Spreading The Fake Smollett “MAGA Country” Hate Crime: A Mainstream Media Montage

by | Feb 18, 2019 | Headline News | 30 comments

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    This article was originally published at Zero Hedge

    When oh when dear mainstream media will you ever learn to get off the same old script? Like actually including some skepticism of unverified claims as one might be so bold as to expect of professional “objective, unbiased” journalists?

    Is it too much to ask CNN to bring an ounce of critical evidence to claims – especially on highly socially divisive topics such as a heinous hate crime – instead of closing their eyes and parroting whatever is the story line du jour merely because of politically convenient narratives?

    How many embarrassing retractions, walk-backs, corrections, and deleted articles will it take?

    Watch yet another avalanche of fake mainstream media viral “coverage”:

    Instead we once again see CNN and virtually all other left-leaning mainstream outlets spreading legitimately fake news like wild-fire merely because a given narrative is politically and ideologically convenient to their corporate owners, because you know… MAGA.

    The mere mention of “White men in MAGA hats” immediately crushes the mainstream’s ability for critical analysis, as many recent instances of embarrassing media mea culpas prove. And they are becoming too many to count of late. As it now turns out, Donald Trump Jr. is correct in pointing out that:

    It appears that Jussie Smollett tried to manufacture a hate crime to make Trump supporters look bad and most of the media not only uncritically accepted his lies as facts for weeks, but attacked those who questioned the validity of his false story.

    As Fox News’ Brian Flood also remarks, “CNN is all in on the Jussie Smollett news… but they keep forgetting the part where he claimed attackers were Trump supporters.”

    Indeed see for yourself CNN’s initial wall-to-wall reporting of the now confirmed fake “this is MAGA country” supposedly racial and homophobic attack.

    As the story unraveled and as police began to prove it was obviously all a hoax, CNN went full-bore in the other direction, finally turning against the Empire star, with a panel of guests denouncing what what many suspected all along that Smollett staged a hate crime hoax.

    And yet, CNN and other networks while attempting a collective mea culpa have still manage to blame Trump and his supporters. The Daily Caller’s Chuck Ross notes that even amidst the embarrassing fallout, “Every single NYT, WaPo, CNN, NBC, CBS, etc. reporter who has commented on this topic has defended the dear journalists” as in the ones who got the facts wildly wrong in the first place.

    Vox’s Liz Plank’s hot take on the “This is MAGA country” quote repeatedly featured and spread by the mainstream is that it was driven by “good intentions”. Plank had the gall to say while appearing on a CNN Sunday:

    The people who were repeating that quote were not news outlets…It was repeated by, sure, people who maybe had good intentions of wanting to spread the story…We can’t confuse celebrity tweets with the media and the press.

    But CNN and the rest of the mainstream falling in line lockstep behind fake reporting is nothing new. So perhaps a trip down recent history memory lane is in order…

    Remember this from last year? A video circulated of all the broadcasters saying the exact same thing based on Sinclair Broadcast Group, the nation’s largest owner of local television stations, scripting the news for all its affiliates.

    Also crucial to recall is the same drumbeat of the past two years:

    “The beginning of the end of the Trump presidency…”

    “The tipping point…”

    “The walls are closing in…”

    “Trump’s going down…”

    “He will not serve out his term…”

    And guess what? There’s often real life consequences of fake news for those not sheltered within the cozy offices of mainstream media corporate high rises.

    Maybe it’s time for the major networks to collectively take a long (many might prefer permanent) pause, maybe a lengthy vacation for some much needed reflection and introspection?

    Yes CNN, the walls are closing in… on the mainstream media.

    Meanwhile perhaps it’s time for CNN’s “media janitor”, Brian Stelter, who is oh so quick to point out the bias in every other network except his own, tackle the most difficult and embarrassing question: why were the mainstream – and fringe – journalists who were skeptical of Smollett’s claims, attacked and forced to self-censor when the case was unfolding, and will continue to self-censor knowing that if they criticize Smollett directly they would be accused of homophobia and racism?


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      1. Over a week ago, thegatewaypundit was poking holes in the story and it wasn’t adding up.

        This is what the liberals and atheists routinely do as a standard information war tactic.

        How many false claims have they made about bigotry which then turned out to be hoaxes by the alleged victim? I can think of so many that now my natural inclination is to disbelieve any such claim.

