As you now know, some of the most accurate reporting on the evolving Jusse Smollett story has come out of local Chicago media, and it’s led to some very WTF-worthy shots & chasers:

Yep, this sure is something:

CNN’s Brian Stelter, has he’s done in the past, tried to explain that it’s “complicated”:

And with that, Fox 32’s Weigel explained why he was only on Fox News programs talking about Jussie Smollett:

And for the “you can’t make this up” coup de grâce

The media editor for The Wrap intervened:

An invitation at this point would be totally genuine. *Eye roll*

It’s “complicated,” apparently.

Editor’s note: The title has been corrected to fix a typo.

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Fox 32 Chicago reporter takes NY Times writer to J-school over how MSM blew Jussie Smollett coverage