Category Archives: Batshit Crazy Racists

The true cost of faked hate crimes: Should we punish fraudulent victims as vigorously as real criminals?

Some years ago I was introduced to one notion of how to tackle dishonest and insincere accusations of racism. The idea was not just that there should be a social cost to making a dishonest claim, but that the cost should equal that borne by somebody who is accurately and correctly identified as a racist. Without such a disincentive, there is no reason (other than decency and honesty, which may sometimes be in short supply) for people not to level such accusations insincerely.

Since Monday night I have been wondering, amid much else, whether some similar aspiration could be encouraged regarding hate crimes

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Video Shows Brothers Linked To Jussie Smollett Attack Buying Items Allegedly Worn In Assault – Smollet now wanted for filing false police report

The video shows what appears to be Ola and Abel Osundairo placing the masks and a hat on the counter. Smollett has claimed two men wearing a similar hat and masks attacked him on Jan. 29 in Streeterville, according to police.

Update: Jussie Smollett Now A Wanted Man/Girl

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Jussie Smollett Was Involved In Creating Racist Letter, Which Later Led To Attack, Sources Say

CHICAGO (CBS) — The two brothers involved in the Jussie Smollett attack told police that Smollett was behind creating a racist letter that was sent to the actor on the set of his show, “Empire,” according to two sources with first-hand knowledge of the investigation.

And when that letter did not get a “bigger reaction,” Smollett orchestrated the attack a week later with the two men–Ola and Abel Osundairo, sources said.

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The Jussie Smollett Hoax and the Media’s Tribal War on America

The real reason the media fell so swiftly for the Smollett hoax – right after falling for the Covington Catholic hoax.

Why did the media fall so swiftly for the Jussie Smollett hoax right after falling for the Covington Catholic hoax? The easy answer is bias. And that might have even been the right answer a generation ago.

These days the media isn’t biased. It’s tribal.

Bias leads us to make mistakes. But the media wasn’t making a mistake when it loudly broadcast false claims with plenty of red flags about Trump supporters wearing red hats. Just as the media wasn’t making a mistake when it spread fake news about attacks on Muslim women by Trump supporters after the election. This wasn’t an error due to prejudice, but an active effort to reinforce tribal prejudices.

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Nolte: Jussie Smollett Media Hoax Is a Hate Crime Against Trump

There is simply no question the media hoax perpetrated by Jussie Smollett is a hate crime committed against supporters of President Donald Trump.

A “hate crime” is defined as a bias crime, a crime committed against others based on who they are, or what they look like, or what group they hail from.

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Elites bought Jussie Smollett’s story because it confirmed their cherished narrative about a hateful America.

The Frenzied Search for Racism

The Jussie Smollett case, in which a young black, gay actor has apparently concocted a tale of being attacked by two white men wearing MAGA hats and shouting anti-gay slurs, is just the latest example of how desperately media elites want to confirm their favored narrative about America: that the country is endemically and lethally racist, sexist, and homophobic, and that the election of Donald Trump both proves and reinforces such bigotry.

The truth: as instances of actual racism get harder and harder to find, the search to find such bigotry becomes increasingly frenzied and unmoored from reality.

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Questions for Those Who Believed Jussie Smollett

His case involves implausibility piled upon implausibility.

The “we reported the Jussie Smollett case responsibly” contention has been blasted to smithereens. Twitter accounts and headlines in the Washington Post, the New York Times, and the Los Angeles Times reported as fact Jussie Smollett’s wildly implausible allegations, and many other journalists did so as well, not to mention the innumerable activists and celebrities who piled on. So, a question for all of the above. Why did you believe Jussie Smollett? Let’s try to catalogue the red flags.

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Police: Tip that Smollett, 2 brothers together in elevator on night of alleged attack

CHICAGO (AP) – Chicago police are investigating a tip that on the night “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett reported being attacked by two masked men he was in an elevator of his apartment building with two brothers later arrested and released from custody in the probe, a department spokesman told The Associated Press Tuesday.

They better put this guy on suicide watch.

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There’s an obvious answer to the question, “Why would Jussie Smollett do something like that?”

Hate-Crime Hoaxes Reflect America’s Sickness

On January 29, tabloid news site TMZ broke the shocking story that Jussie Smollett, a gay black entertainer and progressive activist, had been viciously attacked in Chicago. Two racist white men had fractured his rib, poured bleach on him, and tied a noose around his neck. As they were leaving, they shouted the ominous words: “This is MAGA country” — a reference to President Trump’s campaign slogan. MSNBC reported the rumor that they were even wearing MAGA hats.

Leaks from the Chicago police over the weekend, however, indicate that Smollett likely paid two Nigerian-American brothers he knew to orchestrate the attack. Smollett denied any wrongdoing through a statement released to the media by his lawyers

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Sources say Jussie Smollett staged hoax because threatening letter he likely sent himself earlier did not get ‘enough attention’

Anonymous police sources cited by CBS Chicago are claiming that Jussie Smollett staged the hoax attack he reported to police because a threatening letter he claimed to receive a week earlier did not receive enough attention.

The new alleged motive emerged on Monday as investigators pushed on with their probe into the murky January 29 incident which has divided many and prompted fierce debate over race, police integrity, homophobia and politics.

It tosses up more questions including whether or not the letter, that Smollett received on January 22 and spoke about during an interview with Good Morning America, was real and how it became public knowledge.

Because the first thing I do when a crime is committed against me is to go out and stage a bigger crime against me.

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Don’t expect apologies from the left over Jussie Smollett ‘attack’ fraud

A lot of explosive material can get defused with nine little letters: “I was wrong.” It works wonders with your significant other. Try it. Frequently.

This week, now that the Chicago Police Department has “shifted the trajectory of the investigation” and now believes Jussie Smollett may have faked his own bias attack, we’ll be hearing apologies from a lot of progressive activists, celebrities and politicians.

With three simple words, they’ll disarm their detractors, pour oil on troubled waters. They’ll help to reunify a culture by admitting that sometimes their ideological opponents are correct.

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Bearing False Witness: The Case of Jussie Smollett

Four below zero — that’s how cold it was at 2 a.m. in Chicago on Jan. 29, when actor Jussie Smollett claims he was the victim of a racist, homophobic hate crime perpetrated by two white Trump supporters. There were many reasons to be skeptical of Smollett’s story, but the fact that Chicago was experiencing a “polar vortex” of arctic cold was high on the list of doubts. Even if you could believe that two right-wingers would be stalking a not-very-famous actor in downtown Chicago, waiting for a chance to attack him on his way back from a wee-hours trip to a sandwich shop, why would they be doing this in -4°F weather?

Smollett’s story never made sense, and it came completely unraveled last week after Chicago police apprehended two of the Empire actor’s friends when they flew into O’Hare Airport, returning from a trip to Nigeria.

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Jussie Smollett fails to show for interview – Grand Jury likely

Chicago police have said they still want to do a follow-up interview with Jussie Smollett about a reported attack that the ‘Empire’ star said included his assailants yelling racial and homophobic slurs.

Guglielmi said Sunday Police have told Smollett’s attorneys they want to do a follow-up interview with the actor, Police spokesperson Anthony Guglielmi said on Sunday, after saying earlier that the investigation had ‘shifted’ after detectives questioned two brothers about the attack and released them without charges.

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15 Celebrities Who Blamed Trump, Deplorables for Hoax Attack on Jussie Smollett

Left-wing Hollywood wasted no time in politicizing and blaming President Donald Trump and his supporters for an alleged hate crime attack on Empire actor Jussie Smollett — an encounter that police now reportedly believe to have been staged.

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