        • Even the NOTORIOUS Al Sharpton of the infamous Tawana Brawley hoax is saying this limpwrist shoud be held accountable.

          Frankly the disgusting Ellen Page was trying to incite race riots as well.

          Pelosi has had to backpedal and deleted her tweet.

        • And now, Fakebook is blocking any story about the hoax, got to keep the narrative up. They are all in, they will lie to your face, then attack you when they are caught…

      2. While you’re making your proclivities and cultures out to be handicaps, I hope to outcompete you for useful resources.

        Enjoy your drum solo and figuring out where to go to the bathroom.

      3. The MSM threw rocks at Alex Jones when he called it fake.

      4. Nigerians wearing MAGA hats in Chicago. Imagine that. LMAO

      5. Every time a “minority person” makes any kind of complaint it needs to be taken with a grain of salt UNLESS AND UNTIL THE COMPLAINT CAN BE PROVEN AND VERIFIED, ESPECIALLY IF THE COMPLAINT IS MADE AGAINST ANY WHITE PEOPLE. If the complaint cannot be proven then it didn’t happen and no one has any obligation to do anything about it.

        • I’m genuinely tired of all the whining the minorities are doing. Whine about this, cry about that. Grow the fuck up you bunch of damn babies. The straight white man doesn’t owe you shit.

          • Menzo, you just took my thunder but that’s OK. You’re especially right about us not owing anything to any minorities. They never have any real complaints so I just ignore them all I can. If no one can show me a REAL complaint that can be proven and verified then I don’t have to do squat. If a complaint is not proven then it never happened.

          • crybullies i call them.

      6. Same old story. The news is tainted and biased. White people are being persecuted. White men are the main threat to the status quo of the television, movie, newspaper and magazine establishment. Stories of swastikas and threats to people and buildings turn out to be manufactured in Israel or in the imagination of the fake victims. So many hoaxes, so little time. Victims of lynchings in America have primarily been white, and most were guilty of crimes from horse theft to rape. Even blacks who were lynched were primarily guilty of a crime. But the public is always led to believe that blacks were lynched for no reason, and white people are all evil racists and so the myth of white supremacy leading to slavery continues. And the myth of evil white people is promoted by the news propagandists.


        • Honeypot, good points. Same old black lies and propaganda about our people.

      7. The semi official narrative is that black people are generally incapable of being racist. It’s been my experience having worked with and attended school with blacks is that those that are racist hate whites; all whites. Some of the motivation is jealously feeling that they are at a lower station in life because of white people. This I believe is fueled by repeating “its not your fault”. Whites on the other hand that are racist are primary driven by fear of black violence / crime however Chris Rock is also correct when he said on stage, “Their is not a white person in this audience who would trade places with me and I’m rich”.

        • oops there not their

        • K2,
          “Their is not a white person in this audience who would trade places with me and I’m rich”. I know you meant “there”,
          says it all. He is right. Who would sacrifice real riches such as knowledge, happiness, self respect, love, and freedom, for money?
          Only stupid people, regardless of race.

          • can i trade places with him? i just would like the chance to find out for MYSELF……

        • Anyone believing that Blacks are incapable of being racist has never listened to Farrakhan.

          They might change their minds if they did.

      8. Rellik, damn good points. Smollett is just another black scammer trying to hurt white people.

      9. The use of the term “hate crimes” is disturbing. If someone kills you and he/she is the same race and sexual orientation as you, it can’t be a hate crime. Did the person supposedly kill you out of love? The demented thinking that you should be given harsher sentences if you commit a “hate crime” is demented. Who cares about the motive? It is the crime that should count. America is being turned into “Wonderland” thanks to liberals.

      10. htt ps://www.dailycaller.com/2019/02/18/hoax-hate-crimes-list/
        Here is a list of hoax hate crimes just since Trump was elected.

        Christians, do you doubt for a second that we are in the End Times? If that is so, why would you ever trust any leftist or atheist who has very different goals and almost certainly is working towards your demise?

        Be wary.

        • Jesus himself said this.

          9 Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name’s sake. 10 And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another. 11 And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many. 12 And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold. 13 But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved. 14 And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come.
          Matthew 24:9-14

          Has the gospel been preached in all the world? Many say yes…at least once.

          They are going to betray you. They hate you.

