Makes sense but you need to be reasonable to what extent you apply the "bending the facts" approach.
For the statement "hanmi is not taught in Daito-ryu" (assuming it a quote from the Founder) we have Shirata Rinjiro saying
"The stance employed in Aikido is hanmi, adapted by the Founder from the clasical Yagyu school of swordsmanship"
-Aikido, the Way of Harmony
It is possible off course that Shirata is "bending the facts" but do you have a good reason to think that?