Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News
Tuesday, February 12, 2019

To quickly recap: Smollett, an openly gay actor and musician who stars in the Fox show, "Empire," recently claimed he was the victim of a horrific hate crime perpetuated by Trump-supporting thugs. Besides acting, Smollett is well known for being an outspoken critic of President Trump.



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I knew this sounded made up from day one.

No one is wearing a MAGA cap in Chicago. Plus, there's hardly any random physical harm coming to people just because of Trump.

Hell, people who watch Empire barely know who he is, how does he expect a white person who is as country as he's reporting know who he was, much less that he is gay. His story just doesnt make sense. No cameras caught this assault. No cameras caught anyone on the street with a MAGA hat on.

But I guess if there's not enough outrage in the news on racism, you just have to make up your own.

#1 | Posted by boaz at 2019-02-12 02:09 PM | Reply

The Chicago Police Department say security footage show the actor returning to his apartment still clutching the Subway sandwich he had bought before the incident, which many found surprising since he had just apparently undergone a horrific ordeal in which he "fought the --- back" against racist thugs. That his attackers happened to randomly run into him at 2 AM while carrying the perfect accessories for an anti-black hate crime -- bleach and a noose -- also struck many as odd, especially as a cold spell meant Chicago temperatures were well below zero that night.

I guess liberals like him just want to believe attacks like this happen somewhere, just not to him. So he made it happen to him.

Even in hard core KKK areas in the south, incidents like this dont happen.

#2 | Posted by boaz at 2019-02-12 02:13 PM | Reply

Let's just say it: it's a fake noose story.

#3 | Posted by sentinel at 2019-02-12 02:15 PM | Reply | Funny: 5

I don't know the guy. Never heard of him until the incident. I've also never watched the show he is on.

I'm sure he's faking, but even if he's caught faking redhanded, what will change? A guy I don't care about lied...big deal.
It won't stop other hoaxes and it won't teach the media any lessons either.

#4 | Posted by 101Chairborne at 2019-02-12 02:25 PM | Reply

A guy I don't care about lied...big deal.

I think he needs to pay a price, a big one. Screaming wolf like this hurts the entire civil rights justice movement. If we let this slide, anyone can bring up fantasy racist incidents to try to push the narrative that there are blatant incidents like this happening every where to blacks and gays, and it's just not true.

#5 | Posted by boaz at 2019-02-12 02:29 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

I hope he gets punished, but still, it won't stop it from happening in the future, nor would it stop people from still thinking he really was a victim.

#6 | Posted by 101Chairborne at 2019-02-12 02:49 PM | Reply

This is looking increasingly like a hoax.

#7 | Posted by JeffJ at 2019-02-13 01:05 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

He needs Al Sharpton!

#8 | Posted by MSgt at 2019-02-13 04:11 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

Yer source is bullcrap, Bozo.

An opinion piece form a crackpot rightwing site.

#9 | Posted by Angrydad at 2019-02-13 06:16 PM | Reply

And, as it turns out, this horse manure appears nowhere else.

You're scum, Bozo.

#10 | Posted by Angrydad at 2019-02-13 06:20 PM | Reply

Typical DemoKKKrat. Liar.

#11 | Posted by sawdust at 2019-02-13 06:22 PM | Reply

Why do African Americans have to pay taxes for police protection?

This happens more often than not, even African American reporters of crimes have been charged with same.

#12 | Posted by fresno500 at 2019-02-13 08:43 PM | Reply

I always skeptical of stories like this one. Maybe it turns out to be true. Maybe not. I still remember the so-called Nazi attack on Morton Downey Jr. all those years ago.

POSTED BY MODER8 AT 2019-01-30 04:20 PM | REPLY

Kind of as I suspected. Unfortunately. There is enough genuine racist hate-filled behavior by bigots out there without foisting hoaxes on us.

#13 | Posted by moder8 at 2019-02-14 03:00 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

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