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The Media ‘Think They’re Living in a Cartoon and White Men Are the Villains’

Posted on | February 19, 2019 | 1 Comment


We do not yet have an official statement about what happened to Jussie Smollett, but we do know what didn’t happen to him. He was definitely not assaulted at 2 a.m. in Chicago by white Trump supporters shouting “This is MAGA country!” Who could believe such a thing?

Over the years, the MSM has fallen for hundreds of hate crime hoaxes, reporting on them as if they were confirmed facts, rather than mere allegations. By the time the story is proven to be a hoax, the media has already moved on to the next manufactured outrage. This phenomenon has only increased since the election of President Trump. Yet people still expressed shock and surprise when it became obvious that Smollett had staged his own hate crime.

Matt Walsh explains the media’s gullibility:



(Hat-tip: Instapundit.) Apparently, those of us who doubted Smollett’s story from the start — Republicans stalking the streets of Chicago at 2 a.m.? Really? — are guilty of hate for not believing the media’s “hate crime” narrative, as Stephen Green has pointed out:

But it is awful that a hate crime didn’t happen. It’s always awful whenever a hate crime doesn’t happen. Because America is a hateful place full of hateful people who attack virtuous non-hateful intersectional people out of hate.
And when, on rare occasion, a hate crime doesn’t happen, that in itself is a hate crime because it allows the criminally hateful to pretend that they aren’t such hateful criminals.

Well, let’s leave it to police and the grand jury:

Chicago police are investigating a tip that on the same night “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett reported being attacked, he was seen in an elevator in his apartment building with two brothers who were arrested and later released from police custody in relation to the probe, according to a police spokesperson.
Smollett reported being attacked by two masked men who hurled racist and homophobic slurs at him, beat him and looped a rope around his neck in Chicago’s Streeterville neighborhood on the night of Jan. 29.
A person who lives in Smollett’s building or was visiting a resident reported seeing the three men together on the night in question, according to CPD spokesman Anthony Guglielmi.
Police have yet to confirm the person’s account, Guglielmi said. Detectives plan to interview the person on Tuesday.
The brothers and their lawyer were seen at the Leighton Criminal Court Building on Tuesday. The attorney was seen leaving about 3:45 p.m. without comment. Chicago police told ABC News that the brothers met with prosecutors and police but did not testify before a grand jury Tuesday.
On Monday, a law enforcement official briefed on the investigation told ABC News that the brothers told police that Smollett staged the attack on himself because he was upset a threatening letter he received a week prior did not get enough attention.

Oh, let’s talk about that letter, shall we?

If the remarkable grassroots journalists at CWBChicago are correct (as they have been all along), Jussie Smollett has a lot more to worry about than the state rap of a class four felony of making a false police report.  If he was indeed responsible for the sending of a letter to the Fox Chicago studios where Empire is produced, he has triggered federal charges that carry hard time.  Importantly, the feds don’t parole early to relieve overcrowded prisons the way the Great State of Illinois does.
You see, using the mail to make a threat that can be seen as a terroristic threat — even to oneself — is no small deal to Uncle Sam. . . .

According to CWBChicago, the investigation of this threatening letter “has been before a federal grand jury and multiple subpoenas have been generated over the course of the investigation.”

Again, we have no official confirmation at this time, but if this turns out to be the case, Smollett is likely to be in big, big trouble.

How many white guys were involved in this hoax? Zero. Exactly zero. We didn’t have to do anything at all to persuade this Trump-hating gay black guy to wreck his career and maybe earn a prison sentence.

We cartoon villains are fiendish like that.

UPDATE: Welcome, Instapundit readers!






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