Some are still alongside Jussie Smollett, others are more measured and waiting to see what will happen, while others take decisive steps in the face of the fact that a crime motivated by hate is likely. did not take place. In one way or another, the liberal media find this appalling. Yes, please congratulate the Conservatives for celebrating the fact that a horrible racist attack did not take place. Is it real?
Smollett is a member of the Fox series "Empire". He claims that two white men attacked him on January 29 in Chicago. They hit him, threw him some bleach, and then tied him a rope around his neck. Report the anti-Trump progressive scandal – and it was loud and downright wrong.
The two individuals turned out to be Nigerian brothers who would have been paid by Smollett to attack him. They bought the rope used in the so-called assault; they would have been paid by the actor and would have held rehearsals. The two are now cooperating with the Chicago police. With these new developments, the Chicago police want a new interview with Smollett, who has not taken the time. Gee – could you ask why? New York Times Columnist Charles Blow said that if Smollett actually simulated this hate crime, he was a total psychopath. Real Clear Politics had the clip and the partial transcription:
JOHN AVLON, CNN HOST: It's not that you can put your head in the head, but it's him who considers it a national element, which makes it a national conversation, which makes the hoax even more devastating.
CHARLES BLOW, NEW YORK TIMES, CNN, POLITICAL COMMENT: Well, listen, if Jussie did what the Chicago police say he did, it's not fair that he's an actor , Brian. This is a crazy person. That's – he's a psychopath – of the genre – and nothing in his story suggests that he's a psychopath.
ALISYN CAMEROTA, CNN host: Well, why –
BLOW: That's why it's so difficult for everyone – that's why people wait, trying to understand, please, go back and interview him Chicago PD –
AVLON: Yes, I have to do it.
BLOW: – because we have to understand what is the reason, because nothing – I met him once. He was the nicest – it was just passing the Essence Fest and I was with a girl with a college – that 's a big fan. And he had to have a picture. He was the most gracious person and I think that's the kind of feeling that people have about him. So if you did that, we need to know – like, are you crazy? Do you literally like to lose him because nothing says why he would do that?
Until now, one theory is that he was furious that a racist letter with a white powder, later considered as aspirin, does not receive enough attention ( allegedly). Given the madness of this story, it is not shocking to think that he could have sent this letter to himself. The other possible reason is that he was about to step out of the series or that his role was going to be reduced. Fox had strongly denied this when he was mentioned, but in an ironic twist, after this possible hate crime, Fox will reduce Smollett's role in the series.
Fox does not comment on the TMZ report that Jussie Smollett's role is reduced to "Empire". (Stark contrasts with last week, when they immediately and forcefully rejected the idea that Smollett was being written out of the series.)
– Sopan Deb (@SopanDeb) February 19, 2019