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Jussie Smollett attack: this sounds like a false flag

https://www.tmz.com/2019/01/29/empire-star-jussie-smollett-attacked-hospitalized-homophobic-hate-crime/

Attackers acting like a parody of how leftists think that Trump supporters behave.

I suspect that the attackers had some personal grudge against Smollett, and pretended to be racist Trump supporters to deflect attention.

I also predict that fakestream media will take the bait and be outraged for several days, instead of actually doing any real investigative journalism.

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Hermes writes in a comment:

The dead giveaway is the noose. Nooses exist only in the fevered imaginations of leftists as a symbol of racist right-wing extremism. Every time there’s an incident in the news involving a noose, it turns out to be a hoax.

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Another possible theory is that Smollett knows his attacker(s), and is covering for them, and he made up the story.

Why would Smollett not want his attacker prosecuted? Maybe he was attacked by his ex-16-year-old gay lover? Or his drug dealer? Something like that he’d rather keep secret.

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Must read, Michelle Malkin’s column, she has some more information that makes Smollett seem to be lying (or vastly exaggerating):

https://townhall.com/columnists/michellemalkin/2019/01/30/the-manurespreaders-of-media-sensationalism-n2540472

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

January 29, 2019 at 1:43 PM

Posted in Crime

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  1. How did he know they were white if they were wearing ski masks?

    Alex

    January 29, 2019 at 1:50 PM

  2. Jussie?

    Lowe

    January 29, 2019 at 1:59 PM

  3. The dead giveaway is the noose. Nooses exist only in the fevered imaginations of leftists as a symbol of racist right-wing extremism. Every time there’s an incident in the news involving a noose, it turns out to be a hoax.

    Hermes

    January 29, 2019 at 2:01 PM

  4. Yes, very over-the-top, though I prefer Sailer’s term “hate hoax” over “false flag,” as it memes better with normies and more precisely describes Current Year obsessions.

    Fiddlesticks

    January 29, 2019 at 2:11 PM

  5. It does sound fake. Probably walking in Chicago at 2 am isn’t very smart, in any case. I’ve heard it is very cold in Chicago right now. The assailants might of been wearing ski masks so their face didn’t freeze off. They probably had gloves on too, so it might not be easy to tell what race they were.

    Rosenmop

    January 29, 2019 at 2:14 PM

  6. Question for you guys. Is this “polar vortex” idea legitimate, or is it something leftists made up to rationalize why the winter is cold, despite global warming?

    Lowe

    January 29, 2019 at 2:29 PM

    • Polar vortex is real. Global warming isn’t. But not that long ago they were telling us all that “winter will be a thing of the past” and “our children won’t know what snow is.” Yeah, sure.

      https://wattsupwiththat.com/2019/01/29/polar-vortex-will-have-nearly-90-percent-of-us-below-freezing/

      peterike

      January 29, 2019 at 5:12 PM

      • I’ve brought up the polar vertex and cold weather generally to global warming believers in real life. I bring it up casually and pretend to be a fellow traveller type who’s not hostile to the global warming idea and just curious about learning more about the weather and global warming. Their response is that the polar vertex and cold weather is evidence of global warming. They say something about how global warming creates more extreme weather events, including cold weather.

        There’s literally nothing that will cause these true believers to change their minds. We could have nonstop blizzards for the next decade and they still wouldn’t change their views. The only thing that would change them is if belief in global warming became unfashionable and the elites and authority figures in society stopped believing in it and promoting it. Like if the NY Times came out against global warming.

        Tom

        January 30, 2019 at 12:12 AM

    • I think the polar vortex was hyped up because it sounds kind of like those storms from The Day After Tomorrow.

      Stealth

      January 29, 2019 at 7:48 PM

    • It is real. We just hear about it (and other previously obscure meteorological terms) more and more because of 24 hour weather news coverage. Also why snowstorms now get “names” like Hurricanes or Cyclones and why “wind chill” is hyped more than ever.

      PerezHBD

      January 29, 2019 at 11:05 PM

      • It used to be an “arctic air mass”. But that’s boring. The “polar vortex” sounds much more dynamic and exciting.

        25 below now on my thermometer. Neato.

        Steverino@steverino.com

        January 30, 2019 at 7:37 AM

    • Polar vortex is real, global warming is also real. Sea temperature and sea levels are rising steadily, glaciers are melting, and any experienced farmer who takes his ideological blinders off has seen the change in growing seasons. Climate change is actually a lot like evolution – it takes place on a scale that is not intuitive at the level of daily life, implies that human individuals are insignificant beings subject to powerful forces beyond their control, and is probably literally impossible for lower IQ people to comprehend.

