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From the New York Times:

Jussie Smollett, Star of ‘Empire,’ Attacked in What Police Call a Possible Hate Crime

By Sopan Deb, Jan. 29, 2019

Jussie Smollett, one of the stars of the Fox television show “Empire,” was attacked in Chicago early Tuesday morning by two people who yelled racial and homophobic slurs and wrapped a rope around his neck, according to the police, who said they were investigating the incident as “a possible hate crime.”

Smollett, who is black and publicly came out as gay in 2015, was walking on a downtown street when two people approached him and yelled the slurs, according to a statement from the Chicago Police Department. The attackers then began hitting Smollett in the face and poured an “unknown chemical substance” on him.

One of the attackers also wrapped a rope around Smollett’s neck before the duo fled.

“Given the severity of the allegations, we are taking this investigation very seriously and treating it as a possible hate crime,” the police statement said. …

In a follow-up interview later in the morning, The Sun-Times reported, Smollett told the police that the attackers yelled “this is MAGA country,” a reference to President Trump’s campaign slogan.

The newspaper also reported that the F.B.I. was looking into a letter sent to Fox offices in Chicago last week that contained threatening language toward Smollett and a white powdery substance.

You know, it could have happened.

It didn’t get really cold in Chicago until about 6 am on Tuesday. It was a balmy 6 degrees in Chicago at 2 am, perfect weather for the marauding gangs of Trump voters who routinely roam the Loop hoping to recognize black gay actors from their favorite hip-hop soap operas to lynch.

Seriously, this one is so absurd-sounding … that I’m wondering if it might not be true. Perhaps this will be the one where everybody sensible finally begins to use the term “hate hoax” and then, voila, two white fraternity boys from Lake Forest in MAGA caps are arrested and confess that Smollett’s tale is the exact truth. And then the events become as famous as Emmett Till and 65 years from now we will be hearing about it over and over.

Remember, fools rush in …

Speaking of fools rushing in, leading Democrats stampeded to announce their complete confidence in the details of Smollett’s story.

Senator Kamasutra Harris’s Manchurian Candidate brainwashing clicked in as she tweeted:

https://twitter.com/SpeakerPelosi/status/1090439686504570885

You know, potential Presidential candidates, it’s not all that difficult to phrase a tweet to express concern and condolences and a burning desire for law enforcement to get to the bottom of this, without publicly committing yourself as a True Believer. In the above examples, Elizabeth Warren probably came closest to maintaining some dignity if this turns out to be another Hate Hoax.

So far, Beto O’Rourke hasn’t tweeted about Smollett but has tweeted in support of the five Houston cops who got hurt in a shootout with drug dealers:

Smollett’s Twitter account isn’t that interesting, other than he seems very busy promoting an album and music tour along with some charity work. But there was this:

And then there is this:

 
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  1. Those haters sure were well prepared with their ski masks, bleach, and nooses on them. Maybe they’re part of a kit they sell up there in MAGA country.

    • Agree: anon1
    • LOL: Hail
    • Replies: @Stan d Mute

    Those haters sure were well prepared with their ski masks, bleach, and nooses on them. Maybe they’re part of a kit they sell up there in MAGA country.
     
    Why yes, yes they are. The kits are usually found in the section of Walmart where one finds accouterments of labor such as tools or work garments, in other words carefully hidden from journalists, politicians, and negroes.

    I also have it on good authority that CPD is withholding certain facts in effort to weed out real suspects from cranks. For instance, the fact that he was raped on a broken glass windshield and a possible suspect name “Haven” are undisclosed.
    , @Bard of Bumperstickers
    Sofa King staged.
    , @Truth
    Yo Orenthal, read the last tweet and stop acting like a B.A.N!
    , @AnotherDad

    Those haters sure were well prepared with their ski masks, bleach, and nooses on them. Maybe they’re part of a kit they sell up there in MAGA country.
     
    A few miles on I-75
    I-74
    Jog around Indianapolis on 465
    I-65
    Chicago Skyway
    I-94
    Exit eastbound at Ohio

    < 300mi, < 5 hours from Covington Catholic HS.

    Have police questioned Nick Sandmann about his whereabouts Monday night?
    , @Pontius
    http://babysimpson.co.uk/info/lilbastard/5f23_1.jpg
  2. Smollett, who is black and publicly came out as gay in 2015, was walking on a downtown street when two people approached him and yelled the slurs, according to a statement from the Chicago Police Department. The attackers then began hitting Smollett in the face and poured an “unknown chemical substance” on him.

    One of the attackers also wrapped a rope around Smollett’s neck before the duo fled.

    The account I read said he was coming out of his apartment building.

    Maybe it’s real. Maybe it’s all bulls**t. Maybe he just forgot the safe word.

    • Replies: @WowJustWow
    Well, there was an erotic asphyxiation apparatus around his neck and bleachy-smelling fluid on his face... now I'm starting to wonder if he just woke up from a blackout and his subconscious filled in the gap in his memory with his most deep-seated fears.
    , @Hypnotoad666
    The story is beyond preposterous and 100% fake.

    But it's significant how all the Democrat presidential contenders fell all over themselves to credulously endorse the hoax.

    They have clearly calculated that the nomination will go yo the winner of an all-out race to out-stupid each other by appealing to the SJW base of the party.
  3. The streets of Chicago may be sub-freezing, but there’s something rotten about this story.

  4. Smollett told the police that the attackers yelled “this is MAGA country,”

    Not plausible.

    What is the punishment if it is proved that he is pulling a hoax?

    Who is Jussie Smollett? (What a name!)

    His mother is African-American. His father was Jewish (his family emigrated from Russia and Poland).

    Uh oh…

    • Replies: @J.Ross
    Check out the names of his siblings.
    , @Alfa158
    There is no punishment for hate hoaxes. There are only upsides for hate hoaxes, in this case free publicity. This is a person I had never even heard of until this story came out.
    , @Twinkie

    His mother is African-American. His father was Jewish
     
    And homosexual too?

    He is THE personification of the high-low coalition.
    , @Anon
    It would be nice if some farceur went to a prominent monument that could not be ignored by the media and spray painted swastikas and slogans like "Cancel the Jew Smollett." Turn it into an anti-Semitic story. That way, it gets even better when the two black perps (assuming it's a complete fabrication) are caught.
    , @Dr. X
    Jussie who??? Whozzat... Injun with a drum or somethin'? Never heard of 'im.

    You'll have to clue me in when I get back from the rifle range. Busy today.

    MAGA! Trump 2020!

    , @Slack Jawed Yokel
    Mary Poppins is blacker than this hysterical gaywad.
    , @Anon
    Why am I not surprised?
    , @Ragno
    Oh for Christ's sake! He's gay, he's black, he happens to be promoting a one-man show by sheerest coincidence, he conveniently gets "attacked" by MAGA-hat kids after posting a particularly deranged series of anti-Trump tweets, and now we learn he comes complete with the ultimate get-out-of-jail free: he's a Jew. Since Pop can't be a native elder banging a drum, can he at least be the Rebbe of Chelm?

    As for all the political bottom-feeders elbowing each other out of the way to endorse his story online: Jesus.....these people really want to scrub every last bit of Covington Fuckup off them, don't they? The only people following this fantasy who aren't thinking complete and utter horseshit! are actors, journalists and politicians....and even they're hip to what's actually going on here.

  5. I suspect that the “white male in his 40s” who shot that 7-year-old kid in Texas teamed up with Haven Monahan to commit this outrageous hate crime.

  6. UK Daily Mail is a fairly good barometer and the top comments (look at the best category) are skeptical. The DM comments are 65-35 saying fake hate crime.

  7. >white people who know who Jussie Smollett is
    >white people who watch Empire
    >Trump supporters who are moved to violence by a gay black because there’s no mestizos they’re more worried about or anything
    >white people just kind of hanging out in Chicongo at two in the morning at a record-breaking time when the Windy City is verified to be colder than Antarctica
    Ehhhh, needs a horse who can count and a plucky street urchin type.

    • Agree: Hail
  8. At vdare.com Michelle Malkin has further questioned the validity of this purported hate crime.

  9. It looks like the “white male” who murdered the 7-year-old girl in Texas teamed up with Haven Monahan to commit this hate crime.

    • Replies: @rufus
    Dont tempt sailer into an anthology... hes hinted at this but has other priorities. Hopefully for some one else. Mine would be too polemical. Slandering whites by mongrel is no joke to me.
  10. How old is that NYT article? Chicago police have already disputed parts of the later version.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    Given the headliners that are promoting this blood libel, are Chicago police under any pressure to not pour cold water on it too soon?
  11. Per Booker, if lynching isn’t already a federal hate crime, is it just a misdemeanour?

    • Replies: @Redneck farmer
    I think they passed the Anti-Lynching law before Sen. Booker was born, so that's why he doesn't know about it.
  12. @Hail

    Smollett told the police that the attackers yelled “this is MAGA country,”
     
    Not plausible.

    What is the punishment if it is proved that he is pulling a hoax?

    Who is Jussie Smollett? (What a name!)
    https://consequenceofsound.files.wordpress.com/2019/01/jussie-smollett.png

    His mother is African-American. His father was Jewish (his family emigrated from Russia and Poland).
     
    Uh oh...

    Check out the names of his siblings.

    • Replies: @Ripple Earthdevil
    Plain old Jake is the odd man out in that family.
    , @Hail
    For the record:

    Jake, Jocqui, Jojo, Jurnee, and Jazz
     
    While Jake is almost certainly a male, the rest present a fun little game possibility:

    Using only the names given, guess which are brothers and which are sisters, justifying your answer for each.

  13. • Replies: @AndrewR
    At least she used "whom" where it was warranted. I see prominent Democrats talking about "respecting people no matter who they love" way too much.

    Yuck.

    I get that "whom" has largely died out in colloquial speech, but one would expect state-level and federal-level politicians to at least try to adhere to grammatical conventions they learned in grade school, especially in written form.
  14. Fading faded going going gone looks Kamala-Willie is making a bad bet here. Not that the mass mewling media will call her out on this overwrought gaye fakery as events unfold.

  15. Caramel Harris: “I’m praying for his quick recovery.”

    Did she address her prayers to Vishnu, or to Jah?

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    Did she address her prayers to Vishnu, or to Jah?
     
    Nah, she's assimilated. In California, it's Baal.
  16. @Hail

    Smollett told the police that the attackers yelled “this is MAGA country,”
     
    Not plausible.

    What is the punishment if it is proved that he is pulling a hoax?

    Who is Jussie Smollett? (What a name!)
    https://consequenceofsound.files.wordpress.com/2019/01/jussie-smollett.png

    His mother is African-American. His father was Jewish (his family emigrated from Russia and Poland).
     
    Uh oh...

    There is no punishment for hate hoaxes. There are only upsides for hate hoaxes, in this case free publicity. This is a person I had never even heard of until this story came out.

    • Replies: @Hail

    There are only upsides for hate hoaxes, in this case free publicity
     
    There are, I presume, still slots available for Special Guests of the Democratic Party at the 2019 State of the Union speech.
  17. Jussie Smollett = Molest? Just lies.

    [email protected] is one of the kindest, most gentle human beings I know.

    She’s got to get out more, then.

    The vicious attack on actor Jussie Smollett was an attempted modern-day lynching.

    How feasible is lynching in today’s Chicago? How nearby are trees? How usable are the streetlamps for this purpose?

    It was a balmy 6 degrees in Chicago at 2 am, perfect weather for the marauding gangs of Trump voters who routinely roam the Loop…

    They had to act soon. It’s sixteen degrees colder at the moment in the Loop, with a windchill of -35°F.

    That’s downright toasty compared to here, a few hundred miles to the northwest. It’s seventeen degrees colder than that, with a windchill of -53°F. I had to return a book to the library drop and pick up the mail from a common boxpost, taking my glove off to do so. To avoid a ten-cent fine and retrieve a postcard ad. Gotta do what ya gotta do…

    Barney the Polar Vortex is sitting on our collective face.

    The local U-Haul franchise taunts us with a Hawaii trailer out front. For some reason, one of the three or four others on the lot is for Baffin Island.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    It's three degrees warmer in Alert, Nunavut, the northernmost settlement in the world. And far less windy. Lucky them!


    https://i.pinimg.com/originals/cb/4b/89/cb4b89b5400c18eeb2857e163bafb2cf.jpg


    https://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2017/02/09/12/3CEC1E6100000578-4207688-image-a-10_1486644727023.jpg


    Four months of darkness a year, temperatures that freeze eyeballs and the nearest town is 340 miles away: Inside the most northerly settlement in the world
    , @Lot
    "It’s seventeen degrees colder than that, with a windchill of -53°F"

    That's 112 degress colder than my current temperature, a slightly chilly 59. I might have to shut my windows tonight.
    , @Lot
    When I was a kid and lived up there I remember not being able to tell the difference after about 15 degrees. 40 and 55 feel quite different. 0 and 15 about the same.
    , @reactionry
    "Star" of Post-Soviet "Empire"?
    Or: Subarctic Oblast From The Past?

    Btw, thank you for your funny and informative reply to my Istanbul/Constantinople post. I had no idea that the song was a hit in 19*53*. The temperature here in Minnesota as per the phone app is -25 Fahrenheit so it's possible that the windchill here might match yours of -*53* degrees. -trying to remember if anything important happened, oh, say, about five hundred years prior to 1953. Maybe it'll come to me later - nah, it's probably "nobody's business but the Turks" anyway.

    [whoa - that was like *kozmik*, man]

    Where did you get that map? One city is striking in its absence. There is no good reason not to suspect that the "agency" of the so-called "Jussie Smollett" (that name can't be real) is that of a Black Russian (a Hot Toddy seems like a better idea now) agent pulling off a hoax for those all-powerful, election-meddling Evil-Dewar's - and that his easy-to-remember code-name is, of course, "Smolensk."

    , @SMK
    A "lynching," as defined by Harris and Booker, is any act of white-on-black violence, all of which are motivated by "hate," "bigotry," "racism," and usually "white supremacy." The Knoxville horror and Wichita massacre and similar atrocities committed by blacks against whites aren't "lynchings" motivated by hatred. As long as the media is controlled by leftists, with the partial exception of Fox News, and blacks are depicted as sacred victims, "fake hate-crimes" against blacks will induce far more outrage and hysteria than all the real hate crimes that blacks commit against whites put together. Almost everyone in Chicago now knows about Jussie and the hate crime committed against him, whether true or false or a mix of both, but how many people in Chicago and the nation as a whole know what about the atrocities of the Carr Brother and Lemaricus Davidson and the Knoxville savages? 1-2 percent? Or even less?
  18. Suggested headline: fake noose?

