This wasn’t about vengeance but justice.
Minor actor Jussie Smollett was found guilty on Thursday of five counts of lying to the Chicago police about being the victim of a hate crime and battery committed by rope-and-bleach-carrying Trump supporters on a -19° January after midnight in Chicago.
Smollett would’ve had more credibility had he claimed to have been impaled by a unicorn than going with this fanciful tale.
Of course the less objective voices in media and politics immediately bought what Jussie was selling, including aspiring presidential candidate Kamala Harris, who declared on Twitter that the Empire actor was the victim of a modern day lynching.
According to Newsweek, the tweet of the now vice-president and a similar one by Joe Biden are still posted on their respective pages, underscoring their commitment to the cause of exacerbating racial tensions in the country no matter the actual facts of the incident.
The Smollett case had essentially been “taken care of” through the influence of disgraced (and since reelected) state attorney Kim Foxx.
Foxx had to officially recuse herself from the case after interacting with Smollett’s family, who curiously wanted the FBI to take over the matter. Foxx was then caught lobbying someone in her office against being too harsh on Smollett, who had been charged that point of filing a fake police report.
And adding to the mix was the involvement of Tina Tchen, who had served as chief of staff for First Lady Michelle Obama.
Tchen, who styles herself as a leader in the “Me Too” movement herself became disgraced after being linked to assisting then-embattled New York Governor Andrew Cuomo in the midst of sexual harassment allegations.
Tchen was connected to a strategy to undermine the credibility of Cuomo’s accusers.
Noticing a pattern here?
How many hate crime hoaxes have been pulled across the country of all varieties, from fake racial assaults to disproven harassment related to sexual orientation?
In almost every case the alleged villain had a conservative identity and the victim/beneficiary had some kind of personal gain angle.
After Donald Trump’s election to the White House, a young woman in Lafayette fabricated a story about being robbed of her wallet and hijab and verbally abused about her Middle Eastern ethnicity by two men, one of whom was naturally wearing a Trump hat.
The national media were only too happy to advance a narrative that Trump’s victory would usher in a reign of white supremacist terror over the country.
Noticing a pattern here?
Then there was “Jock Jussie” WWL radio sports talk show host Seth Dunlap.
Dunlap attempted to score a large settlement that the station claimed was as much as $1.8 million to avoid going “scorched earth”.
Dunlap’s fellow progressive sports beat journalists leaped to his defense and hurled accusations against Dunlap’s employer.
Nick Underhill, who wrote for The Athletic, trashed WWL AM 870 on Twitter saying “My wife used to tell me not to go on this radio station because she always felt undertones in their political coverage. Looks like she was right.”
A host of gay activists and media groups pounced on WWL though I’m unaware if a single one apologized for jumping to conclusions and slamming the radio station.
The NOPD investigation concluded that Dunlap tweeted the derogatory insult himself.
Being a leftist means never having to say you’re sorry
Dunlap left WWL and Louisiana heading to the Pacific Northwest to start cover anti-police protests, offering no remorse while pursuing a new SJW hustle.
For the Left the narrative is more important than the truth and once truth no longer matters, society is governed by power not principle.
That Smollett doesn’t seem to care is unsurprising; he was more than willing to exploit racial and political tensions just to advance his now stalled career.
Smollett’s hoax may very well be one of the most selfish acts perpetrated on society that has endured considerable acrimony, protests that have become violent riots, and made communities less safe through the harassment and crippling of law enforcement by local governments seeking to conform to the latest political posturing trends.
Had Smollett not been convicted it would have sent a message to other narcissistic exploiters that they could do the same without fear of consequence and that any questioning of the veracity of their claims, no matter how absurd, would invite slanders and other acts of professional and personal retribution to doubters.