Nance posted the following:
“The racist, homophobic attack on [Smollett] is an affront to our humanity. No one should be attacked for who they are or whom they love.”
Pelosi’s response presumably could’ve been forgiven, had Jussie been female (though we’re increasingly being told there’s no such thing – here, here, and the video here), filed under #BelieveAllWomen (here). But what’s society coming to, if we have to also immediately believe those nasty critters, men? That would severely hinder the destruction of Brett Kavanaugh; say it ain’t so.
Jussie’s claims were substantial. But, to give you the King James Version, the story did stinketh.
And now, as reported by CNN:
Two law enforcement sources with knowledge of the investigation tell CNN that Chicago Police believe actor Jussie Smollett paid two men to orchestrate an assault on him that he reported late last month.
One of the [alleged attackers] has appeared on “Empire,” Guglielmi said. A police source also told CNN on Friday night that the men had a previous affiliation with Smollett, but did not provide additional details.
Nancy’s tweet has since been deleted. Will she come out and apologize robustly, saying it was dumb of her to rush to judgement? If so, could she go ahead and list all the other things that were dumb of her?
Not likely. CNN’s response to its own (see the video below) — as well as much else of the Left’s — failure to take a “wait and see” attitude toward the story was to BLAME TRUMP SUPPORTERS. What better illustration of bias could there be? The media castigated conservatives for an unverified story, and now they shame the group they excoriated:
The giddiness among Trumpsters over the Smollett news is gross. This story is awful. He allegedly abused police resources, exploited raw divisions in this country, and made it harder for every victim of a hate crime to report. This is sad no matter your politics.
— S.E. Cupp (@secupp) February 17, 2019
She’s right — it is sad, no matter your politics.
"This is sad no matter your politics." https://t.co/DuqLVATWrb
— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) February 17, 2019
One twitterer had it right:
Trump supporters had zero involvement in this whole fiasco. Anti-trump created the plan. Anti-trump carried out the plan. Anti-trump pushed the media narrative. Anti-trump will not apologize. Anti-trump will say pro-trump deserve part of the blame.
— BadgerinFlorida (@BadgerinFlorida) February 17, 2019
And an irritated woman was on target:
What America should be doing is giving the media it’s anger in full . Smollett is a tool you used to look down, pass judgement and divide this country. Don’t try to pivot out of this SE. What media did was just as bad as the crime, hoax or not.
— IrritatedWoman™ (@irritatedwoman) February 17, 2019
Then there was this extremely good point:
Again. And they learned nothing since doing it to the Covington teens a few weeks prior. Except they hired Tom Hanks to lecture us all in a $5M dollar ad in the middle of the Super Bowl. Can’t imagine why we’d be giddy.
— The Smirking Hillbilly (@LauraLMonroe33) February 17, 2019
Perhaps more unfortunate than Pelosi’s post — not to mention the lack of her impending commensurate repentance — is the fact that it was liked by over 100,000 and spread via some 20,000 retweets.
Despite modern times’ incredible access to information, we survive as political animals in a cage built by a famous phrase: “A lie can travel halfway around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes.” As of late, the media and the Left have switched to velcro.
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