    • LOL: midtown
    • Replies: @Pericles
    Lol!
  19. @Alfa158
    There is no punishment for hate hoaxes. There are only upsides for hate hoaxes, in this case free publicity. This is a person I had never even heard of until this story came out.

    There are only upsides for hate hoaxes, in this case free publicity

    There are, I presume, still slots available for Special Guests of the Democratic Party at the 2019 State of the Union speech.

    • Replies: @Clyde

    There are, I presume, still slots available for Special Guests of the Democratic Party at the 2019 State of the Union speech.
     
    You cynic, you.
  20. I don’t think a gay black actor would do anything dramatic and attention seeking like stage a MAGA hatecrime when his Tina connection beats him up at 2 am.

    “Hey, buddy, it’s 2 am and 6 degrees outside. What say I go and get us some sandwiches?”

    • LOL: AndrewR
    • Replies: @Ancient Briton
    Gay black actor AKA noir drama queen
  21. @Reg Cæsar
    Jussie Smollett = Molest? Just lies.

    [email protected] is one of the kindest, most gentle human beings I know.
     
    She's got to get out more, then.

    The vicious attack on actor Jussie Smollett was an attempted modern-day lynching.
     
    How feasible is lynching in today's Chicago? How nearby are trees? How usable are the streetlamps for this purpose?

    It was a balmy 6 degrees in Chicago at 2 am, perfect weather for the marauding gangs of Trump voters who routinely roam the Loop...
     
    They had to act soon. It's sixteen degrees colder at the moment in the Loop, with a windchill of -35°F.

    That's downright toasty compared to here, a few hundred miles to the northwest. It's seventeen degrees colder than that, with a windchill of -53°F. I had to return a book to the library drop and pick up the mail from a common boxpost, taking my glove off to do so. To avoid a ten-cent fine and retrieve a postcard ad. Gotta do what ya gotta do...

    Barney the Polar Vortex is sitting on our collective face.


    The local U-Haul franchise taunts us with a Hawaii trailer out front. For some reason, one of the three or four others on the lot is for Baffin Island.

    It’s three degrees warmer in Alert, Nunavut, the northernmost settlement in the world. And far less windy. Lucky them!

    Four months of darkness a year, temperatures that freeze eyeballs and the nearest town is 340 miles away: Inside the most northerly settlement in the world

  22. @Hail

    There are only upsides for hate hoaxes, in this case free publicity
     
    There are, I presume, still slots available for Special Guests of the Democratic Party at the 2019 State of the Union speech.

    There are, I presume, still slots available for Special Guests of the Democratic Party at the 2019 State of the Union speech.

    You cynic, you.

  23. Who will eat crow in public if this tale turns out to be 100% FAKE NEWS?

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar

    Who will eat crow in public if this tale turns out to be 100% FAKE NEWS?
     
    Better yet, who will eat Corvinus?
    , @J.Ross
    Nobody, years later it will be presented as fact, and anti-lynching legislation will be passed because of it.
    , @Twinkie

    Who will eat crow in public if this tale turns out to be 100% FAKE NEWS?
     
    No one.
    , @Gunner
    It’s not like any of the leftard late night hosts will make fun of Democrat gullibility. Hell, they are probably tweeting about it too.
    , @Forbes
    Turns out? The first reports came across as 90% fake news. Some incident occurred, so he reported "his story" using "his voice" telling "his truth" about "his reality."

    That he's an attention-seeking narcissist, is mere coincidence. He's a victim of his own self-gratifications.
    , @Truth
    You will, but only because you're Hungarian and it's part of you dietary upbringing.
  24. @The Germ Theory of Disease
    Caramel Harris: "I'm praying for his quick recovery."

    Did she address her prayers to Vishnu, or to Jah?

    Did she address her prayers to Vishnu, or to Jah?

    Nah, she’s assimilated. In California, it’s Baal.

  25. CONFIRMED: CHICAGO WHITE BOYS BE OFF THE CHAIN
    https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/danny-solis-fbi-investigation-alderman-city-council-wiretap/
    Retiring Ald. Danny Solis (25th) received sex acts, Viagra, free weekend use of an Indiana farm once owned by Oprah Winfrey and a steady stream of campaign contributions in exchange for shepherding official City Council actions, according to allegations in a federal court affidavit obtained by the Chicago Sun-Times.

    The allegations are contained in an explosive search warrant application that helps explain why Solis, the powerful chairman of the City Council’s Zoning Committee, agreed to spend more than two years cooperating in a federal investigation during which he is known to have secretly recorded at least a dozen conversations with Ald. Edward M. Burke (14th), the former chairman of the City Council’s Finance Committee.

    Although no charges have been filed publicly against Solis, the 2016 affidavit lays out in detail a federal corruption case against the veteran alderman, who was one of the closest City Council allies of Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Emanuel’s predecessor, Richard M. Daley.

    It also alleges that among the people recorded as part of the Solis investigation was Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan, D-Chicago, the longest-serving state House speaker in the country.

    • Replies: @Almost Missouri
    Best parts of the story:

    1. Solis learns to his dismay that "the Affordable Care Act had made it more difficult to get Viagra". Who says our elite don't feel the pain the of the laws they inflict on us?

    2. Turns out Solis is a closet HBD-er. He inquires about the ethnicity of the (probably enslaved) sex workers at the massage parlor he will visit and learns they are Asian.

    “Oh good. Good, good, good. I like Asian”
     
    Maybe he is just reaching back in historical desire to his pre-Bering Strait ancestors.
  26. @Billy Corr
    Who will eat crow in public if this tale turns out to be 100% FAKE NEWS?

    Who will eat crow in public if this tale turns out to be 100% FAKE NEWS?

    Better yet, who will eat Corvinus?

    • LOL: Redneck farmer
    • Replies: @ben tillman
    Better change that to "Corvinum" before AndrewR sees it.
    , @Charles Erwin Wilson 3
    ROTFL after I spewed my soda pop!
  27. @Billy Corr
    Who will eat crow in public if this tale turns out to be 100% FAKE NEWS?

    Nobody, years later it will be presented as fact, and anti-lynching legislation will be passed because of it.

    • Replies: @bomag
    Yes; it is all about the seriousness of the charge; the point being is that there may be people out there who would do this, so we must act.
  28. @Hail

    Smollett told the police that the attackers yelled “this is MAGA country,”
     
    Not plausible.

    What is the punishment if it is proved that he is pulling a hoax?

    Who is Jussie Smollett? (What a name!)
    https://consequenceofsound.files.wordpress.com/2019/01/jussie-smollett.png

    His mother is African-American. His father was Jewish (his family emigrated from Russia and Poland).
     
    Uh oh...

    His mother is African-American. His father was Jewish

    And homosexual too?

    He is THE personification of the high-low coalition.

    • Replies: @Ravelin
    Or, rather, the down-low coalition.
    , @Jake
    Because his mother is not Jewish, he is not automatically Jewish. Because of that Jewish bigotry, he must hate white Gentiles all the more.
  29. Yawn…another Hate Hoax.

    Doubleplustrue if whats-his-name says the attackers were smirking.

    • Replies: @Harry Baldwin
    We need to know what was burned into his hippocampus.
  30. @Billy Corr
    Who will eat crow in public if this tale turns out to be 100% FAKE NEWS?

    Who will eat crow in public if this tale turns out to be 100% FAKE NEWS?

    No one.

  31. It does sound very suspect but at the same time I don’t think a successful actor would fake this just for the Democrat bonus points or whatever.

    I think this was some kind of drug deal gone wrong or something of the sort and this is a cover up. Or he assaulted someone and this is what his lawyers told him to say in case that person presses charges. Definitely not buying the story being told right now.

    • Replies: @rufus
    thanks detective.. what are your other views ?
    , @ben tillman
    It's a publicity stunt. He previously claimed threats.
  32. Just before black month.

    Never mind most racial violence is black on white. And blacks are most violent toward homos.

    • Replies: @rufus
    yes, blax do not like homosexuals... youre claiming now they whacked him ?
  33. @Reg Cæsar
    Jussie Smollett = Molest? Just lies.

    [email protected] is one of the kindest, most gentle human beings I know.
     
    She's got to get out more, then.

    The vicious attack on actor Jussie Smollett was an attempted modern-day lynching.
     
    How feasible is lynching in today's Chicago? How nearby are trees? How usable are the streetlamps for this purpose?

    It was a balmy 6 degrees in Chicago at 2 am, perfect weather for the marauding gangs of Trump voters who routinely roam the Loop...
     
    They had to act soon. It's sixteen degrees colder at the moment in the Loop, with a windchill of -35°F.

    That's downright toasty compared to here, a few hundred miles to the northwest. It's seventeen degrees colder than that, with a windchill of -53°F. I had to return a book to the library drop and pick up the mail from a common boxpost, taking my glove off to do so. To avoid a ten-cent fine and retrieve a postcard ad. Gotta do what ya gotta do...

    Barney the Polar Vortex is sitting on our collective face.


    The local U-Haul franchise taunts us with a Hawaii trailer out front. For some reason, one of the three or four others on the lot is for Baffin Island.

    “It’s seventeen degrees colder than that, with a windchill of -53°F”

    That’s 112 degress colder than my current temperature, a slightly chilly 59. I might have to shut my windows tonight.

    • Replies: @rufus
    who asked u ?
    , @M. Hartley
    Oy, always with the bragging, you.
  34. @Twinkie

    His mother is African-American. His father was Jewish
     
    And homosexual too?

    He is THE personification of the high-low coalition.

    Or, rather, the down-low coalition.

  35. @Mr. Anon

    Smollett, who is black and publicly came out as gay in 2015, was walking on a downtown street when two people approached him and yelled the slurs, according to a statement from the Chicago Police Department. The attackers then began hitting Smollett in the face and poured an “unknown chemical substance” on him.

    One of the attackers also wrapped a rope around Smollett’s neck before the duo fled.
     
    The account I read said he was coming out of his apartment building.

    Maybe it's real. Maybe it's all bulls**t. Maybe he just forgot the safe word.

    Well, there was an erotic asphyxiation apparatus around his neck and bleachy-smelling fluid on his face… now I’m starting to wonder if he just woke up from a blackout and his subconscious filled in the gap in his memory with his most deep-seated fears.

    • Agree: Harry Baldwin
  36. @J.Ross
    How old is that NYT article? Chicago police have already disputed parts of the later version.

    Given the headliners that are promoting this blood libel, are Chicago police under any pressure to not pour cold water on it too soon?

  37. @Reg Cæsar
    Jussie Smollett = Molest? Just lies.

    [email protected] is one of the kindest, most gentle human beings I know.
     
    She's got to get out more, then.

    The vicious attack on actor Jussie Smollett was an attempted modern-day lynching.
     
    How feasible is lynching in today's Chicago? How nearby are trees? How usable are the streetlamps for this purpose?

    It was a balmy 6 degrees in Chicago at 2 am, perfect weather for the marauding gangs of Trump voters who routinely roam the Loop...
     
    They had to act soon. It's sixteen degrees colder at the moment in the Loop, with a windchill of -35°F.

    That's downright toasty compared to here, a few hundred miles to the northwest. It's seventeen degrees colder than that, with a windchill of -53°F. I had to return a book to the library drop and pick up the mail from a common boxpost, taking my glove off to do so. To avoid a ten-cent fine and retrieve a postcard ad. Gotta do what ya gotta do...

    Barney the Polar Vortex is sitting on our collective face.


    The local U-Haul franchise taunts us with a Hawaii trailer out front. For some reason, one of the three or four others on the lot is for Baffin Island.

    When I was a kid and lived up there I remember not being able to tell the difference after about 15 degrees. 40 and 55 feel quite different. 0 and 15 about the same.

    • Replies: @rufus
    ..... 40 and 50

    bish its like 10 below rite now ? farenheit is not linear. actually working in our favor right now
  38. Are Ed Buck’s whereabouts accounted for?

  39. Am I reading satire ?

  40. @Lot
    "It’s seventeen degrees colder than that, with a windchill of -53°F"

    That's 112 degress colder than my current temperature, a slightly chilly 59. I might have to shut my windows tonight.

    who asked u ?

    • Troll: jim jones
  41. @Reg Cæsar
    Jussie Smollett = Molest? Just lies.

    [email protected] is one of the kindest, most gentle human beings I know.
     
    She's got to get out more, then.

    The vicious attack on actor Jussie Smollett was an attempted modern-day lynching.
     
    How feasible is lynching in today's Chicago? How nearby are trees? How usable are the streetlamps for this purpose?

    It was a balmy 6 degrees in Chicago at 2 am, perfect weather for the marauding gangs of Trump voters who routinely roam the Loop...
     
    They had to act soon. It's sixteen degrees colder at the moment in the Loop, with a windchill of -35°F.

    That's downright toasty compared to here, a few hundred miles to the northwest. It's seventeen degrees colder than that, with a windchill of -53°F. I had to return a book to the library drop and pick up the mail from a common boxpost, taking my glove off to do so. To avoid a ten-cent fine and retrieve a postcard ad. Gotta do what ya gotta do...

    Barney the Polar Vortex is sitting on our collective face.


    The local U-Haul franchise taunts us with a Hawaii trailer out front. For some reason, one of the three or four others on the lot is for Baffin Island.

    “Star” of Post-Soviet “Empire”?
    Or: Subarctic Oblast From The Past?

    Btw, thank you for your funny and informative reply to my Istanbul/Constantinople post. I had no idea that the song was a hit in 19*53*. The temperature here in Minnesota as per the phone app is -25 Fahrenheit so it’s possible that the windchill here might match yours of -*53* degrees. -trying to remember if anything important happened, oh, say, about five hundred years prior to 1953. Maybe it’ll come to me later – nah, it’s probably “nobody’s business but the Turks” anyway.