      Peter Akuleyev

      January 30, 2019 at 3:41 AM

      • The ocean is rising at the rate of one inch per DECADE. I’m not worried. If you happen to live exactly at sea level build yourself a one foot high wall and you, your kids and your grandchildren should be okay. Do you notice how the global warming hysterics always leave out facts like that?

        JimBonobo

        January 30, 2019 at 12:13 PM

  7. Walking around downtown Chicago at 2 am with bleach and a noose? On a Tuesday? In 0 degree weather? Hey, if it happened then they should be in jail. But…..

    S Marta Ss

    January 29, 2019 at 2:37 PM

    • Obviously it was a targeted attack, the attackers knew where to find him. And I believe the attack really did happen (people who fake attacks against themselves are losers, not successful actors), just that the most likely motive was personal revenge against Smollett. The attackers are probably in showbiz, thus they are also in a leftist bubble and don’t know how to realistically fake a crime by KKK types.

      Lion of the Blogosphere

      January 29, 2019 at 2:38 PM

      • He decided to get food and went to the subway? How did they know he would do that? And he is rich, take an Uber. Order food. Maybe I am missing details. But it was damn cold last night.

        S Marta Ss

        January 29, 2019 at 3:00 PM

      • He’s gay. Gays are not known for their mental stability or refusal to use drugs and alcohol. Plus he’s a Hollywood actor. When you combine those two factors, “gay” and “actor,” the probability that he’s a mentally unstable substance user approaches 100%. I don’t know the guy, and he might be perfectly sane and levelheaded. Maybe he never uses drugs or alcohol, either. But looking just at the probabilities, we certainly can’t rule out the possibility that he’s an unstable druggie, given his sexual appetites and profession. I would not be surprised to discover that he orchestrated the whole thing himself for attention. There may not have been any other assailants involved.

        I grew up in a large Midwestern city a great deal like Chicago, and the odds that this guy just happened to encounter two ski-mask wearing white gay bashers who watch a TV show with an almost exclusively black audience at 2:00 am on a Tuesday are infinitesimally low.

        Joe Schmoe

        January 29, 2019 at 3:08 PM

      • We know that there was any attack at all?

        gothamette

        January 29, 2019 at 7:08 PM

      • He was in the hospital and there was a police report.

        Lion of the Blogosphere

        January 30, 2019 at 7:28 AM

  8. You should provide stock water cooler convo for people anticipating the stock ‘whadya think?’ victory lap convo SJWs always seek to initiate after such news events.

    Curle

    January 29, 2019 at 2:59 PM

  9. Jesse is African-American, right? I can’t tell from the TMZ pictures, but “Empire” is a black-targeted show. If so, he could pass for white if he wanted to, at least around here.

    amac78

    January 29, 2019 at 4:03 PM

    • He’s half white half black.

      Lion of the Blogosphere

      January 29, 2019 at 4:05 PM

      • NBC Evening News devoted a big segment to this story. My impression was wrong, From the many pictures they showed, Jussie is obviously black. “Black,” in the US cultural sense, as in “mixed white and black ancestry.”

        The anchor and the reporters treated Jussie’s account as established fact. The history of racist incidents that turned out to be hate hoaxes didn’t raise any eyebrows at NBC. You could sell the Brooklyn Bridge to those guys, as long as it was a white-racist Brooklyn Bridge.

        amac78

        January 29, 2019 at 7:54 PM

  10. I find it very unlikely that Trump supporters would care one way or the other about this guy. Let alone stalking the streets of Chicago at 2am in subzero temps waiting for a chance to pounce. Homos have a reputation for holding grudges and concocting violent schemes against paramours who’ve spurned them. That’s where I’d look first if I were a detective.

    destructure

    January 29, 2019 at 4:09 PM

  11. why are false flags a thing?

    there need to be more flags.

    A LOT more!

    "a revolution without firing squads is meaningless" ---ulyanov

    January 29, 2019 at 4:45 PM

  12. The names of those masked assailants? Albert and Einstein.

    Matt

    January 29, 2019 at 5:09 PM

    • No, James and Watson.

      gothamette

      January 29, 2019 at 7:09 PM

  13. I don’t buy this story at all.

    Alli G

    January 29, 2019 at 5:47 PM

    • Phantom noose. Very few people even know the knots to make a noose nowadays. I don’t. Maybe it was always a specialized thing.

      ifyoucanseethemtheycanseeyou

      January 30, 2019 at 5:57 AM

  14. “Update: 1/29/2019, 3:54 p.m. ET: The Chicago Police Department has reportedly released a statement denying claims of MAGA involvement and are not committed to confirming the assailants’ race at this time.”

