Two law enforcement sources say Chicago Police believe actor Jussie Smollett paid two men to orchestrate an assault on him that he reported last month. A spokesman for Chicago Police says they are waiting to hear back from Smollett, @Ryanyoungnews reports. https://t.co/FaKHkITXbd pic.twitter.com/RmYkJuB7Kj— CNN Newsroom (@CNNnewsroom) February 17, 2019
I’m sure there’s some nasty stuff out there. But wasn’t there also some downright giddiness in the reactions to the initial report from progressives who thought it validated their “MAGA hats = white hoods/Nazi armbands” assumptions? and wasn’t that also pretty gross? https://t.co/2ZIfM42Nwc— Cathy Young (@CathyYoung63) February 17, 2019
I don’t share this “real hate crimes won’t be believed now” concern— Buck Sexton (@BuckSexton) February 17, 2019
Real hate crimes are just that- real. They sound that way. They’re plausible. The facts add up. And they’re heinous.
But this was -always- obviously fake. It has no effect on what’s real. It changes nothing.
Cruisin’ Cory Booker is going with the “factually incorrect but morally right” defense of Jussie Smollett’s hoax. https://t.co/rhXiU1uZp6— Chadwick Moore (@Chadwick_Moore) February 17, 2019
The Washington Blade seems to be doing the same.
“This is MAGA country” is something that someone who is terrified of Trump voters- but doesn’t know any Trump voters- would think that Trump voters would say— Buck Sexton (@BuckSexton) February 17, 2019
“This is MAGA Country,” said no one ever in downtown Chicago.— Jeff Giesea🌿 (@jeffgiesea) February 15, 2019
The #JussieSmollett thing has been an obvious scam from the start, and the media & Democrats bought it hook, line, and sinker. The sick thing is, they wanted it to be true. Embarrassing.