    [whoa – that was like *kozmik*, man]

    Where did you get that map? One city is striking in its absence. There is no good reason not to suspect that the “agency” of the so-called “Jussie Smollett” (that name can’t be real) is that of a Black Russian (a Hot Toddy seems like a better idea now) agent pulling off a hoax for those all-powerful, election-meddling Evil-Dewar’s – and that his easy-to-remember code-name is, of course, “Smolensk.”

  42. Anon[343] • Disclaimer says:

    Maybe the whole thing is a cover-up for a skin whitening screwup. If he didn’t read the instructions on the jar of Vantax Whitening Cream closely, he might have been left with Michael Jackson style blotchiness. How better to explain it than, “Racists threw bleach on my face!” Then add a MAGA reference, fresh in his mind after the MAGA teens meet Indian elder incident. Then pull the chord out of his hoodie, wrap it around his neck, and call the cops.

    • Replies: @J.Ross
    I believe this. A skin-clearing accident adds the final craziness and it's exactly what up and coming blacks do.
  43. @Richard of Melbourne
    It looks like the "white male" who murdered the 7-year-old girl in Texas teamed up with Haven Monahan to commit this hate crime.

    Dont tempt sailer into an anthology… hes hinted at this but has other priorities. Hopefully for some one else. Mine would be too polemical. Slandering whites by mongrel is no joke to me.

  44. @TheMediumIsTheMassage
    It does sound very suspect but at the same time I don't think a successful actor would fake this just for the Democrat bonus points or whatever.

    I think this was some kind of drug deal gone wrong or something of the sort and this is a cover up. Or he assaulted someone and this is what his lawyers told him to say in case that person presses charges. Definitely not buying the story being told right now.

    thanks detective.. what are your other views ?

  45. @Anon
    Just before black month.

    Never mind most racial violence is black on white. And blacks are most violent toward homos.

    yes, blax do not like homosexuals… youre claiming now they whacked him ?

  46. an attempted modern day lynching

    an attempted modern-day lynching

    Harris’s and Booker’s staff don’t deviate enough from the talking points memo. Make it too obvious.

  47. @Lot
    When I was a kid and lived up there I remember not being able to tell the difference after about 15 degrees. 40 and 55 feel quite different. 0 and 15 about the same.

    ….. 40 and 50

    bish its like 10 below rite now ? farenheit is not linear. actually working in our favor right now

  48. Lol @ “Kamasutra Harris”.

    • Replies: @rufus
    ... you now mocking women of poc ?
  49. Let’s see.

    1. The Smirk of Sauron
    2. Steve King misquote
    3. Coal Miner’s Slaughter (not as national, but still)
    4. And now, another roving MAGA lynch mob

    I think I’m leaving somethings out… ah, the Racist Red Truck Child Murderer.

    These hysterics are going to accumulate. They’re turning up the heat early with this stuff. Will they exhaust themselves too soon?

    Will this end up hurting or helping Trump? His numbers are not looking good, and Kamala Harris is likely to knock out the competition- she’s got the core Black Lady demo down better than anyone, wisely using her sorority connections, is younger too. She may turn off some black men, but still. They are really motivated to get rid of Trump, so I think turn out will be very, very high; even the dead will come out for 2020.

    • Replies: @Almost Missouri

    "They’re turning up the heat early with this stuff. Will they exhaust themselves too soon?"
     
    Ha. If only. This is the thin end of the wedge. It is never going to tail off. This is their #1 modus operandi from here to eternity. And the media, entertainment, tech, and academic behemoths back it to the hilt.
  50. Chicago Tribune says cops reviewed hundreds of hours of public and private surveillance video and turned up zip.

    Investigations like this cost a lot of money. Who pays if it turns out to be fake? Will there be criminal charges?

    • Replies: @Jake
    The sins of the Numinous Negro are non-existent, but when they occur, they must be paid the deplorable white trash.
    , @The preferred nomenclature is...
    That’s the thing about the surveillance state we live in. It is hard to get away with crime, which is what this homo jew black is committing.

    "Criminal charges"
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=v7acD4q0lp0
    , @Barnard
    The Chicago PD already knows it is fake or else they would have released a description of the attackers. You can view the location of where Smollett claims the attack happened on Google Street View. There are multiple businesses, including two banks, that are going to have security camera footage that would cover the sidewalk for that entire block. The question they are stuck with now, is do they press Smollett to tell them the truth or just wait for the news cycle to move on and for the case to go away.
  51. @Ozymandias
    Those haters sure were well prepared with their ski masks, bleach, and nooses on them. Maybe they're part of a kit they sell up there in MAGA country.

    Those haters sure were well prepared with their ski masks, bleach, and nooses on them. Maybe they’re part of a kit they sell up there in MAGA country.

    Why yes, yes they are. The kits are usually found in the section of Walmart where one finds accouterments of labor such as tools or work garments, in other words carefully hidden from journalists, politicians, and negroes.

    I also have it on good authority that CPD is withholding certain facts in effort to weed out real suspects from cranks. For instance, the fact that he was raped on a broken glass windshield and a possible suspect name “Haven” are undisclosed.

    • Replies: @snorlax
    Are you impugning the superhuman work ethic of America's journalists, who put their lives on the line every day to deliver us our most valuable public service?
  52. Smollett’s Twitter account isn’t that interesting

    No?

    • Replies: @Hail
    Signs point to:

    - Mentally unstable;

    - Overuse of stererotypical Black-seeming speech further suggests Am I Black Enough concerns have long swirled around his half-Jewish mind.
  53. I’m from Chicago, and it sounds like an exaggeration, but I was literally laughing myself to tears when I read the first accounts of this story. I’m sure the cops know the MAGA/White supremacist storyline is total bullshit, but they have to walk on eggshells pretending to investigate it as a hate crime because, well, you know… that’s the demented world we’re living in now.

    • Replies: @Mike Zwick
    I know! Chicago is MAGA ? Obama AND Hillary both came from Chicago.
    , @Olorin
    I thought Chicago was famous for taking police records of crimes then clearing them without investigating them so that that mayor who's the son of that literal Israeli terrorist (Irgun member) can crow about how Chicago's crime rate is down?

    The present kerfuffle sounds like the Bizarro World mirror version of that world. Instead of blacks doing actual crimes, that the city lies about, whites are blamed for crimes they never committed.

    https://www.chicagomag.com/Chicago-Magazine/May-2014/Chicago-crime-rates/

    http://archive.is/lhznG
  54. @Anonymous
    https://twitter.com/SpeakerPelosi/status/1090439686504570885

    At least she used “whom” where it was warranted. I see prominent Democrats talking about “respecting people no matter who they love” way too much.

    Yuck.

    I get that “whom” has largely died out in colloquial speech, but one would expect state-level and federal-level politicians to at least try to adhere to grammatical conventions they learned in grade school, especially in written form.

    • Replies: @Mr. Anon

    At least she used “whom” where it was warranted.
     
    Or she garbled it when her dentures slipped.
    , @ben tillman
    Some retard in the US Senate claimed that Trump was "literally petrified" a few weeks back.
  55. Is there some sort of hate hoax tracker?

    This would be one of the most notorious ones yet, no?

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    "Hate hoax" is a fun term, but it lacks moral weight. It fails to highlight the most terrible consequence of these lies: the defamation of an innocent population.
  56. @Dave Pinsen
    Lol @ “Kamasutra Harris”.

    … you now mocking women of poc ?

  57. @Lot
    "It’s seventeen degrees colder than that, with a windchill of -53°F"

    That's 112 degress colder than my current temperature, a slightly chilly 59. I might have to shut my windows tonight.

    Oy, always with the bragging, you.

  58. @J.Ross
    Nobody, years later it will be presented as fact, and anti-lynching legislation will be passed because of it.

    Yes; it is all about the seriousness of the charge; the point being is that there may be people out there who would do this, so we must act.

    • Replies: @Hail
    While it was unclear in Orwell's Two-Minute Hate whether Emmanuel Goldstein actually existed somewhere out there, there's no denying he may have existed.
  59. I’m old enough to recall a time when I would have been shocked to see so many prominent Democrats lining up to virtue signal about this almost-certainly fictitious allegation.

    I’m most disappointed in Bernie, although we have known since at least the Seattle incident that he is a total coward terrified to say (or not say) anything that might upset some SJWs.

    Would it really have been so difficult for one of them to at least subtly acknowledge that these allegations might not be true? The fact that they all swallowed this story hook, line and sinker does not bode well for our country’s future.

    • Replies: @Almost Missouri
    One of the clarifying benefits of these Fools-Rush-In episodes is that the masks slip from the faces of our erstwhile leading apostles of Tolerance, Diversity and Inclusion, and we get to see how they really feel.

    Pelosi:


    "affront to our humanity... May we all commit to ending this..."
     
    (Okay Madam Final Solution.)

    Sanders:


    "...We must come together to eradicate all forms..."
     
    (A lot of mandatory "coming together" with this generation. It's like everything within the state, nothing outside the state, nothing against the state: it's Fascism, the Beatles Edition.)

    Warren:


    "...have no place in this country..."
     
    (In other news, she apparently finally accepts that 1023/1024s of her family does have a place in this country.)

    Biden:


    "...must never be tolerated in this country ... we no longer give this safe harbor ... have no place on our streets or in our hearts..."
     
    (But every grifter and criminal from South of the border most definitely gets safe harbor here in perpetuity, and you better feel it in your heart too!)

    Whew! What a bunch of haters!


    "... commit to ending ... eradicate ... have no place in this country ... must never be tolerated in this country ... no safe harbor ... have no place on our streets or in our hearts ..."
     
    Guys, your hatred and intolerance is intolerable! Unacceptable! Sounds like you're badly in need of some mandatory diversity and inclusion training.
  60. • Replies: @densa
    More than a dozen police detectives, some specializing in hate crimes, are working the case.

    Because there's nothing more important than another pretext for the Dems to accuse 62 million voters of hate.

    Note that he didn't include the MAGA detail that night but embroidered it the next day. This is tedious. They don't wait for evidence or even hedge by saying 'alleged'. Now not only must all women be believed, but any accusation against Whitey is presumed true. Prove it didn't happened.
  61. “Elizabeth Warren probably came closest to maintaining some dignity if this turns out to be another Hate Hoax.” Well, she probably has much the highest IQ of that sorry pack. Even if she is nineteen twentieths Cherokee.

  62. Anon[129] • Disclaimer says:
    @Hail

    Smollett told the police that the attackers yelled “this is MAGA country,”
     
    Not plausible.

    What is the punishment if it is proved that he is pulling a hoax?

    Who is Jussie Smollett? (What a name!)
    https://consequenceofsound.files.wordpress.com/2019/01/jussie-smollett.png

    His mother is African-American. His father was Jewish (his family emigrated from Russia and Poland).
     
    Uh oh...

    It would be nice if some farceur went to a prominent monument that could not be ignored by the media and spray painted swastikas and slogans like “Cancel the Jew Smollett.” Turn it into an anti-Semitic story. That way, it gets even better when the two black perps (assuming it’s a complete fabrication) are caught.

  63. @Henry's Cat
    Per Booker, if lynching isn't already a federal hate crime, is it just a misdemeanour?

    I think they passed the Anti-Lynching law before Sen. Booker was born, so that’s why he doesn’t know about it.

  64. @Henry's Cat
    Suggested headline: fake noose?

    Lol!

  65. One of the attackers also wrapped a rope around Smollett’s neck before the duo fled…
    Smollett went to an apartment after the attack, and his manager called the police. When officers arrived, a “thin, light rope” was still around Smollett’s neck…

    “attempted modern day lynching”

    Yes, because who can forget the awful history of racist racists putting thin, light ropes around the necks of black folk and then running away…

  66. the attackers yelled “this is MAGA country”

    Does anyone know if city folks or Chicagoans talk like that?

    • Replies: @mmack
    You’re right, it is a hoax. A REAL Chicagoan would yell “Dis is MAGA Country, over by dere!”
    , @anonymous
    They don't and I live in Chicago. That's one reason it sounds so preposterous to me. Total BS.
  67. Elizabeth Warren’s tweet, yesterday:

    “No one should have to live in fear of being beaten on the street because of who they are….”

    Elizabeth Warren’s tweet that never went out June 14, 2017:

    “No Republican Congressman should have to live in fear of being gunned down in a park by a disgruntled Democrat.”

    • Replies: @Harry Baldwin
    No Republican senator should have to live in fear that he'll be beaten while mowing his lawn because of who he is.
  68. anonymous[478] • Disclaimer says:

    This is so transparently fake that it’s surprising that he would attempt it. “This is MAGA country”, ho boy how good can it get? When it’s shown to be a hoax what will they do to this person for filing a false police report? He’ll probably be lauded for attempting to call attention to the evils of our society and yada yada. He seems rather dumb though for trying to sell something so hokey.

  69. Tawana Brawley couldn’t be reached for comment.

  70. Underneath the black ski masks the attackers were smirking. It’s time to pass laws against smirking!

  71. @Ozymandias
    Those haters sure were well prepared with their ski masks, bleach, and nooses on them. Maybe they're part of a kit they sell up there in MAGA country.

    Sofa King staged.

  72. “So far, Beto O’Rourke hasn’t tweeted about Smollett but has tweeted in support of the five Houston cops who got hurt in a shootout with drug dealers:”

    That likely kills his future as a Democrat.

    Unless the drug dealers were white and the cops a rainbow of black, Jew, Asian, Hispanic, and gay.

  73. @Anon
    Chicago Tribune says cops reviewed hundreds of hours of public and private surveillance video and turned up zip.

    Investigations like this cost a lot of money. Who pays if it turns out to be fake? Will there be criminal charges?

    The sins of the Numinous Negro are non-existent, but when they occur, they must be paid the deplorable white trash.

  74. @Twinkie

    His mother is African-American. His father was Jewish
     
    And homosexual too?

    He is THE personification of the high-low coalition.

    Because his mother is not Jewish, he is not automatically Jewish. Because of that Jewish bigotry, he must hate white Gentiles all the more.

    • Replies: @J.Ross
    The exact principle of the social climbing Angry Mullatos and the second generation Muslims: ambiguity resolved with self-righteousness.
  75. @PhDPepper
    Let's see.

    1. The Smirk of Sauron
    2. Steve King misquote
    3. Coal Miner's Slaughter (not as national, but still)
    4. And now, another roving MAGA lynch mob

    I think I'm leaving somethings out... ah, the Racist Red Truck Child Murderer.