    Which means the police are not sure if its white. Also the assailants may have used the n word but blacks use the n word against other blacks all the time.

    He sounds like he’s culturally white like Obama. I wouldn’t be surprised if he was lurking for “rough trade” and made a bad judgement call. But rather than say “I was cruising for black guys and they beat me up” its better to say “white racist guys randomly beat me up.”

    Jimi

    January 29, 2019 at 6:36 PM

    • “Update: 1/29/2019, 3:54 p.m. ET: The Chicago Police Department has reportedly released a statement denying claims of MAGA involvement and are not committed to confirming the assailants’ race at this time”

      Which makes it all the more disgusting that the national news and the PBS news hour are reporting this hate hoax word for word as the so-called “victim” claims.

      The last MAGA hat hate hoax collapsed, so they have to create a new one.

      gothamette

      January 29, 2019 at 7:11 PM

  15. I thought it was fake. It is absolutely freezing here in Chicago. Who walks around in the cold, at 2am, waiting to attack people with a noose? Dont buy it.

    Anne

    January 29, 2019 at 7:52 PM

  16. It’s -1 degrees in Chicago.

    Grindr hookup gone bad.

    gothamette

    January 29, 2019 at 7:53 PM

  17. Comment from Sailer regular Alfa158:

    It must be true. Chicago is a hotbed of pro-Trumpers and crackers. Trump carried 90% of the vote in Chicago. Or maybe it was 9%. Well anyway, it had a 9 somewhere in the number.

    Marty

    January 29, 2019 at 8:33 PM

  18. Assuming anything at all happened, he probably saw a chance for some pity points from the media after he hit on the wrong dudes or some rough trade went wrong.

    Heinrich Zemo

    January 29, 2019 at 8:34 PM

    • Then he must be mentally unwell. He was under no obligation to explain how he got injured to anybody. The whole hoax must something he wanted to do, proactively.

      Lowe

      January 30, 2019 at 10:34 AM

  19. Doing any real investigative journalism would come dangerously close to blaming the victim.

    Believe half-black gay men!

    Hermes

    January 29, 2019 at 8:54 PM

  20. Seems too perfect a Liberal wet dream hate crime. Something is rotten in Denmark.

    Boo

    January 29, 2019 at 8:57 PM

  21. After a week of getting taken by hoax after hoax in the media, it’s astounding that leftists & media fell for this kind of nonsense so quickly. This story has fake all over it.

    Mike Street Station

    January 29, 2019 at 9:00 PM

    • “after a week of getting taken by hoax after hoax in the media, it’s astounding that leftists & media fell for this kind of nonsense so quickly. This story has fake all over it.”

      After a lifetime of seeing the media be taken in by hoax after hoax, I’m astounded your astounded.

      You know, we need some hate hoaxes on our side. Let’s think up some.

      gothamette

      January 30, 2019 at 9:36 AM

  22. I’m a (black) leftist and even I’m 95% sure this didn’t happen as reported. Like the blogger said, it’s just too close to a parody of how some folks think MAGA folks behave. There’s no way it’s legitimate. And that bugs me because it’s going to hurt legitimate causes like criminal justice reform, and legitimate efforts to bridge the gaps and have real conversations. I’m tired of this stuff man.

    C.

    January 29, 2019 at 9:55 PM

    • You’ve had your “criminal justice reform” for quite awhile now. Why don’t we list the depatures from common sense that you’ve managed to extort over the last 30 years, as the price of not rioting:

      Cops can’t use chokehold;
      Shopkeepers can’t “look” at you while you’re stealing;
      No jail time for your property crimes;
      You can’t be kicked out of school even for repeated violence;
      Average prison time for murder conviction about 6 years;
      Sentencing for crack now identical to that for powdered cocaine;
      Marijuana use decriminalized.

      About the only “reform” left to be accomplished woud be security cameras tgat dan’t detect homies.

      Vipltd

      January 30, 2019 at 11:17 AM

    • “legitimate efforts to bridge the gaps and have real conversations”

      LOL. Those pesky gaps will be bridged by genetic engineering allowing everyone to have smart, beautiful white babies. Of course the Chinese will get there first because they aren’t afraid of the “R” word.

      hard9bf

      January 30, 2019 at 4:25 PM

      • The Chinese will genetically engineer themselves to have white babies?

