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.
If #JussieSmollett orchestrated this scam and claimed he was attacked because he’s black and gay, the real tragedy will be all of the victims of REAL hate crimes whose stories won’t be believed. pic.twitter.com/XIWwXazg5L
— Victor Blackwell CNN (@VictorBlackwell) February 17, 2019
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”?
He needs to apologize to white Trump supporters
— Gwilym McGrew (@GwilymMcGrew) February 17, 2019
No, see, they’re all closet racists and homophobes and probably cheered on the attack, so they don’t deserve an apology.
The tragedy. Why?
Over a President?
Over an election?
We do indeed have very serious mental health issues in the USA.
Walking in Chicago, early morning, in the middle of the Polar Vortex.
— edgiesversion (@edgiesversion) February 17, 2019
The tragedy here is the bizarre and disturbing need to ramp up the “Racism/Homophobia/Bigotry in America” narrative. This was motivated by his hatred of America, the president and his supporters. He’s the real bigot.
— Aegon Targaryen (@Reale_Kgobokoe) February 17, 2019
I think that ship has sailed and it's all the fault of TDS sufferers.
— Bildo Baggins (@BildoBaggins) February 17, 2019
You left out the people he falsely accused, Trump supporters, which was spread everywhere by his adherents and media without questioning.
— Nickarama (@Nickarama1) February 17, 2019
As the Smollett tale unravels, MSM hasn't been this blindly wrong about a story that smears Trump supporters in *checks watch* 3 weeks. #Covington
— Razor (@hale_razor) February 17, 2019
Jussie Smollett thought his best chance at getting sympathy was by blaming Trump supporters. And he was right – the press took the bait. https://t.co/ZFMMbWF9Of
— Angela Morabito (@AngelaLMorabito) February 17, 2019
Or, and hear me out, the true victims are the innocent people he tried to blame.
And, every kid that wears a MAGA hat and gets called a racist because of his lies and the media that constantly pushes these obvious lies. https://t.co/zoPePsvZOA
— The Dank Knight 🦇 (@capeandcowell) February 17, 2019
What about the tragedy of the everybody* who got smeared by association?
*Trump supporters https://t.co/kXcCbBzLvT
— Arthur Kimes (@ComradeArthur) February 17, 2019
No. Nice try.
The real victims of hoax “hate crimes” are the people in society — racially profiled people — who are demonized and falsely assumed to be racists and haters. https://t.co/LCoXgVfbyZ
— Dr. Milton Wolf (@MiltonWolfMD) February 17, 2019
No, the REAL tragedy is that the REAL victims of #Smollett's narcissistic lies are every white, straight American male who happened to vote for #Trump but you, CNN, & MSM are going to completely dismiss & ignore that fact.
— Rob'N (@icecreamdude2) February 17, 2019
Dear Trump Supporters,
“We are sorry we smeared each and every one of you with ANOTHER fake hate crime.
We are so desperate to destroy the President, we don’t mind destroying you in the process.”
— Steph (@steph93065) February 17, 2019
Does anyone care that this also helped to manufacture hate against an entire group of people – trump supporters – and maybe it’s not the only thing designed to do this??
— angel (@SaltyandLit) February 17, 2019
And the other tragedy is that he blamed this HOAX on white people wearing #MAGA – not cool.
— claudia 🐘 (@claud91423) February 17, 2019
How about the millions of Americans who are falsely maligned and implicated in this fraud just because of who they voted for?
— jack (@axre91a) February 17, 2019
Yeah, it’s not the political opposition he smeared while trying to race-bait.
“This is CNN.”
— Matt Bennett (@mattben10) February 17, 2019
Sorta like falsely accusing Justice Kavanaugh?
— Jack Flynn (@jackflynn808) February 17, 2019
No, the REAL TRAGEDY: alleged “News Organizations” like @CNN gleefully spreading his LIES & SMEARS w/zero evidence, CREATING HATE against innocent people who aren’t racist or anti-anything.
STOP SPREADING LIES & HATE before you cause harm against innocent people!@KurtSchlichter
— Dean Wright (@vfx_dude) February 17, 2019
If #JussieSmollett Orchestrated this scam, he committed a #HateCrime . He has taught his fans to hate/distrust all ppl white, taught fans that conservatives are racists and committed a crime by lying in a deposition.
— Scott Stephens (@ScottSt83762532) February 17, 2019
The real tragedy is fake networks like @CNN and left wing radical democrats like @KamalaHarris who tried to spin a narrative that @realDonaldTrump was inciting racial hatred because of #MAGA. You all knew that such an attack against #JussieSmollett was unlikely in Chicago.
— frank ozomah (@FIO667) February 17, 2019
No, it will be all the people smeared by the phony reporting that this is what Trump supporters do in their free time.
— Andy (@ar910793) February 17, 2019
Think you left out some other folks who were falsely smeared, yet again.
— Ed (@EdOffner) February 17, 2019
Or JUST PERHAPS there is not as much hate out there as being projected. How many "Hate crimes" turned out to be false? I'm a trump supporter, I'm not a racist. I do not know any racists. I do know plenty of people that have different politics than me. I WAS a dem #WalkAaway
— chasinnova (@chasinnova1) February 17, 2019
Trump supporters are eagerly awaiting ur upcoming apology
— noneya beeswax (@noneyabeeswax3) February 17, 2019
How about the half of the country that gets painted as backwards barbarians by leftist twitter every time there's a hate hoax?
— Joey Solomon (@hmsromano) February 17, 2019
Trump Derangement is a powerful drug.
— JWF (@JammieWF) February 17, 2019
Without fake hate crimes there would be no hate crimes. https://t.co/GGio07QgYZ
— Sources Say 'Build the Wall' (@NolteNC) February 17, 2019
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.
I’m angry that he wants to create MORE division!
— Amy Robbins (@AmyRobb90) February 17, 2019
While there is racism, hatred, and violence in our country, most of the outrageous stories, the ones so horrifically blatant, are usually hoaxes. While we have a problem with race relations, we also have a narcissism epidemic in our country.
— 🚀Safe-Space-Bear🐻 (@phadedjaded) February 17, 2019
Not saying racist incidents don't happen but when a story is as rich as this , it's usually a fantasy. Also about once a month we are treated to a racist graffiti incident on a college campus and it's normally done by the person (victim) who reported it. People crave attention
— 🚀Safe-Space-Bear🐻 (@phadedjaded) February 17, 2019
Ryan Saavedra recently posted a handy compilation of fake hate crimes over the past couple of years.
Thank god it didn’t spark riots or violence.
— Cuttahotha🏴☠️ (@Goodfoodblimp) February 17, 2019
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?
15.6 million views https://t.co/Ho7cihfJM5
— Jerry Dunleavy (@JerryDunleavy) February 17, 2019
Police want to talk to Jussie Smollett again; CNN sources say he paid two men to stage the alleged assault https://t.co/AZouJNCiiQ
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) February 17, 2019