Russia for more than a year remains in custody.
This summer, Butler native Marc Fogel was sentenced to 14 years in a maximum security prison after he was caught with 17 grams of medical marijuana for a spine condition.
The U.S. State Department had previously asked Russia to release American citizen Fogel on humanitarian grounds. Prior to that request, a group of nine bipartisan senators called on Secretary of State Antony Blinken to immediately designate Fogel as “wrongfully detained.”
Not a priority. If Marc wants to become one, he needs to claim that he changed gender, learn to play basketball and jeer the national anthem.
He’d still have to overcome the handicap of “being assigned white at birth”.
Fogel, 61, was arrested in August 2021 for possessing 17 grams of what he said was medical marijuana. The former history teacher, like Griner, was arrested in Moscow when the pot was found in his luggage.
Fogel was sentenced to 14 years in prison in June — just over a month before Griner was handed a nine-year sentence.
“Have there have been any similar efforts regarding [the release of] American Marc Fogel, who was also in Russia, also arrested on marijuana charges? How is his case different — or why [are] the actions for Marc Fogel different than these?” asked NPR journalist Franco Ordoñez.
“We take seriously our responsibility to assist US citizens abroad and are monitoring the situation. Any specifics on Marc Fogel or any others, I would refer you to the State Department for additional information on those specific cases,” Jean-Pierre said.
“Every case is different. Every case, there are different ways that I can talk about them. So I don’t want to get ahead of that. So I would refer you to the State Department.”
“But you do see a difference between Griner’s case and Fogel’s case?” Ordoñez pressed.
“No, that’s not what I’m saying. I’m saying that sometimes we’re not able to talk about that particular individual … There are reasons for that — for their own security, for their own privacy,” Jean-Pierre said.
Later, Daily Mail reporter Geoff Earle said “he’s doing a 14-year sentence for less than an ounce of pot. Would you say he’s been wrongfully detained?”
“I can’t speak to any individual’s specific case at this time. I would refer you to the State Department. Everyone has a different classification … But we want Americans to know that their safety and security is among our highest priorities,” Jean-Pierre said.
It is different. Marc isn’t a leftist celebrity who checks all the identity politics boxes.
Notice how little you’ve heard about him. Or about all the other Americans in Russian prisons. According to Russian authorities earlier this year, there were 17 Americans in Russian prisons.
Unfortunately, they’re all the wrong race, sexuality or gender. And they’re not celebrities.
This dirty deal is a reminder that the Biden administration is racist, and does everything for people who fit its identity politics criteria while doing nothing for those who don’t.