    These hysterics are going to accumulate. They're turning up the heat early with this stuff. Will they exhaust themselves too soon?

    Will this end up hurting or helping Trump? His numbers are not looking good, and Kamala Harris is likely to knock out the competition- she's got the core Black Lady demo down better than anyone, wisely using her sorority connections, is younger too. She may turn off some black men, but still. They are really motivated to get rid of Trump, so I think turn out will be very, very high; even the dead will come out for 2020.

    “They’re turning up the heat early with this stuff. Will they exhaust themselves too soon?”

    Ha. If only. This is the thin end of the wedge. It is never going to tail off. This is their #1 modus operandi from here to eternity. And the media, entertainment, tech, and academic behemoths back it to the hilt.

    • Replies: @Forbes
    Well, since the outrage meter has been pinned to eleventy since November 2016, there's no chance of exhausting themselves too soon.

    It is the M.O. for eternity. But as with the status quo, the public soon adjusts to the new normal, and the subsequent outrage and sensation just don't register. That's where the youthful phrase "whatever?!" originated.

    Or as the wise asses of my generation used to say: Tell me something I don't already know.

    Apparently the age-old fable "The Boy Who Cried Wolf" remains unknown...
  76. @J.Ross
    CONFIRMED: CHICAGO WHITE BOYS BE OFF THE CHAIN
    https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/danny-solis-fbi-investigation-alderman-city-council-wiretap/
    Retiring Ald. Danny Solis (25th) received sex acts, Viagra, free weekend use of an Indiana farm once owned by Oprah Winfrey and a steady stream of campaign contributions in exchange for shepherding official City Council actions, according to allegations in a federal court affidavit obtained by the Chicago Sun-Times.

    The allegations are contained in an explosive search warrant application that helps explain why Solis, the powerful chairman of the City Council’s Zoning Committee, agreed to spend more than two years cooperating in a federal investigation during which he is known to have secretly recorded at least a dozen conversations with Ald. Edward M. Burke (14th), the former chairman of the City Council’s Finance Committee.

    Although no charges have been filed publicly against Solis, the 2016 affidavit lays out in detail a federal corruption case against the veteran alderman, who was one of the closest City Council allies of Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Emanuel’s predecessor, Richard M. Daley.

    It also alleges that among the people recorded as part of the Solis investigation was Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan, D-Chicago, the longest-serving state House speaker in the country.

    Best parts of the story:

    1. Solis learns to his dismay that “the Affordable Care Act had made it more difficult to get Viagra”. Who says our elite don’t feel the pain the of the laws they inflict on us?

    2. Turns out Solis is a closet HBD-er. He inquires about the ethnicity of the (probably enslaved) sex workers at the massage parlor he will visit and learns they are Asian.

    “Oh good. Good, good, good. I like Asian”

    Maybe he is just reaching back in historical desire to his pre-Bering Strait ancestors.

  77. @Billy Corr
    Who will eat crow in public if this tale turns out to be 100% FAKE NEWS?

    It’s not like any of the leftard late night hosts will make fun of Democrat gullibility. Hell, they are probably tweeting about it too.

  78. I’m pretty sure the scenario described by Smolett is similar to one that was originally in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off but the scene was cut for time. Because that’s what young conservative types like to do when visiting the big city of Chicago. What a a lark!

  79. @AndrewR
    I'm old enough to recall a time when I would have been shocked to see so many prominent Democrats lining up to virtue signal about this almost-certainly fictitious allegation.

    I'm most disappointed in Bernie, although we have known since at least the Seattle incident that he is a total coward terrified to say (or not say) anything that might upset some SJWs.

    Would it really have been so difficult for one of them to at least subtly acknowledge that these allegations might not be true? The fact that they all swallowed this story hook, line and sinker does not bode well for our country's future.

    One of the clarifying benefits of these Fools-Rush-In episodes is that the masks slip from the faces of our erstwhile leading apostles of Tolerance, Diversity and Inclusion, and we get to see how they really feel.

    Pelosi:

    “affront to our humanity… May we all commit to ending this…”

    (Okay Madam Final Solution.)

    Sanders:

    “…We must come together to eradicate all forms…”

    (A lot of mandatory “coming together” with this generation. It’s like everything within the state, nothing outside the state, nothing against the state: it’s Fascism, the Beatles Edition.)

    Warren:

    “…have no place in this country…”

    (In other news, she apparently finally accepts that 1023/1024s of her family does have a place in this country.)

    Biden:

    “…must never be tolerated in this country … we no longer give this safe harbor … have no place on our streets or in our hearts…”

    (But every grifter and criminal from South of the border most definitely gets safe harbor here in perpetuity, and you better feel it in your heart too!)

    Whew! What a bunch of haters!

    “… commit to ending … eradicate … have no place in this country … must never be tolerated in this country … no safe harbor … have no place on our streets or in our hearts …”

    Guys, your hatred and intolerance is intolerable! Unacceptable! Sounds like you’re badly in need of some mandatory diversity and inclusion training.

    • Replies: @dang
    It's also worth noting that Ellen DeGeneres, who has a long term relationship with Smollett, was remarkably subdued, writing that she was sending "love" with no comments about the alleged incident.
    , @Forbes
    Well said Mizzou!
  80. Dear Mr. Sailer:

    We are grateful for your many years of loyal service trudging through the New York Times, Washington Post, CNNBCBS, and other extremist media that decent people find it distasteful to consume. Your incessant search for potential, usually actualized, and actual hate hoaxes defined the genre. It was loathsome and tedious work that few would be able to stomach, but a notable contribution to the public good.

    We regret to inform you that your position has been automated by the competition. Reddit, Inc. now collates all reports at /r/HateCrimeHoaxes We have to let you go.

    Everybody at the office feels terrible about this. Upper management insists on it. If there’s anything any of us can do to ease the transition, just let us know.

    Yours,
    Middle Management

  81. @AndrewR
    At least she used "whom" where it was warranted. I see prominent Democrats talking about "respecting people no matter who they love" way too much.

    Yuck.

    I get that "whom" has largely died out in colloquial speech, but one would expect state-level and federal-level politicians to at least try to adhere to grammatical conventions they learned in grade school, especially in written form.

    At least she used “whom” where it was warranted.

    Or she garbled it when her dentures slipped.

  82. @Anon
    Chicago Tribune says cops reviewed hundreds of hours of public and private surveillance video and turned up zip.

    Investigations like this cost a lot of money. Who pays if it turns out to be fake? Will there be criminal charges?

    That’s the thing about the surveillance state we live in. It is hard to get away with crime, which is what this homo jew black is committing.

    “Criminal charges”

  83. Can anyone refer me to a bookie taking bets on whether this is a ‘hate hoax’ or not?

  84. TMZ:

    JUSSIE SMOLLETT TURNED DOWN EXTRA SECURITY …
    Days Before Brutal Attack

    “Empire” star Jussie Smollett didn’t want to be encumbered by an entourage of bodyguards when he wasn’t working … despite an offer by Fox a week before the brutal attack.

    Sources close to the situation tell us … security for the “Empire” cast was increased last week after Fox Studios, in Chicago, received that threatening, homophobic letter addressed to Smollett.

    We’re told Fox made the call to beef up security for everyone on set and wanted to give Jussie additional protection around the clock … but, he declined. Our sources say he made the decision to not have extra security during off-hours because it was an intrusive way of living.

    • Replies: @MEH 0910
    https://twitter.com/JussieSmollett/status/1089534414546239495
    , @MEH 0910
    https://images.tmz.com/2019/01/29/0129-jussie-smollett-hate-letter-thatgrapejuice-3.jpg

    Note that one "L" in his name is written backwards. Dyslexic hate continues to stalk the land.

    http://www.unz.com/isteve/dyslexic-hate-stalks-the-land/

    http://www.unz.com/isteve/worst-swastika-ever/

    http://www.unz.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/Screenshot-2018-08-27-20.03.40.png
    , @densa
    I'd waterboard the public relations department first as this whole thing seems not likely.

    The illustration appears to include a noose, so it foreshadows the tragic events in the wee hours of freezing Chicago (except the Red Mop forgot his floating gun, is that a gun?). Odd that the unhinged MAGA bomber would draw this cartoon and address the envelope but go to the trouble to cut the threat from printed lettering.

    May detectives get to the bottom of this hoax in time for the next; it's a long way to the election.
  85. TIL it’s acceptable for black gay dudes to call white men bitches and niggas. I’m learning, and I’m getting woker every day!

  86. @Hail

    Smollett told the police that the attackers yelled “this is MAGA country,”
     
    Not plausible.

    What is the punishment if it is proved that he is pulling a hoax?

    Who is Jussie Smollett? (What a name!)
    https://consequenceofsound.files.wordpress.com/2019/01/jussie-smollett.png

    His mother is African-American. His father was Jewish (his family emigrated from Russia and Poland).
     
    Uh oh...

    Jussie who??? Whozzat… Injun with a drum or somethin’? Never heard of ‘im.

    You’ll have to clue me in when I get back from the rifle range. Busy today.

    MAGA! Trump 2020!

    • Replies: @Hail

    MAGA! Trump 2020!
     
    Be careful with the extreme hate speech. Jussie's powerful friends are watching.
  87. Any news on WHY he was out at 2 AM? Or what kind of neighborhood this is? Gay? High crime? Low crime?

    I’m always astounded at the lack of details in these things. Did they just tackle him out of nowhere or were they waiting for him?

    • Replies: @Forbes
    What? You were expecting actual news reporting, as in Who, What, Where, When, and Why? Facts, information, background, and context regarding a reported crime by an individual of some notoriety (Ah, stop right there, we have our story) in a specific neighborhood in the early morning hours involving some uncorroborated, but very sketchy perpetrators allegedly committing some specifically described, though unusual acts.
    , @Anon
    Suddenly starving at 1/45 AM, he went out for a lettuce and bread sandwich at a nearby Subway where was seen on camera. On his walk home, he was attacked by privileged White frat boys who’d driven 5oo miles from University of Illinois Carbondale to roam Chicago searching for black Jew gays out and about in 6 degree weather.

    Why is it that the White gays on the north side of Chicago who are constantly being attacked robbed and beaten by blacks are never in the news?
  88. @JimDandy
    I'm from Chicago, and it sounds like an exaggeration, but I was literally laughing myself to tears when I read the first accounts of this story. I'm sure the cops know the MAGA/White supremacist storyline is total bullshit, but they have to walk on eggshells pretending to investigate it as a hate crime because, well, you know... that's the demented world we're living in now.

    I know! Chicago is MAGA ? Obama AND Hillary both came from Chicago.

  89. Wakanda crimes with Hollypeckerwoods.

    Reality Denial.

  90. By any chance, did those two attackers also shout “what’s the frequency, Kenneth?”

    If Smollett’s story turns out to be true, I’ll eat my hat.

    • Replies: @duncsbaby
    I thought of the same thing & remember few believed Dan Rather at the time because he was thought of then as well as now to be a sort of loon. Which he is but even loons are sometimes redeemed by the truth.

    "Kenneth, what is the frequency?"

    On October 4, 1986, while walking along Park Avenue to his apartment in Manhattan, Rather was attacked and punched from behind by a man who demanded to know "Kenneth, what is the frequency?" while a second assailant chased and beat him. As the assailant pummeled and kicked Rather, he kept repeating the question. In describing the incident, Rather said, "I got mugged. Who understands these things? I didn't and I don't now. I didn't make a lot of it at the time and I don't now. I wish I knew who did it and why, but I have no idea."[104] Until the crime was resolved years later, Rather's description of the bizarre crime led some to doubt the veracity of his account,[105] although the doorman and building supervisor who rescued Rather fully confirmed his version of events.[104]

    The assault remained unsolved for some time, and was referenced multiple times in popular culture. The phrase "What's the frequency, Kenneth?" became a popular-culture reference over the years, such as in a scene in the graphic novel Like a Velvet Glove Cast in Iron by cartoonist Daniel Clowes. In 1994, the band R.E.M. released the song "What's the Frequency, Kenneth?" on their album Monster. Rather later sang with R.E.M. during a sound check prior to a gig at New York's Madison Square Garden, which was shown the following night on the Late Show with David Letterman before their performance of "Crush with Eyeliner".

    In 1997, a TV critic writing in the New York Daily News solved the mystery, publishing a photo of the alleged assailant, William Tager, who received a 12½-to-25-year prison sentence for killing NBC stagehand Campbell Montgomery outside The Today Show studio in 1994.[105] Rather confirmed the story: "There's no doubt in my mind that this is the person."[105] New York District Attorney Robert M. Morgenthau said, "William Tager's identity as the man who attacked Mr. Rather was established in the course of an investigation by my office."[106] Tager claimed he thought television networks were beaming signals into his brain.[107] When he murdered the stagehand, Tager was trying to force his way into an NBC studio with a weapon, in order to find out the frequency the networks were using to attack him, so that he could block it. Tager was paroled in October 2010 and is believed to be living in New York City.

    Throughout the 1980s-90s, an NBC broadcast engineer with WMAQ in Chicago named Kenneth Steininger was responsible for assigning frequencies for national news events and is thought to be the Kenneth referred to.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dan_Rather#"Kenneth,_what_is_the_frequency?"

  91. @Anon
    Chicago Tribune says cops reviewed hundreds of hours of public and private surveillance video and turned up zip.

    Investigations like this cost a lot of money. Who pays if it turns out to be fake? Will there be criminal charges?

    The Chicago PD already knows it is fake or else they would have released a description of the attackers. You can view the location of where Smollett claims the attack happened on Google Street View. There are multiple businesses, including two banks, that are going to have security camera footage that would cover the sidewalk for that entire block. The question they are stuck with now, is do they press Smollett to tell them the truth or just wait for the news cycle to move on and for the case to go away.

    • Replies: @The preferred nomenclature is...
    I don't follow the fake news. Has the MSM asked President Trump for his comments on the "matter"?
    , @Hibernian
    "The question they are stuck with now, is do they press Smollett to tell them the truth or just wait for the news cycle to move on and for the case to go away."

    The latter.
  92. Are any of the professional betting sites running bets on whether or not this is a hoax? It seems like some good money could be made in the right market.

    The must be an Alt-Bookie somewhere. . .

  93. There is something so funny about seeing the words “racism” and “homophobia” so close together in the narrative of the attack.

