Journalist Andy Ngo did a fantastic job covering the Jussie Smollet story, and in case you missed it, he and Ben Shapiro appeared on “Dr. Phil” to discuss hoax hate crimes. Now he’s taking his reporting to the New York Post.

Now he’s written a piece in the New York Post on hoax hate crimes in Portland, and the numbers are pretty staggering.

Ngo writes:

Outside of the initial allegation by [trans activist Sophia Gabrielle] Stanford, none of the purported incidents of beatings, killings or kidnapping were — I confirmed with Portland police — reported to authorities.

Did these crimes really happen? Wilfred Reilly, a political scientist at Kentucky State and author of the book “Hate Crime Hoax,” says the nonreporting and cinematic narrative are indications they might not have.

“If you were actually beaten by a group of homophobes, you’d go down to the precinct house before you’d go on Twitter and Facebook,” he says. Through his research, Reilly has collected more than 500 cases of American hate hoaxes concentrated mostly between 2013 and 2018.

Patterns he identifies among them are the lack of evidence, reluctance to cooperate with police, sensational claims, the presence of fundraising and the involvement of radical activists — all of which appear to be happening in Portland.

It’s no secret that Portland has its share of radical activists. Are so many “hate crimes” claimed because of what Columbia professor John McWhorter called the rise of “victimhood chic”?