We’ve already had a thread on people giving their suggestions on how left-wing news outlets will frame the news that the alleged racist and homophobic hate crime against — heck, the modern-day lynching of — black and gay actor Jussie Smollett. The safest bet: the incident, though staged, is emblematic of the environment of hatred and bigotry witnessed every day at the White House.

CNN is reporting Saturday night that two sources say Smollett paid two men to stage the attack, and the co-host of CNN’s “New Day Weekend” reminds us of the real tragedy if this all turns out to be a hoax.

You know, that’s not that far off from Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand learning that the campus gang rape story in “Rolling Stone” was completely fabricated but hoping that campus rape hoaxes would shine a spotlight on the very real campus rape epidemic.

And remember all the hot takes on the Covington students; e.g., the red MAGA hat is the new white hood?

Is it just us, or does it bother anyone else that an actor whose Twitter history showed a severe case of TDS claimed his attackers tried to lynch him and yelled, “This is MAGA country”?

No, see, they’re all closet racists and homophobes and probably cheered on the attack, so they don’t deserve an apology.

Remember the smoldering-hot take when someone from the Canadian Civil Liberties Association said that “we” should apologize to the girl who lied about being attacked on her way to school by a man trying to cut off her hijab with scissors? “Rather than call for an apology (what good would that do?) from the girl and her family, I believe we owe her an apology for not remembering that, even though she is well-spoken, she is still a child,” she said.


Ryan Saavedra recently posted a handy compilation of fake hate crimes over the past couple of years.

It had happened in the summer, there probably would have been riots … good thing for the cold weather.

P.S. When’s Ellen Page going to apologize to Vice President Mike Pence for dragging him into this mess?


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