    I wonder if Africans speak like this about hexes, believing that two kinds of black magic, based on personal attributes, can hit a person at the same time.

  94. @Polynikes
    Is there some sort of hate hoax tracker?

    This would be one of the most notorious ones yet, no?

    “Hate hoax” is a fun term, but it lacks moral weight. It fails to highlight the most terrible consequence of these lies: the defamation of an innocent population.

    • Replies: @Hail

    “Hate hoax” is a fun term, but it lacks moral weight
     
    If so, ideas for alternative term for "Hate Hoax"?

    "Anti-White Blood Libel" is likely too hardline.
    , @J.Ross
    It doesn't lack moral weight, it lacks the Bernays apparatus, and twenty thousand establishmentarian thought leaders furiously re-instilling it every hour, the way they do with "Russian collusion" and "toxic masculinity."
    , @ben tillman

    “Hate hoax” is a fun term, but it lacks moral weight. It fails to highlight the most terrible consequence of these lies: the defamation of an innocent population.
     
    The term you're looking for is "blood libel", but I'm all for beefing it up to clarify the genocidal implications.
    , @Pontius
    Why not just hate crime.
  95. @Stan d Mute

    Those haters sure were well prepared with their ski masks, bleach, and nooses on them. Maybe they’re part of a kit they sell up there in MAGA country.
     
    Why yes, yes they are. The kits are usually found in the section of Walmart where one finds accouterments of labor such as tools or work garments, in other words carefully hidden from journalists, politicians, and negroes.

    I also have it on good authority that CPD is withholding certain facts in effort to weed out real suspects from cranks. For instance, the fact that he was raped on a broken glass windshield and a possible suspect name “Haven” are undisclosed.

    Are you impugning the superhuman work ethic of America’s journalists, who put their lives on the line every day to deliver us our most valuable public service?

  96. Being a Democratic politician is very stressful nowadays. As soon as the latest outrage happens, they have to interrupt their activities and virtue signal on Twitter. Then there is competition – what if another politician’s tweet is more virtuous than yours?

    • LOL: Simply Simon
    • Replies: @The Last Real Calvinist

    Being a Democratic politician is very stressful nowadays. As soon as the latest outrage happens, they have to interrupt their activities and virtue signal on Twitter. Then there is competition – what if another politician’s tweet is more virtuous than yours?

     

    Great comment. That string of Dem-pol tweets emits a whiff of the ongoing near-panic that must reign in their operations. The virtue-signaling treadmill never stops, and they can never, ever get off.
    , @Harry Baldwin
    Absolutely, you don't want to be the one who doesn't get a tweet on the record.
  97. From TMZ:

    Sources directly connected to Jussie tell TMZ, the actor arrived in Chicago from New York late Monday, and at around 2 AM he was hungry and went to a Subway. We’re told when shortly after he walked out on his way home, someone yelled, “Aren’t you that f***ot ‘Empire’ n*****?”

    I will take “Stuff that never happened” for $1000 , Alex.

  98. @J.Ross
    Check out the names of his siblings.

    Plain old Jake is the odd man out in that family.

  99. @Almost Missouri
    One of the clarifying benefits of these Fools-Rush-In episodes is that the masks slip from the faces of our erstwhile leading apostles of Tolerance, Diversity and Inclusion, and we get to see how they really feel.

    Pelosi:


    "affront to our humanity... May we all commit to ending this..."
     
    (Okay Madam Final Solution.)

    Sanders:


    "...We must come together to eradicate all forms..."
     
    (A lot of mandatory "coming together" with this generation. It's like everything within the state, nothing outside the state, nothing against the state: it's Fascism, the Beatles Edition.)

    Warren:


    "...have no place in this country..."
     
    (In other news, she apparently finally accepts that 1023/1024s of her family does have a place in this country.)

    Biden:


    "...must never be tolerated in this country ... we no longer give this safe harbor ... have no place on our streets or in our hearts..."
     
    (But every grifter and criminal from South of the border most definitely gets safe harbor here in perpetuity, and you better feel it in your heart too!)

    Whew! What a bunch of haters!


    "... commit to ending ... eradicate ... have no place in this country ... must never be tolerated in this country ... no safe harbor ... have no place on our streets or in our hearts ..."
     
    Guys, your hatred and intolerance is intolerable! Unacceptable! Sounds like you're badly in need of some mandatory diversity and inclusion training.

    It’s also worth noting that Ellen DeGeneres, who has a long term relationship with Smollett, was remarkably subdued, writing that she was sending “love” with no comments about the alleged incident.

    • Replies: @ben tillman
    She's getting slammed on her Twitter page for something about some Kevin Hart thing whereby she caused this to happen. Ha ha.
    , @Almost Missouri
    Good point.
  100. Steve,

    OT I know, but I figured if we were talking about fake hate crimes and their victims, this would be the thread to post in.

    Last August you posted on Conor Daly taking the fall for the “sins” of his father Derek and losing his Lily Diabetes sponsorship. Well it turns out young Conor isn’t the terrible, horrible, evil, awful racist Lily tried to paint him as. Andretti Autosport just offered him a ride for the 2019 Indianapolis 500: https://www.usnews.com/news/sports/articles/2019-01-30/conor-daly-part-of-all-american-andretti-lineup-for-indy-500

    This is big because Andretti Autosport has five Indianapolis 500 wins, the most recent being 2017. This is Conor’s best shot for a top 10 finish, and perhaps an outside shot at an Indy 500 win. It’s only for the Indy 500, but who knows what could happen if he does well? Nice to see someone rise above systemic racism and get a fair shot.

  101. Total publicity stunt. I’ve never even heard of this guy or his show until now.

    Next!

    • Agree: densa
  102. @AndrewR
    At least she used "whom" where it was warranted. I see prominent Democrats talking about "respecting people no matter who they love" way too much.

    Yuck.

    I get that "whom" has largely died out in colloquial speech, but one would expect state-level and federal-level politicians to at least try to adhere to grammatical conventions they learned in grade school, especially in written form.

    Some retard in the US Senate claimed that Trump was “literally petrified” a few weeks back.

    • Replies: @Roderick Spode
    In his tweet above, Smollett calls DJT "literal shit." Haha.
  103. Maybe this will turn out to be the most obvious hate hoax to ever turn out not to be a hoax.

    That’s not the way to bet, though.

    Another obvious recent hate hoax was the spray-painting of red swastikas on the walls outside the office of Columbia University professor ( and “holocaust scholar”) Elizabeth Midlarsky last November. Dollars to donuts she did it herself. Supposedly the police (both the NYPD and the state police “Hate Crimes Unit”) have been investigating. Maybe the cops have been persuaded not to investigate too hard and to let it go into the books forever as an “unsolved hate crime”, like the noose on the office door of Columbia University professor and plagiarist Madonna Constantine.

    • Replies: @J.Ross
    This is the proof that they're just shameless liars and were never afraid of anything. Taking hate (and rape) seriously means punishing false claims. No consequences means no credibility.
  104. @TheMediumIsTheMassage
    It does sound very suspect but at the same time I don't think a successful actor would fake this just for the Democrat bonus points or whatever.

    I think this was some kind of drug deal gone wrong or something of the sort and this is a cover up. Or he assaulted someone and this is what his lawyers told him to say in case that person presses charges. Definitely not buying the story being told right now.

    It’s a publicity stunt. He previously claimed threats.

    • Replies: @rufus
    Also called filing a false police report. Criminal act.

    Incidentally that subway was robbed on Tuesday of last week, so no joke for police.



    http://www.cwbchicago.com/2019/01/3-robberies-reported-in-loop.html
  105. I wonder where all the luminaries of the left were when after Trump was elected a mildly retarded white kid was kidnapped by four black savages, racially taunted, tortured and partially scalped before he escaped and flagged down a police officer? The racial taunts were uploaded to youtube briefly.

    Ivanka Trump was nowhere to be found or Tweeting that black supremacism has no place in America.

    That’s far worse than anything Justin Smollet suffered. If this is a genuine attack then it was probably done by two left wing operatives who are trying to flip the script since the narrative about the MAGA hat wearing Covington Catholic boys has totally collapsed.

    • Agree: ben tillman
    • Replies: @J.Ross
    They were in the same place the ADL was when police were blood libelled and assassinated by vigilantes.
    It's undisguised anti-white hatred.
  106. @Hail

    Smollett told the police that the attackers yelled “this is MAGA country,”
     
    Not plausible.

    What is the punishment if it is proved that he is pulling a hoax?

    Who is Jussie Smollett? (What a name!)
    https://consequenceofsound.files.wordpress.com/2019/01/jussie-smollett.png

    His mother is African-American. His father was Jewish (his family emigrated from Russia and Poland).
     
    Uh oh...

    Mary Poppins is blacker than this hysterical gaywad.

  107. Just like there is paranormal, there is something like para-politics where strange things happen but are actually ‘normal’ within the virtual political universe. It’s like paranormal is ‘normal’ within the domain of such ‘sightings’, ‘studies’ and ‘research’.

    Often, paranormal has less(or nothing) to do with events or phenomena in the actual world than with one’s own projections onto the world. Often, these fantastic projections are fueled by ‘sightings’ or speculation by like-minded people. And the media can play a big role in this. The UFO craze of the 50s to 70s wouldn’t have taken off with sensationalism pushed by MSM and Hollywood. So, a community forms, and one alleged ‘sighting’ of a flying saucer turns into thousands. “Yeah, I saw one too.” One ‘sighting’ of Big Foot(or Chupacabra) turns into literally hundreds upon hundreds. As sensationalism sells, media pick up on it too. Then, it’s hardly surprising that so many progs, shaped by comparable influences by parapolitics, regard Donald Trump as the Abominable Snowman, and there have been all these sightings of MAGA-hating Big Foots(or Big Hats) everywhere. But even before Trump, let’s not forget the KKK was prowling a Libby-dib community like Oberlin.

    Now, if memory serves us right, there has been many physical attacks on patriots and conservatives in big cities like and Chicago. Donald Trump had to cancel his speech in Chicago due to Mob Violence. Not pitchfork mob violence but silverspoon mob violence, the type with full backing of the elites. Who attacked Tucker Carlson’s home?

    It’s like Inverse Reality, the exact opposite of what is really going on. But then, Inverse Reality is nothing new. The Christian West gained power over the pagans and went about massacring and stomping out every last vestige of paganism, BUT it freaked out over ‘witches witches everywhere’. In America, white encroached on the red man’s land. White man was the aggressor, but the Narrative back then spoke of Red hostiles. But did Indians conquer Europe or did Europeans conquer the Red Man’s land?
    Inverse Reality is all around us. US is aggressor against Russia and has interfered in Russian politics and economics, BUT we are told Russia is the aggressor and infiltrator. US has military bases all around China in Asia, but somehow, China is the aggressor. Israel has 300 nukes and violates international norms while Iran allows nuclear inspections and has no nukes, but Iran is the rogue nation. Nationalism, borders, and security are just great for Israel, but the very Jews who defend that say Hungary is ‘neo-nazi’ and ‘xenophobic’ for wanting to preserve itself. Blacks are the toughest and most aggressive race, and they commit the most crimes and create most social problems, but they are the poor hapless innocent victims. Zionists took land from Palestinians who now live under Occupation in West Bank, but Jews need protection from Palestinians. Immigrants flee from their own kind and move to white nations to live with white people(whom they prefer over their own kind), but they blame whites of ‘racism’ and rejecting them. People who reject their own kind accuse whites of rejection. All these vile Hindus do NOTHING for their own people who still shi* outdoors and lived in disease-ridden communities, but they come to the West and bitch about how whites aren’t doing more for them. What leeches and louts.

    People need to watch FALLEN IDOL. Lies may start as a game but can become an addiction and mess up the world. Now, it’s good for white souls to confess what they did wrong, but it makes no sense to confess to those who don’t confess themselves. Under Stalinism, only the ‘heretics’ were forced to confess. The Stalinist mass-killers never had to confess to anything. PC isn’t about inquiry for the truth. Just another inquisition with hysteria, lies, and lunacy… all with the backing of the Power.

  108. @Reg Cæsar

    Who will eat crow in public if this tale turns out to be 100% FAKE NEWS?
     
    Better yet, who will eat Corvinus?

    Better change that to “Corvinum” before AndrewR sees it.

  109. Maybe Smollett is transitioning to be an actress and gets a little hysterical after receiving estrogen shots then suffers from hoaxamania (another term for publicity whore).

  110. @Billy Corr
    Who will eat crow in public if this tale turns out to be 100% FAKE NEWS?

    Turns out? The first reports came across as 90% fake news. Some incident occurred, so he reported “his story” using “his voice” telling “his truth” about “his reality.”

    That he’s an attention-seeking narcissist, is mere coincidence. He’s a victim of his own self-gratifications.

    • Replies: @Chrisnonymous
    Maybe he's just a hoaxosexual.
  111. https://www.inquisitr.com/5272412/led-by-reddits-the_donald-right-wing-internet-corners-calling-attack-on-jussie-smollett-a-hate-crime-hoax/

    Less than an hour before news broke that Empire star Jussie Smollett was beaten in the Chicago subway in what is termed a racially motivated attack, the claims of a hoax already started creeping up from right-wing corners of the internet.

    Led by The_Donald, the Trump-supporting spot on Reddit, many began to make baseless claims that the actor was lying about the attack and its motives

    Wow, those Trump guys are amazing. They denounced the attack as a hoax an hour BEFORE it happened.

    The racially motivated attack was real, the claims that it was a hoax is baseless. How do we know this?

    This is not the first time that The_Donald has claimed that allegations of a far-right attack are fake. Last year, the site and other right-wing media figures said that the series of bombs mailed to opponents of Donald Trump had all the markings of a hoax. As Vanity Fair noted, this included some more mainstream figures like Candace Owens who said there was a “zero percent chance” that conservatives sent the mail bombs and Rush Limbaugh who labeled it a false flag meant to help Democrats in the 2018 midterm elections.

    The man later arrested by federal investigators for the bombings was an ardent supporter of Donald Trump who was identified driving a white van completely covered in stickers praising the president.

    Who can remember the identity of the horrible Trump supporter bomber? It was some horrible white guy with a MAGA hat and a smirk, right? His name was Haven Monahan, right? What, it was Cesar Sayoc and he was Filipino? Are you sure?

