It’s worthwhile to take a look at the anatomy of real sexual orientation-related hate crimes so we can take them seriously and identify hoaxes more easily.
‘Mr. Smollett has refused to reimburse the City of Chicago for the cost of police overtime spent investigating his false police report on January 29, 2019,’ said spokesman Bill McCaffrey in a statement.
Those perpetuating now-frequent hate hoaxes risk desensitizing Americans from legitimate racism by sacrificing truth on the altar of political expediency.
The miscarriage of justice in the hate crime hoax speaks volumes about the way identity politics has created a new form of entitlement.
Just like children of wealthy Hollywood elites, Jussie Smollett has ‘privilege’ that most of Chicago’s black male population does not: the privilege of being a wealthy, connected liberal.
Jussie Smollett’s allegedly false police report investigation cost the city of Chicago $150,000 in police overtime and city resources.
Chicago prosecutors dropped all charges against Jussie Smollett on Tuesday, simultaneously insisting the move did not “exonerate him.”
Amber Heard and Asia Argento are at the forefront of Me Too whistleblowing. But how do we deal with stories emerging that cast doubt on their credibility?
‘Ace in the Hole’ acts as evidence that no one could have predicted just how far journalism would slip over the past decade.
While Jussie Smollett awaits trial for a Class 4 felony charge for filing a false police report, perhaps he could take this opportunity to think of better ways to procure a raise in the future.
Many who adhere to tribalism feel they’re not doing enough for their cause until and unless they can suffer for it—which creates a desire for victimhood.
“America, let me just tell you something: Do not commit crimes with checks,” Charles Barkley joked on TNT’s NBA halftime show Thursday night.
The racially entangled hoaxes involving Jussie Smollett, and Atticus Finch, show our cultural zeitgeist is choosing tribalism before tolerance.
“How can an individual who has been embraced by the city of Chicago, turn around and slap everyone in this city in the face by making these false claims?”
Hearing what they already ‘knew,’ the establishment media ignored everything that ran counter to the ‘proper’ narrative—especially the facts.
These stories bear too many similarities to be seen simply as isolated attention-seeking. Progressivism is a toxic belief system, incompatible with freedom, peace, and unity.
So addicted are some people to the narcotic of outrage, that the mere fantasy of the attack is all they need to believe it true.
Hate crime or a hoax, the Jessie Smollett story says nothing about race in America and everything about a deeply flawed news media.
Vox Correspondent Liz Plank perpetuates false information about hate crimes and media coverage of the Jussie Smollett attack on CNN.
When evidence is lacking, some would rather their own side have been harmed, so they can proclaim their victimhood, than admit they told and spread a lie.
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