“On Tuesday morning, black, openly gay actor Jussie Smollett — best known for his work on the Fox show “Empire” — was horrifically assaulted in Chicago by two men carrying a noose and a possible “chemical substance.” The Boston Globe reports:
Smollett, 35, was walking on the 300th block of E. North Lower Water Street around 2 a.m. local time on Tuesday, “when two unknown offenders approached him and gained his attention by yelling out racial and homophobic slurs towards him,” the Chicago Police Department said in a statement to The Washington Post. ‘”The offenders began to batter the victim with their hands about the face and poured an unknown chemical substance on the victim.”
The police could not confirm the gender of the offenders nor identify the chemical substance.
Following the terrible attack, Smollett is now recovering and is in “good condition” at Northwestern Hospital….” END
Say, did anyone notice this piece reads like a statement of fact? There was no “alleged assaulted” or “he said he was assaulted,” but rather, “Smollet…. was horrifically assaulted in Chicago.” Gee, have we just seen The Boston Globe take a step beyond journalism and into fake news reporting for the sake of sensationalism?
I’m sorry, but I am not prepared to go as far as the Globe until there is actual proof of an attack. And so far, if there is any proof, the media hasn’t reported it and Chicago PD isn’t releasing it.
However, what I have learned is quite curious. Smollet attended an event for Kamala Harris (presidential candidate). She was attempting to take a California law and make it a federal law, but she was losing support. Here’s Harris’ pitch, “There is no place for prejudice against people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender in our country. The so-called gay and trans ‘panic’ defense allows people carry out hate crimes and denies justice to the victims of those crimes. I was proud to be part of the effort to outlaw it in California and am committed to banning it nationwide.”
Smollet’s presence at the Harris rally and then just days later, the alleged attack on him by two people of unknown gender and race, using racial and homophobic slurs, putting a noose around his neck, knocking him around and spraying or pouring an unknown chemical on him and…. and saying, “this is MAGA country” has drawn new attention to said legislation.
Does this seem at all too convenient, too perfect, too well timed? The alleged attack sure touches all the right bases that would tend to foster supporter for the Harris legislation.
Chicago PD has been pouring over surveillance video in the area, but has not seen anyone they could connect to the alleged attack, and they did not see the attack either. Curiously, Smollet said he was talking to his manager at the time on his cell phone and his manager heard the attackers. So Chicago PD asked for his phone for supportive evidence, but Smollet refused to give it up?
Next, Chicago is not even remotely considered MAGA country, so why was this allegedly said by the attackers? It seems bizarre. Even more bizarre, why would two alleged attackers be roaming the streets of Chicago at 2 . a.m. carrying a bottle of an unknown liquid that does no damage when sprayed or poured on a person? And why the noose, that’s rather odd too? And what an amazing coincidence they just happen to single out Smollet, a person who has a vested interest in promoting support for Harris and her anti-homophobic legislation?
The media doesn’t seem to be asking an questions, like, could this alleged attack and the Harris legislation actually be connected? It’s quit ironic, if it wasn’t. And why not give up the cell phone to police?
Is the alleged victim trying be another social justice warrior like we’ve so many times in the past that have turned out to be fakes? They were people who conjured up a story to promote their cause using the media to get attention? What are the odds that this actor, just days after meeting with Harris, is now the national face (and a victim) for legislation linked to his alleged incident and in support of the LBGTQ community? Amazingly the media isn’t one bit bothered by these unusual things?