    • Replies: @ben tillman
    Also, it was a hoax. There were no bombs.
  112. @dang
    It's also worth noting that Ellen DeGeneres, who has a long term relationship with Smollett, was remarkably subdued, writing that she was sending "love" with no comments about the alleged incident.

    She’s getting slammed on her Twitter page for something about some Kevin Hart thing whereby she caused this to happen. Ha ha.

    • Replies: @J.Ross
    Is Hart getting slammed because as an Evil Homophobe he's not allowed to tell a brother to "stay strong" or was he being sarcastic and I didn't pick up on it?
  113. @Almost Missouri

    "They’re turning up the heat early with this stuff. Will they exhaust themselves too soon?"
     
    Ha. If only. This is the thin end of the wedge. It is never going to tail off. This is their #1 modus operandi from here to eternity. And the media, entertainment, tech, and academic behemoths back it to the hilt.

    Well, since the outrage meter has been pinned to eleventy since November 2016, there’s no chance of exhausting themselves too soon.

    It is the M.O. for eternity. But as with the status quo, the public soon adjusts to the new normal, and the subsequent outrage and sensation just don’t register. That’s where the youthful phrase “whatever?!” originated.

    Or as the wise asses of my generation used to say: Tell me something I don’t already know.

    Apparently the age-old fable “The Boy Who Cried Wolf” remains unknown…

  114. Frankly I never heard of this individual ’till now. What happens when you lead a sheltered life I guess. Anyway, so funny to read the usual suspects trotting out the homilies.

  115. @Almost Missouri
    One of the clarifying benefits of these Fools-Rush-In episodes is that the masks slip from the faces of our erstwhile leading apostles of Tolerance, Diversity and Inclusion, and we get to see how they really feel.

    Pelosi:


    "affront to our humanity... May we all commit to ending this..."
     
    (Okay Madam Final Solution.)

    Sanders:


    "...We must come together to eradicate all forms..."
     
    (A lot of mandatory "coming together" with this generation. It's like everything within the state, nothing outside the state, nothing against the state: it's Fascism, the Beatles Edition.)

    Warren:


    "...have no place in this country..."
     
    (In other news, she apparently finally accepts that 1023/1024s of her family does have a place in this country.)

    Biden:


    "...must never be tolerated in this country ... we no longer give this safe harbor ... have no place on our streets or in our hearts..."
     
    (But every grifter and criminal from South of the border most definitely gets safe harbor here in perpetuity, and you better feel it in your heart too!)

    Whew! What a bunch of haters!


    "... commit to ending ... eradicate ... have no place in this country ... must never be tolerated in this country ... no safe harbor ... have no place on our streets or in our hearts ..."
     
    Guys, your hatred and intolerance is intolerable! Unacceptable! Sounds like you're badly in need of some mandatory diversity and inclusion training.

    Well said Mizzou!

  116. @Reg Cæsar

    Who will eat crow in public if this tale turns out to be 100% FAKE NEWS?
     
    Better yet, who will eat Corvinus?

    ROTFL after I spewed my soda pop!

  117. Let me get this straight: a nominal star on a nominally successful tv show (with an overwhelmingly black fan base), just so happens to be recognized on the streets of Chicago at 2:00 am by racist white men, who conveniently have their lynching rope with them. Hmmmm . . . This idiotic story is so obviously a hoax that Jussie should be held responsible for the man hours that the Chicago PD and the FBI(?) will have to devote to this “hate crime.”

    This gay clown is clearly just trying to hype up his upcoming musical act (great seats are still available!). Oh, and by the way, there’s no video evidence of the MAGA attackers.
    https://pjmedia.com/trending/shifting-stories-cloud-claims-of-alleged-hate-crime-attack-targeting-empire-actor-jussie-smollett/

    • Replies: @Jim Don Bob
    C'mon, man! When I go out black gay bashing in freezing weather at 2am, I always take a noose and some bleach. And I always wear my MAGA hat for its invisibility properties.
  118. @Honesthughgrant
    Any news on WHY he was out at 2 AM? Or what kind of neighborhood this is? Gay? High crime? Low crime?

    I'm always astounded at the lack of details in these things. Did they just tackle him out of nowhere or were they waiting for him?

    What? You were expecting actual news reporting, as in Who, What, Where, When, and Why? Facts, information, background, and context regarding a reported crime by an individual of some notoriety (Ah, stop right there, we have our story) in a specific neighborhood in the early morning hours involving some uncorroborated, but very sketchy perpetrators allegedly committing some specifically described, though unusual acts.

  119. ** scratching head ** What do actors do? They visualize and make up scenarios, acquire props, memorize fictitious lines, culminating in an illusionary performance.

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    What do actors do? They visualize and make up scenarios

    Screenwriters make up the stories.

  120. @ben tillman
    It's a publicity stunt. He previously claimed threats.

    Also called filing a false police report. Criminal act.

    Incidentally that subway was robbed on Tuesday of last week, so no joke for police.

    http://www.cwbchicago.com/2019/01/3-robberies-reported-in-loop.html

    • Replies: @ben tillman

    Also called filing a false police report. Criminal act.
     
    There are reports that the FBI has been called in. Does that mean that 18 USC 1001 is in play? A false police report in Illinois is a misdemenaor. 18 USC 1001 is serious.
  121. @Chrisnonymous

    the attackers yelled “this is MAGA country"
     
    Does anyone know if city folks or Chicagoans talk like that?

    You’re right, it is a hoax. A REAL Chicagoan would yell “Dis is MAGA Country, over by dere!”

  122. @Hail

    Smollett told the police that the attackers yelled “this is MAGA country,”
     
    Not plausible.

    What is the punishment if it is proved that he is pulling a hoax?

    Who is Jussie Smollett? (What a name!)
    https://consequenceofsound.files.wordpress.com/2019/01/jussie-smollett.png

    His mother is African-American. His father was Jewish (his family emigrated from Russia and Poland).
     
    Uh oh...

    Why am I not surprised?

  123. @Forbes
    Turns out? The first reports came across as 90% fake news. Some incident occurred, so he reported "his story" using "his voice" telling "his truth" about "his reality."

    That he's an attention-seeking narcissist, is mere coincidence. He's a victim of his own self-gratifications.

    Maybe he’s just a hoaxosexual.

  124. Hasn’t anyone figured out that the odds that a “hate crime” is a hoax is directly proportionate to the extent that it fits Leftist cliches about “racists.”

    In particular, anything involving a noose or a swastika are fake approximately 100% of the time.

  125. a balmy 6 degrees in Chicago at 2 am

    Who doesn’t need a Subway sandwich when it’s 26 degrees below zero?

    BTW, gotta love this map of countries that use Fahrenheit. We’re keeping good company…

    • Replies: @Chrisnonymous
    below zero below freezing

    Does anybody else use "below zero" to mean "below freezing" or is that just a thing from my hometown?
  126. @Barnard
    The Chicago PD already knows it is fake or else they would have released a description of the attackers. You can view the location of where Smollett claims the attack happened on Google Street View. There are multiple businesses, including two banks, that are going to have security camera footage that would cover the sidewalk for that entire block. The question they are stuck with now, is do they press Smollett to tell them the truth or just wait for the news cycle to move on and for the case to go away.

    I don’t follow the fake news. Has the MSM asked President Trump for his comments on the “matter”?

  127. @dang
    It's also worth noting that Ellen DeGeneres, who has a long term relationship with Smollett, was remarkably subdued, writing that she was sending "love" with no comments about the alleged incident.

    Good point.

  128. Anon[257] • Disclaimer says:
    @Honesthughgrant
    Any news on WHY he was out at 2 AM? Or what kind of neighborhood this is? Gay? High crime? Low crime?

    I'm always astounded at the lack of details in these things. Did they just tackle him out of nowhere or were they waiting for him?

    Suddenly starving at 1/45 AM, he went out for a lettuce and bread sandwich at a nearby Subway where was seen on camera. On his walk home, he was attacked by privileged White frat boys who’d driven 5oo miles from University of Illinois Carbondale to roam Chicago searching for black Jew gays out and about in 6 degree weather.

    Why is it that the White gays on the north side of Chicago who are constantly being attacked robbed and beaten by blacks are never in the news?

  129. @Reg Cæsar
    Jussie Smollett = Molest? Just lies.

    [email protected] is one of the kindest, most gentle human beings I know.
     
    She's got to get out more, then.

    The vicious attack on actor Jussie Smollett was an attempted modern-day lynching.
     
    How feasible is lynching in today's Chicago? How nearby are trees? How usable are the streetlamps for this purpose?

    It was a balmy 6 degrees in Chicago at 2 am, perfect weather for the marauding gangs of Trump voters who routinely roam the Loop...
     
    They had to act soon. It's sixteen degrees colder at the moment in the Loop, with a windchill of -35°F.

    That's downright toasty compared to here, a few hundred miles to the northwest. It's seventeen degrees colder than that, with a windchill of -53°F. I had to return a book to the library drop and pick up the mail from a common boxpost, taking my glove off to do so. To avoid a ten-cent fine and retrieve a postcard ad. Gotta do what ya gotta do...

    Barney the Polar Vortex is sitting on our collective face.


    The local U-Haul franchise taunts us with a Hawaii trailer out front. For some reason, one of the three or four others on the lot is for Baffin Island.

    A “lynching,” as defined by Harris and Booker, is any act of white-on-black violence, all of which are motivated by “hate,” “bigotry,” “racism,” and usually “white supremacy.” The Knoxville horror and Wichita massacre and similar atrocities committed by blacks against whites aren’t “lynchings” motivated by hatred. As long as the media is controlled by leftists, with the partial exception of Fox News, and blacks are depicted as sacred victims, “fake hate-crimes” against blacks will induce far more outrage and hysteria than all the real hate crimes that blacks commit against whites put together. Almost everyone in Chicago now knows about Jussie and the hate crime committed against him, whether true or false or a mix of both, but how many people in Chicago and the nation as a whole know what about the atrocities of the Carr Brother and Lemaricus Davidson and the Knoxville savages? 1-2 percent? Or even less?

  130. Just heard that Chicago police have reviewed hours of video footage in the area where this racial attack was supposed to have taken place and have not yet found any evidence that corroborates the claims of Justin Smollett. This is shaping up to be yet another fake hate crime so it will quickly get flushed down the memory hole and fake news talking heads and leftist politicians will quickly be stricken with amnesia.

    A left wing operative sporting a MAGA hat will probably spring into action and commit a mass shooting with an AR-15 so people will forget about black people lying about hate crimes and get the conversation on gun control.

  131. @J.Ross
    Check out the names of his siblings.

    For the record:

    Jake, Jocqui, Jojo, Jurnee, and Jazz

    While Jake is almost certainly a male, the rest present a fun little game possibility:

    Using only the names given, guess which are brothers and which are sisters, justifying your answer for each.

  132. @Dr. X
    Jussie who??? Whozzat... Injun with a drum or somethin'? Never heard of 'im.

    You'll have to clue me in when I get back from the rifle range. Busy today.

    MAGA! Trump 2020!

    MAGA! Trump 2020!

    Be careful with the extreme hate speech. Jussie’s powerful friends are watching.

  133. @Barnard
    The Chicago PD already knows it is fake or else they would have released a description of the attackers. You can view the location of where Smollett claims the attack happened on Google Street View. There are multiple businesses, including two banks, that are going to have security camera footage that would cover the sidewalk for that entire block. The question they are stuck with now, is do they press Smollett to tell them the truth or just wait for the news cycle to move on and for the case to go away.

    “The question they are stuck with now, is do they press Smollett to tell them the truth or just wait for the news cycle to move on and for the case to go away.”

    The latter.

  134. @bomag
    Yes; it is all about the seriousness of the charge; the point being is that there may be people out there who would do this, so we must act.

    While it was unclear in Orwell’s Two-Minute Hate whether Emmanuel Goldstein actually existed somewhere out there, there’s no denying he may have existed.

  135. @Anonymous

    Smollett’s Twitter account isn’t that interesting
     
    No?

    https://twitter.com/JussieSmollett/status/951681671027404800

    Signs point to:

    – Mentally unstable;

    – Overuse of stererotypical Black-seeming speech further suggests Am I Black Enough concerns have long swirled around his half-Jewish mind.

  136. @Jake
    Because his mother is not Jewish, he is not automatically Jewish. Because of that Jewish bigotry, he must hate white Gentiles all the more.

    The exact principle of the social climbing Angry Mullatos and the second generation Muslims: ambiguity resolved with self-righteousness.

  137. @Ozymandias
    Those haters sure were well prepared with their ski masks, bleach, and nooses on them. Maybe they're part of a kit they sell up there in MAGA country.

    Yo Orenthal, read the last tweet and stop acting like a B.A.N!

  138. @Calvin Hobbes
    Maybe this will turn out to be the most obvious hate hoax to ever turn out not to be a hoax.

    That’s not the way to bet, though.

    Another obvious recent hate hoax was the spray-painting of red swastikas on the walls outside the office of Columbia University professor ( and “holocaust scholar”) Elizabeth Midlarsky last November. Dollars to donuts she did it herself. Supposedly the police (both the NYPD and the state police “Hate Crimes Unit”) have been investigating. Maybe the cops have been persuaded not to investigate too hard and to let it go into the books forever as an “unsolved hate crime”, like the noose on the office door of Columbia University professor and plagiarist Madonna Constantine.

    This is the proof that they’re just shameless liars and were never afraid of anything. Taking hate (and rape) seriously means punishing false claims. No consequences means no credibility.

  139. Haven Monahan is a busy man.

  140. @Anonymous
    "Hate hoax" is a fun term, but it lacks moral weight. It fails to highlight the most terrible consequence of these lies: the defamation of an innocent population.

    “Hate hoax” is a fun term, but it lacks moral weight

    If so, ideas for alternative term for “Hate Hoax”?

    “Anti-White Blood Libel” is likely too hardline.

    • Replies: @Olorin

    alternative term for “Hate Hoax”?

     

    Lie.
  141. @MEH 0910
    TMZ:

    JUSSIE SMOLLETT TURNED DOWN EXTRA SECURITY ...
    Days Before Brutal Attack


    "Empire" star Jussie Smollett didn't want to be encumbered by an entourage of bodyguards when he wasn't working ... despite an offer by Fox a week before the brutal attack.

