“Empire” actor Jussie Smollett said he was attacked by two masked men, most likely because he is an anti-Trump gay black man.
The attackers allegedly yelled, “This is MAGA country,” but that has already been widely discredited.
Now, something big is happening.
The story might just be a complete and utter hoax.
The current public stance of the Chicago police is that earlier this month, at 2 a.m. on a very cold Chicago night, Smollett was the victim of what appears to be a heinous hate crime where he was physically attacked by two men, and humiliated due to his race, homosexuality, and possibly his opposition to President Donald Trump. The Chicago media, in official reports, has largely treated that narrative as legitimate, while chronicling the complete lack of suspects and corroborating evidence as more of a frustration than any indication that something else might be going on here.
Behind the scenes, however, based on conversations I have had with multiple people covering the story, there is a radically different take on what really did happen to Smollett. In short, there is near unanimity among police sources that Smollett’s story is very likely not true. And that even the media outlets still regurgitating the current “party line” don’t really believe it.
It is very obvious that if one major news outlet in Chicago had the guts to be the first to openly discredit Smollett’s story, the others would soon follow the leader. But because the risk of being wrong in this situation (see Smollett’s PC Force Field), there is just no incentive to take that dive until and unless the police finally make a definitive statement.
What would compel Smollett to pull such a stunt IF he’s lying.
Why do it?
What is there to gain aside from causing further racial division?
Smollett will be charged if he was caught being untruthful, per Source:
Jussie Smollett is in the hot seat after there have been several reports that the openly gay actor may have possibly filed a false report to police. If that’s the case, the Chicago Police Department promises to charge Smollett for making a false police report in regards to the alleged hate crime perpetrated against him on January 29th.
CPD has subpoenaed Smollett’s phone records, per a friend on the force. https://t.co/NuXHDejvJq
— Emily Zanotti (@emzanotti) February 5, 2019
— Rafer Weigel (@RaferWeigel) February 5, 2019
Speaking of “hate crimes,” a female doctor from Ohio is in big trouble – and rightfully so.
The doctor tweeted: “hahha ewww.. ill purposely give all the yahood [Jews] the wrong meds…”
Justice was then served.
From Cleveland 19:
The Cleveland Clinic released a statement Monday after reports began circulating online that a doctor at the hospital had been posting anti-Semitic sentiments on social media.
The doctor, who has been identified as Lara Kollab, 27, of Westlake, was a supervised resident. We’re told she is no longer employed by the clinic.
At least she was fired, though.