Only a week or two after they should have learned their lesson from the whole Covington Catholic fiasco in Washington, the mainstream media jumped headfirst into fantasyland when they learned of the MAGA thugs who attacked “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett on the streets of Chicago. How awful, they cried. What are we going to do about all of the anti-gay, anti-black hate that is emanating from this White House? We’re headed for a national apocalypse!
Who would have thought that this story would have turned out to be…well, not quite what it appeared to be at first.
Smollett, who made an appearance on “Good Morning America” this week to assure the liberal media that they were right to put their faith in him, is nonetheless suspected by Chicago Police of being less than honest with them about this supposed attack.
From ABC7 News:
Chicago police confirmed Thursday that detectives are talking to two persons of interest in connection with the alleged attack on “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett.
Multiple sources have told ABC7 Eyewitness News that police are investigating whether Smollett and the two men staged the attack allegedly because Smollett was being written off of “Empire.”
A source familiar with the investigation told the ABC7 I-Team that Smollett failed to appear for an interview with detectives earlier Thursday, but has since spoken with police.
Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson contacted ABC7 to say they are continuing to treat Smollett as a victim and the investigation remains ongoing.
Chicago police told ABC News, “Police are investigating whether the two individuals committed the attack – or whether the attack happened at all.”
In response to the new controversy, 20th Century Fox Television released a statement denying that Smollett was leaving the show. “The idea that Jussie Smollett has been, or would be, written off of EMPIRE is patently ridiculous. He remains a core player on this very successful series and we continue to stand behind him.”
We’ll see if they’re still singing that tune when Chicago Police bring charges against Smollett and his confederates for staging a hoax against right-wing America.