    Sources close to the situation tell us ... security for the "Empire" cast was increased last week after Fox Studios, in Chicago, received that threatening, homophobic letter addressed to Smollett.

    We're told Fox made the call to beef up security for everyone on set and wanted to give Jussie additional protection around the clock ... but, he declined. Our sources say he made the decision to not have extra security during off-hours because it was an intrusive way of living.
     
    https://images.tmz.com/2019/01/29/0129-jussie-smollett-hate-letter-thatgrapejuice-3.jpg

  142. @Billy Corr
    Who will eat crow in public if this tale turns out to be 100% FAKE NEWS?

    You will, but only because you’re Hungarian and it’s part of you dietary upbringing.

  143. @Anon
    Maybe the whole thing is a cover-up for a skin whitening screwup. If he didn't read the instructions on the jar of Vantax Whitening Cream closely, he might have been left with Michael Jackson style blotchiness. How better to explain it than, "Racists threw bleach on my face!" Then add a MAGA reference, fresh in his mind after the MAGA teens meet Indian elder incident. Then pull the chord out of his hoodie, wrap it around his neck, and call the cops.

    I believe this. A skin-clearing accident adds the final craziness and it’s exactly what up and coming blacks do.

  144. @Anonymous
    "Hate hoax" is a fun term, but it lacks moral weight. It fails to highlight the most terrible consequence of these lies: the defamation of an innocent population.

    It doesn’t lack moral weight, it lacks the Bernays apparatus, and twenty thousand establishmentarian thought leaders furiously re-instilling it every hour, the way they do with “Russian collusion” and “toxic masculinity.”

  145. @ben tillman
    She's getting slammed on her Twitter page for something about some Kevin Hart thing whereby she caused this to happen. Ha ha.

    Is Hart getting slammed because as an Evil Homophobe he’s not allowed to tell a brother to “stay strong” or was he being sarcastic and I didn’t pick up on it?

  146. @KenH
    I wonder where all the luminaries of the left were when after Trump was elected a mildly retarded white kid was kidnapped by four black savages, racially taunted, tortured and partially scalped before he escaped and flagged down a police officer? The racial taunts were uploaded to youtube briefly.

    Ivanka Trump was nowhere to be found or Tweeting that black supremacism has no place in America.

    That's far worse than anything Justin Smollet suffered. If this is a genuine attack then it was probably done by two left wing operatives who are trying to flip the script since the narrative about the MAGA hat wearing Covington Catholic boys has totally collapsed.

    They were in the same place the ADL was when police were blood libelled and assassinated by vigilantes.
    It’s undisguised anti-white hatred.

  147. @MEH 0910
    TMZ:

    JUSSIE SMOLLETT TURNED DOWN EXTRA SECURITY ...
    Days Before Brutal Attack


    "Empire" star Jussie Smollett didn't want to be encumbered by an entourage of bodyguards when he wasn't working ... despite an offer by Fox a week before the brutal attack.

    Sources close to the situation tell us ... security for the "Empire" cast was increased last week after Fox Studios, in Chicago, received that threatening, homophobic letter addressed to Smollett.

    We're told Fox made the call to beef up security for everyone on set and wanted to give Jussie additional protection around the clock ... but, he declined. Our sources say he made the decision to not have extra security during off-hours because it was an intrusive way of living.
     
    https://images.tmz.com/2019/01/29/0129-jussie-smollett-hate-letter-thatgrapejuice-3.jpg

    Note that one “L” in his name is written backwards. Dyslexic hate continues to stalk the land.

    http://www.unz.com/isteve/dyslexic-hate-stalks-the-land/

    http://www.unz.com/isteve/worst-swastika-ever/

  148. @Anonymous
    "Hate hoax" is a fun term, but it lacks moral weight. It fails to highlight the most terrible consequence of these lies: the defamation of an innocent population.

    “Hate hoax” is a fun term, but it lacks moral weight. It fails to highlight the most terrible consequence of these lies: the defamation of an innocent population.

    The term you’re looking for is “blood libel”, but I’m all for beefing it up to clarify the genocidal implications.

  149. @Jack D
    https://www.inquisitr.com/5272412/led-by-reddits-the_donald-right-wing-internet-corners-calling-attack-on-jussie-smollett-a-hate-crime-hoax/

    Less than an hour before news broke that Empire star Jussie Smollett was beaten in the Chicago subway in what is termed a racially motivated attack, the claims of a hoax already started creeping up from right-wing corners of the internet.

    Led by The_Donald, the Trump-supporting spot on Reddit, many began to make baseless claims that the actor was lying about the attack and its motives


     

    Wow, those Trump guys are amazing. They denounced the attack as a hoax an hour BEFORE it happened.

    The racially motivated attack was real, the claims that it was a hoax is baseless. How do we know this?


    This is not the first time that The_Donald has claimed that allegations of a far-right attack are fake. Last year, the site and other right-wing media figures said that the series of bombs mailed to opponents of Donald Trump had all the markings of a hoax. As Vanity Fair noted, this included some more mainstream figures like Candace Owens who said there was a “zero percent chance” that conservatives sent the mail bombs and Rush Limbaugh who labeled it a false flag meant to help Democrats in the 2018 midterm elections.

    The man later arrested by federal investigators for the bombings was an ardent supporter of Donald Trump who was identified driving a white van completely covered in stickers praising the president.
     

    Who can remember the identity of the horrible Trump supporter bomber? It was some horrible white guy with a MAGA hat and a smirk, right? His name was Haven Monahan, right? What, it was Cesar Sayoc and he was Filipino? Are you sure?

    Also, it was a hoax. There were no bombs.

    • Replies: @Jack D
    Right, the whole thing is so memory holed now that Cesar is the criminal that I forgot that the "bombs" were incapable of exploding.
  150. @Ozymandias
    Those haters sure were well prepared with their ski masks, bleach, and nooses on them. Maybe they're part of a kit they sell up there in MAGA country.

    Those haters sure were well prepared with their ski masks, bleach, and nooses on them. Maybe they’re part of a kit they sell up there in MAGA country.

    A few miles on I-75
    I-74
    Jog around Indianapolis on 465
    I-65
    Chicago Skyway
    I-94
    Exit eastbound at Ohio

    < 300mi, < 5 hours from Covington Catholic HS.

    Have police questioned Nick Sandmann about his whereabouts Monday night?

  151. @Chrisnonymous

    the attackers yelled “this is MAGA country"
     
    Does anyone know if city folks or Chicagoans talk like that?

    They don’t and I live in Chicago. That’s one reason it sounds so preposterous to me. Total BS.

  152. @ben tillman
    Also, it was a hoax. There were no bombs.

    Right, the whole thing is so memory holed now that Cesar is the criminal that I forgot that the “bombs” were incapable of exploding.

    • Replies: @ben tillman
    Really, it was a hoax by the "bomber" followed by a lot of exaggerations and lies from the media.
  153. a) Someone named Jussie could easily be mistaken for Finnish;
    b) The attackers could actually have been yelling, “This is Magyar Country!”
    So it’s entirely possible this regrettable incident reflects some centuries-old enmity between Finland and Hungary. Expect a shadowy hate group known only as the Buda Pests to take credit and taunt the police

    • LOL: Corn
  154. @rufus
    https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/jussie-smollett-rope-tied-around-neck-empire-star-racially-charged-homophobic-slurs-streeterville-attack/


    LMAO

    More than a dozen police detectives, some specializing in hate crimes, are working the case.

    Because there’s nothing more important than another pretext for the Dems to accuse 62 million voters of hate.

    Note that he didn’t include the MAGA detail that night but embroidered it the next day. This is tedious. They don’t wait for evidence or even hedge by saying ‘alleged’. Now not only must all women be believed, but any accusation against Whitey is presumed true. Prove it didn’t happened.

    • Replies: @anon1
    "More then a dozen police detectives are working the case"....

    Meanwhile how many blacks shot other blacks in the last few days in Chicago?
  155. @Chrisnonymous

    a balmy 6 degrees in Chicago at 2 am
     
    Who doesn't need a Subway sandwich when it's 26 degrees below zero?

    BTW, gotta love this map of countries that use Fahrenheit. We're keeping good company...

    https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/f/f3/Countries_that_use_Fahrenheit.svg/1024px-Countries_that_use_Fahrenheit.svg.png

    below zero below freezing

    Does anybody else use “below zero” to mean “below freezing” or is that just a thing from my hometown?

    • Replies: @El Dato
    If you think in °Centigrade instead of the bizarre Fahrenheit, yes.
  156. @JimDandy
    I'm from Chicago, and it sounds like an exaggeration, but I was literally laughing myself to tears when I read the first accounts of this story. I'm sure the cops know the MAGA/White supremacist storyline is total bullshit, but they have to walk on eggshells pretending to investigate it as a hate crime because, well, you know... that's the demented world we're living in now.

    I thought Chicago was famous for taking police records of crimes then clearing them without investigating them so that that mayor who’s the son of that literal Israeli terrorist (Irgun member) can crow about how Chicago’s crime rate is down?

    The present kerfuffle sounds like the Bizarro World mirror version of that world. Instead of blacks doing actual crimes, that the city lies about, whites are blamed for crimes they never committed.

    https://www.chicagomag.com/Chicago-Magazine/May-2014/Chicago-crime-rates/

    http://archive.is/lhznG

  157. @MEH 0910
    TMZ:

    JUSSIE SMOLLETT TURNED DOWN EXTRA SECURITY ...
    Days Before Brutal Attack


    "Empire" star Jussie Smollett didn't want to be encumbered by an entourage of bodyguards when he wasn't working ... despite an offer by Fox a week before the brutal attack.

    Sources close to the situation tell us ... security for the "Empire" cast was increased last week after Fox Studios, in Chicago, received that threatening, homophobic letter addressed to Smollett.

    We're told Fox made the call to beef up security for everyone on set and wanted to give Jussie additional protection around the clock ... but, he declined. Our sources say he made the decision to not have extra security during off-hours because it was an intrusive way of living.
     
    https://images.tmz.com/2019/01/29/0129-jussie-smollett-hate-letter-thatgrapejuice-3.jpg

    I’d waterboard the public relations department first as this whole thing seems not likely.

    The illustration appears to include a noose, so it foreshadows the tragic events in the wee hours of freezing Chicago (except the Red Mop forgot his floating gun, is that a gun?). Odd that the unhinged MAGA bomber would draw this cartoon and address the envelope but go to the trouble to cut the threat from printed lettering.

    May detectives get to the bottom of this hoax in time for the next; it’s a long way to the election.

  158. @Hail

    “Hate hoax” is a fun term, but it lacks moral weight
     
    If so, ideas for alternative term for "Hate Hoax"?

    "Anti-White Blood Libel" is likely too hardline.

    alternative term for “Hate Hoax”?

    Lie.

  159. @Chrisnonymous
    below zero below freezing

    Does anybody else use "below zero" to mean "below freezing" or is that just a thing from my hometown?

    If you think in °Centigrade instead of the bizarre Fahrenheit, yes.

  160. @Ozymandias
    Those haters sure were well prepared with their ski masks, bleach, and nooses on them. Maybe they're part of a kit they sell up there in MAGA country.

  161. @Ghost of Bull Moose
    I don't think a gay black actor would do anything dramatic and attention seeking like stage a MAGA hatecrime when his Tina connection beats him up at 2 am.

    "Hey, buddy, it's 2 am and 6 degrees outside. What say I go and get us some sandwiches?"

    Gay black actor AKA noir drama queen

  162. @Anonymous
    "Hate hoax" is a fun term, but it lacks moral weight. It fails to highlight the most terrible consequence of these lies: the defamation of an innocent population.

    Why not just hate crime.

  163. @Mr. Anon

    Smollett, who is black and publicly came out as gay in 2015, was walking on a downtown street when two people approached him and yelled the slurs, according to a statement from the Chicago Police Department. The attackers then began hitting Smollett in the face and poured an “unknown chemical substance” on him.

    One of the attackers also wrapped a rope around Smollett’s neck before the duo fled.
     
    The account I read said he was coming out of his apartment building.

    Maybe it's real. Maybe it's all bulls**t. Maybe he just forgot the safe word.

    The story is beyond preposterous and 100% fake.

    But it’s significant how all the Democrat presidential contenders fell all over themselves to credulously endorse the hoax.

    They have clearly calculated that the nomination will go yo the winner of an all-out race to out-stupid each other by appealing to the SJW base of the party.

  164. @Undocumented Shopper
    Being a Democratic politician is very stressful nowadays. As soon as the latest outrage happens, they have to interrupt their activities and virtue signal on Twitter. Then there is competition - what if another politician's tweet is more virtuous than yours?

    Being a Democratic politician is very stressful nowadays. As soon as the latest outrage happens, they have to interrupt their activities and virtue signal on Twitter. Then there is competition – what if another politician’s tweet is more virtuous than yours?

    Great comment. That string of Dem-pol tweets emits a whiff of the ongoing near-panic that must reign in their operations. The virtue-signaling treadmill never stops, and they can never, ever get off.

    • Replies: @Undocumented Shopper
    Thank you. I tried to make it humorous, but the reality is that our civilization is in reverse gear and accelerating. Any hoax, no matter how absurd, is instantly believed.

    We are back to the days of Salem Witch Trials, Host Desecration and Blood Libel.

    Some people say only a Pinochet-like dictatorship can save us.
    I hope they are wrong.
    Nevertheless, a significant proportion of the US population deserves to be declared legally incapacitated due to multiple mental diseases.
    , @Altai
    I think it just grates more because in ordinary constituent or class politics it's rarely implied to be transcendental. With 'woke' politics it's basically religion and an old politician trying to appear morally pure on social media is something no PR can cover up looking dumb and transparent.

    With traditional politics, even if we know the pol's heart isn't in it, they can still get results, they're not obliged to be people we respect morally. But when all you're trying to do is appear as if you care, it falls hollow and looks pathetic.
  165. @The Last Real Calvinist

    Being a Democratic politician is very stressful nowadays. As soon as the latest outrage happens, they have to interrupt their activities and virtue signal on Twitter. Then there is competition – what if another politician’s tweet is more virtuous than yours?

     

    Great comment. That string of Dem-pol tweets emits a whiff of the ongoing near-panic that must reign in their operations. The virtue-signaling treadmill never stops, and they can never, ever get off.