        I don’t think so.

        gothamette

        January 30, 2019 at 5:52 PM

      • If they could engineer their children to have light colored eyes and blonde hair, many of them would, I am sure. So they would engineer themselves into being white, essentially, even if they wouldn’t describe it that way.

        Lowe

        January 31, 2019 at 1:28 AM

      • The Chinese will genetically engineer themselves to have white babies?

        I don’t think so.

        Koreans use surgical engineering to make themselves white so why not?

        Steve Johnson

        January 31, 2019 at 7:58 PM

  23. “Racist Trump Supporter” is redundant.

    Leo Peterson

    January 30, 2019 at 1:10 AM

  24. Been a cop for ten years and have investigated numerous hate crimes. This wreaks of bullshit. Based on reports I’ve read, he’s asking us to believe that two masked up white guys walking around at two A.M. in Chicago carrying a rope noose and caustic substance, possibly bleach, and happened to recognize him from his TV show while shouting gay slogans and MAGA. Mugging sure, but hate crime this probably isn’t.

    Nobody carries rope at night anywhere and the use of something caustic is a quintessential ‘hood weapon used mainly by black women. This and the noose puts this in ‘black persecution fever dream’ territory. Guy obviously has no idea how legit hate crimes occur.

    Detective Ligma

    January 30, 2019 at 2:57 AM

    • How many of these numerous hate crimes you’ve investigated turned out to be “real”?
      And what were they like? White guy and black guy fighting in a bar and the white guy says the n-word? Or maybe hate-littering with cotton balls?

      Most of the hoaxers seem to have no idea of how “legit” hate crimes occur. They just project their fantasies of pretty-much-nonexistent whites who want to slaughter all black people. So when there’s graffiti that says,”Kill all the [plural of n-word, maybe misspelled]” scrawled onto a door or a wall, the probability it’s a hoax is > 99%.

      Calvin Hobbes

      January 30, 2019 at 9:37 AM

      • I only get the ones that get assigned out to me, but about 25% are flat out lies to cover, 30% to 40% are provably legit and the rest are not able to be proven one way or another. Usually the most obvious ones are anti-LGBTQ because the suspects will out and out call the victims ‘fags’ or something of that nature when you interview them. The racial ones are usually something along those lines- guys fighting and a racial slur gets tossed in because clever insults go by the wayside in a fistfight. Sometimes there are nooses or other items left. Anti-semetic ones are usually are straight graffiti and anti-muslim ones are usually internet and phone threats.

        The more elaborate and outlandish the report, the higher the probability that it’s a hoax or a significant embellishment. If it’s simple, like a transgender hooker gets robbed and pistol whipped while the suspects call them a ‘faggy’ then more likely to be legit. Elaborate reports usually reflect the psychology and paranoias of the person reporting it.

        Detective Ligma

        January 30, 2019 at 11:21 AM

      • “call the victims ‘fags’ or something of that nature when you interview them. The racial ones are usually something along those lines- guys fighting and a racial slur gets tossed in because clever insults go by the wayside in a fistfight.”

        You might be LARPing, but this is how I always imagined most “hate” crimes get prosecuted — in a moment of rage, a white man says a verboten word. Seems like a smart lawyer somewhere can get “hate” crime legislation thrown out because First Amendment.

        hard9bf

        January 30, 2019 at 4:32 PM

  25. Jussie Smollett’s account is about as believable as Nathan Phillips’.

    chris

    January 30, 2019 at 9:00 AM

  26. Another “hate crime” that I think was an obvious hoax was the spray-painting of red swastikas on the walls outside the office of Columbia University professor Elizabeth Midlarsky last November 28. Dollars to donuts she did it herself. Supposedly the police have been investigating. Maybe they were persuaded not to investigate too hard. Probably this will remain on the books forever as an “unsolved hate crime”, just like the noose that Columbia University professor and plagiarist Madonna Constantine found on her office door.

    Calvin Hobbes

    January 30, 2019 at 11:06 AM

  27. […] Remember the first thing I wrote when I heard about the attack? […]

  28. Sad that he seems to have learned that you get ahead by playing the victim. I wonder if he will be charged with a hate crime?

    PrayThroughHistory

    February 21, 2019 at 7:12 PM

  29. Roseanne loses job for tasteless racist comment.
    Will Jussie lose job for tasteless, racist alleged hoax?
    What say you, Hollywood?

    PrayThroughHistory

    February 21, 2019 at 7:16 PM

  30. […] that when I first heard about the incident, I wrote: “I suspect that the attackers had some personal grudge against Smollett, and pretended […]


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