By now you know that Jussie Smollett is out on bail after having been arrested and charged for faking a hate crime (as well as having been accused of mailing himself a threatening letter). Among the outlets that were all over the story and accepted Smollett’s original claims as fact was GQ Magazine, which tweeted about their story this way on January 29th:

That thing’s getting ratioed in epic fashion. As of right now, these are the only updates to the story:


Wow. “Operating with the then-set of facts” is a nice touch.

In light of the week’s news, that tweet and story are aging worse by the second:

It is indeed impressive.

Kneejerk media reactions to Smollett’s original accusations have left a whole lot of self-beclownings in their wake.