    Thank you. I tried to make it humorous, but the reality is that our civilization is in reverse gear and accelerating. Any hoax, no matter how absurd, is instantly believed.

    We are back to the days of Salem Witch Trials, Host Desecration and Blood Libel.

    Some people say only a Pinochet-like dictatorship can save us.
    I hope they are wrong.
    Nevertheless, a significant proportion of the US population deserves to be declared legally incapacitated due to multiple mental diseases.

    • Replies: @The Last Real Calvinist

    . . . the reality is that our civilization is in reverse gear and accelerating. Any hoax, no matter how absurd, is instantly believed.

    We are back to the days of Salem Witch Trials, Host Desecration and Blood Libel.

    Some people say only a Pinochet-like dictatorship can save us.
    I hope they are wrong.
     

    More and more people are recognizing the essentially religious fear and fury that drive our decaying culture's most fervent 'reformers'.

    You couple this with the recent affirmations of the at-birth (or even now, seemingly, post-birth) slaughter of innocents in New York and Virginia, and you can detect, underneath the cloying perfume that is virtue signaling, the sulphuric stench of the demonic. Moloch must have his sacrifices.

    Ultimately, only God can remove and replace the idol factory in each human heart.

  166. I’m surprised more people didn’t comment on this.

    The newspaper also reported that the F.B.I. was looking into a letter sent to Fox offices in Chicago last week that contained threatening language toward Smollett and a white powdery substance.

    Who the hell cares about this guy? Let alone enough to do this.

    Is the implication that the same people sent a hoax anthrax letter and then stalked him down and beat him without being seen in a very public area? Whatever about the likelihood of the first story, the media beforehand is all the evidence one needs that this guy was planning to do a hate hoax to get publicity for himself. Mission bloody accomplished by the way.

  167. @Moses
    Yawn...another Hate Hoax.

    Doubleplustrue if whats-his-name says the attackers were smirking.

    We need to know what was burned into his hippocampus.

  168. @Stephen Paul Foster
    Elizabeth Warren's tweet, yesterday:

    "No one should have to live in fear of being beaten on the street because of who they are...."

    Elizabeth Warren's tweet that never went out June 14, 2017:

    "No Republican Congressman should have to live in fear of being gunned down in a park by a disgruntled Democrat."

    No Republican senator should have to live in fear that he’ll be beaten while mowing his lawn because of who he is.

  169. @Undocumented Shopper
    Being a Democratic politician is very stressful nowadays. As soon as the latest outrage happens, they have to interrupt their activities and virtue signal on Twitter. Then there is competition - what if another politician's tweet is more virtuous than yours?

    Absolutely, you don’t want to be the one who doesn’t get a tweet on the record.

  170. @The Last Real Calvinist

    Being a Democratic politician is very stressful nowadays. As soon as the latest outrage happens, they have to interrupt their activities and virtue signal on Twitter. Then there is competition – what if another politician’s tweet is more virtuous than yours?

     

    Great comment. That string of Dem-pol tweets emits a whiff of the ongoing near-panic that must reign in their operations. The virtue-signaling treadmill never stops, and they can never, ever get off.

    I think it just grates more because in ordinary constituent or class politics it’s rarely implied to be transcendental. With ‘woke’ politics it’s basically religion and an old politician trying to appear morally pure on social media is something no PR can cover up looking dumb and transparent.

    With traditional politics, even if we know the pol’s heart isn’t in it, they can still get results, they’re not obliged to be people we respect morally. But when all you’re trying to do is appear as if you care, it falls hollow and looks pathetic.

  171. Google News is putting articles about the Jussie Smollett “possible hate crime” in the “Entertainment” category.

    That’s like a Freudian slip.
    Just another dumb algorithm.
    Reminds me of that incident in which Google Images algorithms classified Blacks as gorillas.

  172. @Undocumented Shopper
    Thank you. I tried to make it humorous, but the reality is that our civilization is in reverse gear and accelerating. Any hoax, no matter how absurd, is instantly believed.

    We are back to the days of Salem Witch Trials, Host Desecration and Blood Libel.

    Some people say only a Pinochet-like dictatorship can save us.
    I hope they are wrong.
    Nevertheless, a significant proportion of the US population deserves to be declared legally incapacitated due to multiple mental diseases.

    . . . the reality is that our civilization is in reverse gear and accelerating. Any hoax, no matter how absurd, is instantly believed.

    We are back to the days of Salem Witch Trials, Host Desecration and Blood Libel.

    Some people say only a Pinochet-like dictatorship can save us.
    I hope they are wrong.

    More and more people are recognizing the essentially religious fear and fury that drive our decaying culture’s most fervent ‘reformers’.

    You couple this with the recent affirmations of the at-birth (or even now, seemingly, post-birth) slaughter of innocents in New York and Virginia, and you can detect, underneath the cloying perfume that is virtue signaling, the sulphuric stench of the demonic. Moloch must have his sacrifices.

    Ultimately, only God can remove and replace the idol factory in each human heart.

  173. @ben tillman
    Some retard in the US Senate claimed that Trump was "literally petrified" a few weeks back.

    In his tweet above, Smollett calls DJT “literal shit.” Haha.

  174. @Hail

    Smollett told the police that the attackers yelled “this is MAGA country,”
     
    Not plausible.

    What is the punishment if it is proved that he is pulling a hoax?

    Who is Jussie Smollett? (What a name!)
    https://consequenceofsound.files.wordpress.com/2019/01/jussie-smollett.png

    His mother is African-American. His father was Jewish (his family emigrated from Russia and Poland).
     
    Uh oh...

    Oh for Christ’s sake! He’s gay, he’s black, he happens to be promoting a one-man show by sheerest coincidence, he conveniently gets “attacked” by MAGA-hat kids after posting a particularly deranged series of anti-Trump tweets, and now we learn he comes complete with the ultimate get-out-of-jail free: he’s a Jew. Since Pop can’t be a native elder banging a drum, can he at least be the Rebbe of Chelm?

    As for all the political bottom-feeders elbowing each other out of the way to endorse his story online: Jesus…..these people really want to scrub every last bit of Covington Fuckup off them, don’t they? The only people following this fantasy who aren’t thinking complete and utter horseshit! are actors, journalists and politicians….and even they’re hip to what’s actually going on here.

  175. @densa
    More than a dozen police detectives, some specializing in hate crimes, are working the case.

    Because there's nothing more important than another pretext for the Dems to accuse 62 million voters of hate.

    Note that he didn't include the MAGA detail that night but embroidered it the next day. This is tedious. They don't wait for evidence or even hedge by saying 'alleged'. Now not only must all women be believed, but any accusation against Whitey is presumed true. Prove it didn't happened.

    “More then a dozen police detectives are working the case”….

    Meanwhile how many blacks shot other blacks in the last few days in Chicago?

  176. @Laugh Track
    By any chance, did those two attackers also shout "what's the frequency, Kenneth?"

    If Smollett's story turns out to be true, I'll eat my hat.

    I thought of the same thing & remember few believed Dan Rather at the time because he was thought of then as well as now to be a sort of loon. Which he is but even loons are sometimes redeemed by the truth.

    “Kenneth, what is the frequency?”

    On October 4, 1986, while walking along Park Avenue to his apartment in Manhattan, Rather was attacked and punched from behind by a man who demanded to know “Kenneth, what is the frequency?” while a second assailant chased and beat him. As the assailant pummeled and kicked Rather, he kept repeating the question. In describing the incident, Rather said, “I got mugged. Who understands these things? I didn’t and I don’t now. I didn’t make a lot of it at the time and I don’t now. I wish I knew who did it and why, but I have no idea.”[104] Until the crime was resolved years later, Rather’s description of the bizarre crime led some to doubt the veracity of his account,[105] although the doorman and building supervisor who rescued Rather fully confirmed his version of events.[104]

    The assault remained unsolved for some time, and was referenced multiple times in popular culture. The phrase “What’s the frequency, Kenneth?” became a popular-culture reference over the years, such as in a scene in the graphic novel Like a Velvet Glove Cast in Iron by cartoonist Daniel Clowes. In 1994, the band R.E.M. released the song “What’s the Frequency, Kenneth?” on their album Monster. Rather later sang with R.E.M. during a sound check prior to a gig at New York’s Madison Square Garden, which was shown the following night on the Late Show with David Letterman before their performance of “Crush with Eyeliner”.

    In 1997, a TV critic writing in the New York Daily News solved the mystery, publishing a photo of the alleged assailant, William Tager, who received a 12½-to-25-year prison sentence for killing NBC stagehand Campbell Montgomery outside The Today Show studio in 1994.[105] Rather confirmed the story: “There’s no doubt in my mind that this is the person.”[105] New York District Attorney Robert M. Morgenthau said, “William Tager’s identity as the man who attacked Mr. Rather was established in the course of an investigation by my office.”[106] Tager claimed he thought television networks were beaming signals into his brain.[107] When he murdered the stagehand, Tager was trying to force his way into an NBC studio with a weapon, in order to find out the frequency the networks were using to attack him, so that he could block it. Tager was paroled in October 2010 and is believed to be living in New York City.

    Throughout the 1980s-90s, an NBC broadcast engineer with WMAQ in Chicago named Kenneth Steininger was responsible for assigning frequencies for national news events and is thought to be the Kenneth referred to.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dan_Rather#”Kenneth,_what_is_the_frequency?&#8221;

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    A little bit like the Free Hugs guy who punched girls in Times Square for several years before they finally put him away for a long time.
  177. @duncsbaby
    I thought of the same thing & remember few believed Dan Rather at the time because he was thought of then as well as now to be a sort of loon. Which he is but even loons are sometimes redeemed by the truth.

    "Kenneth, what is the frequency?"

    On October 4, 1986, while walking along Park Avenue to his apartment in Manhattan, Rather was attacked and punched from behind by a man who demanded to know "Kenneth, what is the frequency?" while a second assailant chased and beat him. As the assailant pummeled and kicked Rather, he kept repeating the question. In describing the incident, Rather said, "I got mugged. Who understands these things? I didn't and I don't now. I didn't make a lot of it at the time and I don't now. I wish I knew who did it and why, but I have no idea."[104] Until the crime was resolved years later, Rather's description of the bizarre crime led some to doubt the veracity of his account,[105] although the doorman and building supervisor who rescued Rather fully confirmed his version of events.[104]

    The assault remained unsolved for some time, and was referenced multiple times in popular culture. The phrase "What's the frequency, Kenneth?" became a popular-culture reference over the years, such as in a scene in the graphic novel Like a Velvet Glove Cast in Iron by cartoonist Daniel Clowes. In 1994, the band R.E.M. released the song "What's the Frequency, Kenneth?" on their album Monster. Rather later sang with R.E.M. during a sound check prior to a gig at New York's Madison Square Garden, which was shown the following night on the Late Show with David Letterman before their performance of "Crush with Eyeliner".

    In 1997, a TV critic writing in the New York Daily News solved the mystery, publishing a photo of the alleged assailant, William Tager, who received a 12½-to-25-year prison sentence for killing NBC stagehand Campbell Montgomery outside The Today Show studio in 1994.[105] Rather confirmed the story: "There's no doubt in my mind that this is the person."[105] New York District Attorney Robert M. Morgenthau said, "William Tager's identity as the man who attacked Mr. Rather was established in the course of an investigation by my office."[106] Tager claimed he thought television networks were beaming signals into his brain.[107] When he murdered the stagehand, Tager was trying to force his way into an NBC studio with a weapon, in order to find out the frequency the networks were using to attack him, so that he could block it. Tager was paroled in October 2010 and is believed to be living in New York City.

    Throughout the 1980s-90s, an NBC broadcast engineer with WMAQ in Chicago named Kenneth Steininger was responsible for assigning frequencies for national news events and is thought to be the Kenneth referred to.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dan_Rather#"Kenneth,_what_is_the_frequency?"

    A little bit like the Free Hugs guy who punched girls in Times Square for several years before they finally put him away for a long time.

  178. @binkyxz3
    ** scratching head ** What do actors do? They visualize and make up scenarios, acquire props, memorize fictitious lines, culminating in an illusionary performance.

    What do actors do? They visualize and make up scenarios

    Screenwriters make up the stories.

  179. We need a Federal Hate Crime Law ( another one) .

    There ought to be a law against racist White men trying to publicly lynch a Black Gay Guy in downtown Chicago !

    Line duhhhh.

  180. @PaceLaw
    Let me get this straight: a nominal star on a nominally successful tv show (with an overwhelmingly black fan base), just so happens to be recognized on the streets of Chicago at 2:00 am by racist white men, who conveniently have their lynching rope with them. Hmmmm . . . This idiotic story is so obviously a hoax that Jussie should be held responsible for the man hours that the Chicago PD and the FBI(?) will have to devote to this “hate crime.”

    This gay clown is clearly just trying to hype up his upcoming musical act (great seats are still available!). Oh, and by the way, there’s no video evidence of the MAGA attackers.
    https://pjmedia.com/trending/shifting-stories-cloud-claims-of-alleged-hate-crime-attack-targeting-empire-actor-jussie-smollett/

    C’mon, man! When I go out black gay bashing in freezing weather at 2am, I always take a noose and some bleach. And I always wear my MAGA hat for its invisibility properties.

  181. @Jack D
    Right, the whole thing is so memory holed now that Cesar is the criminal that I forgot that the "bombs" were incapable of exploding.

    Really, it was a hoax by the “bomber” followed by a lot of exaggerations and lies from the media.

  182. @rufus
    Also called filing a false police report. Criminal act.

    Incidentally that subway was robbed on Tuesday of last week, so no joke for police.



    http://www.cwbchicago.com/2019/01/3-robberies-reported-in-loop.html

    Also called filing a false police report. Criminal act.

    There are reports that the FBI has been called in. Does that mean that 18 USC 1001 is in play? A false police report in Illinois is a misdemenaor. 18 USC 1001 is serious.

  183. MAGA country, my ass–Chicongo polled 83 to 17 overall for Clinton. Trump won 51 of 2069 precincts. The lugenpresse breathes not a word of this–takes the perv at his word. That alone should strongly suggest to any reasonable person that this is yet another hate hoax.

    https://www.chicagomag.com/city-life/November-2016/Chicago-Election-Results-President/

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