The Jussie Smollett case is the media’s dream. Pro Trump attackers unleash against a poor innocent victim. The media rush to the victim’s defense, saying Trump is to blame. There’s just one teeny, tiny problem. Those pesky things known as “facts” keep getting in the way.
We just need to wrap our hands around this Jussie Smollett case, because it keeps getting better with each passing day. And what it shows quite clearly, just like in the Covington Catholic school incident, is that media will pounce on a story the portrays Trump supporters as racist or homophobic or both. Forget the facts. Forget about the journalistic process. As long as the narrative paints a bad picture of Trump supporters, the media will run with it.
Here’s the case: Back in late January, Jussie Smollett, who appears on the Fox show Empire, claimed to be the victim of a racist and homophobic attack. Smollett, who is black and gay, said that at 2am two men attacked him, screamed “This is MAGA country,”” tied a noose around his neck, poured bleach on him, and hit and kicked him. Smollett called the police and immediately, the entire national media jumped to his side.
There’s just one problem. As the actual facts keep coming out, it looks more and more like a hoax. The so-called perpetrators have now said that Smollett paid them to do it, and that they all practiced the attack in advance.
The left poured out to defend Smollett when the incident was first reported. From Cory Booker to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to members of the media. The coverage was one-sided: pro-Smollett, and anti-Trump.
Check out today’s show for a full rundown of the case. Also, isn’t it interesting how the tragic mass shooting story from Aurora, Illinois is already fading from the media coverage? Could it be that the narrative just doesn’t fit? Check it out!
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