          12 But before all these, they shall lay their hands on you, and persecute you , delivering you up to the synagogues, and into prisons, being brought before kings and rulers for my name’s sake.
          13 And it shall turn to you for a testimony. 14 Settle it therefore in your hearts, not to meditate before what ye shall answer: 15 For I will give you a mouth and wisdom, which all your adversaries shall not be able to gainsay nor resist. 16 And ye shall be betrayed both by parents, and brethren, and kinsfolks, and friends; and some of you shall they cause to be put to death.
          Luke 21:12-16

          Even among the people you trust, some will deny their faith, and others shall betray Christians…even parents and relatives and friends.

          Why are you not prepared knowing how insane the Democrats are right this second?

      11. This is America in 2019. Our news sources are really, truly, this dumb.

      12. ht tps://thewashingtonstandard.com/senator-elizabeth-warren-endorses-coup-against-president-trump/

        Just more signs of the times where rogue politicians openly call for a coup d’etat.

      13. Soon enough this altered Kipling Poem will ring true.

        It was not part of their blood,
        It came to them very late,
        With long arrears to make good,
        When the Saxon began to hate.

        They were not easily moved,
        They were icy — willing to wait.
        Till every count should be proved,
        Ere the Saxon began to hate.

        Their voices were even and low.
        Their eyes were level and straight.
        There was neither sign nor show.
        When the Saxon began to hate.

        It was not preached to the crowd.
        It was not taught by the state.
        No man spoke it aloud.
        When the Saxon began to hate.

        It was not suddently bred.
        It will not swiftly abate.
        Through the chilled years ahead,
        When Time shall count from the date.
        That the Saxon began to hate.

      14. The D’s are the party of the Klan. But, R’s are the party of affirmative action. They used to be called radical Republicans. Post-Civil War Reconstruction gave blacks ironical job placements, to embarrass white racists. Republicans are already responsible for reparations. You think it happens in some dystopian future under AOC or the NOI.

        The wall is a vanity, because Republicans are still very much responsible for demographic replacement, telling us about the good jobs numbers of feminists and minority members, yet without restoring the single wage earner household to WASP’s.

        The Smollett hoax has been blamed — perhaps, spuriously — on Islamist migrants, from Africa. That’s the joke / meme.

        Giving them MAGA hats, is an apt analogy for a Republican Party that accepts them as a financial bloc and makes bargains — never leading to traditional living standards for white conservatives. Do they have anything of value to offer your constituency, then? Or, are we rearranging the deckchairs on the Titanic?

        Your bargains and walls are nothing without “face” or social primacy, because progressivism can just as soon happen, behind the wall, and under the ‘red’ color team..

      15. What made me immediately doubt the validity of this pole smokers story was the fact that it was 20 something below zero that night in Shitcago. Nobody’s looking to start trouble in those temps, they’re looking for a warm place to thaw out.

      16. Has there even been a single documented case of MAGA Trump supporters who harassed any leftists? There have been allegations that turned out, over and over, to be HOAXES.

        Where’s the beef? 62,984,828 Trump voters and where are the documented attacks on leftists?

      17. zUSnegQd-RQ
        Chicago Polce Superintendent Eddie Johnson gives a statement on the arrest of Smollett. It’s pretty fast and outstanding detective work in my opinion.

        They not only have the sworn testimony, but the dingdong used a CHECK to pay them! Plus they have surveillance video of the two Nigerian Americans buying the rope and hats. They have proof Smollett sent the original threatening letter as well.

        Oh and I doubt anyone will use him as an icon for Black History Month.

      18. The Democrats were perfectly willing to start a race war and Smollett might have caused a Rodney King style riot, but luckily the Chicago PD was right on the ball.

        It’s no surprise that they tied this to the eye-rolling call for reperations. Never mind that the lastknown slave died in October of 1971. Thus NO ONE deserves reperations. NO ONE.

        Historically the Civil Rights Act of 1988 was highly controversial as it gave a paltry and insulting sum of payments of $20,000 to 82,219 people of Japanese-American ancestry.

        Why was it insulting? Whole businesses, homes, investments, jobs were lost and never recovered and many Japanese-Americans felt that it would be an insult to accept a symbolic amount as reperations. In some cases, people went back to Japan after being stuck in the internment camps for years.

        Reperations are a bone-headed idea and no African-American deserves a penny as none were slaves who are alive now 47 years since the last one died!

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