There is. And that’s why the left is supremely butthurt over the notion of Jussie Smollett’s ‘attack’ being a total hoax.
A quick summary for those who do not know about this supposed attack – in late January of 2019, actor Jussie Smollett, who is black and gay, was walking around in Chicago, very late at night, when it was about four degrees below zero, when he was allegedly attacked by two men. According to Smollett, these two men put a noose around his neck, poured bleach on him and shouted “this is MAGA country” among other racist and homophobic slurs. The media, including random Hollywood douchebags, latched on to this and started wailing about how horrible the world is.
Turns out that the two men weren’t white, weren’t even American, and probably weren’t Trump supporters. Not only that, they were Nigerian, and one was even an extra on the TV show Smollett is on, Empire. Both men are now cooperating with the Chicago police and they’ve basically said that Smollett paid them to carry out the ‘attack.’ Smollett, meanwhile, has lawyered up and even hired the same PR firm that Harvey Weinstein hired in the wake of his own massive scandal.
Smollett’s story is unraveling, and it’s becoming very, very obvious that he made it all up. The media, on the other hand, is absolutely devastated that this attack didn’t happen. Granted, it’s just one outlet – Jeff Bezos’s shitty little blog, but still. This person probably speaks for all of them:
Nana Efua Mumford is the executive assistant to The Post’s editorial board. She lives in Virginia with her family but will always call Chicago home. “Empire,” Fox’s drama about a family-run hip-hop label, has always been defined by its bizarre plot twists.
I found this quote rather appropriate for the whole situation:
“Suppose one reads a story of filthy atrocities in the paper. Then suppose that something turns up suggesting that the story might not be quite true, or not quite so bad as it was made out. Is one’s first feeling, ‘Thank God, even they aren’t quite so bad as that,’ or is it a feeling of disappointment, and even a determination to cling to the first story for the sheer pleasure of thinking your enemies are as bad as possible? If it is the second then it is, I am afraid, the first step in a process which, if followed to the end, will make us into devils”
Yes, there absolutely IS a conspiracy by the mainstream media and the Democrats to paint Trump supporters as violent racist assholes. This is the author’s conclusion:
“If Smollett’s story is found to be untrue, it will cause irreparable damage to the communities most affected. Smollett would be the first example skeptics cite when they say we should be dubious of victims who step forward to share their experiences of racist hate crimes or sexual violence. The incident would be touted as proof that there is a leftist conspiracy to cast Trump supporters as violent, murderous racists. It would be the very embodiment of “fake news.”
And that reason, more than any other, is why I need this story to be true, despite its ugliness and despite what it would say about the danger of the world I live in. The damage done would be too deep and long-lasting. This could be one tragedy that the Lyon family — and more importantly, the ordinary people who loved the show and invested in Smollett and his character — could never overcome.”
So, this person, Nana Efua Mumford, cares more about preserving their “Trump supporters are violent racist assholes and America is a hopelessly racist, evil country and no precious, exalted minority is safe from those evil MAGA-tards” narrative than they are about actual hate crimes. Of course, they just basically ignore any REAL hate crime, like this:
On Saturday in Bowling Green, Kentucky, a man from Tennessee allegedly pulled a gun on a man wearing a Make America Great Again (MAGA) hat, stuck the gun in the MAGA-hat-wearing man’s face and reportedly threatened, “It’s a good day for you to die.”
This, of course, was not national news or anything, because it doesn’t serve the narrative. And, out of the leftists that have read the story, basically say the MAGA guy deserved it.
If you want to read more about fake hate crimes, go to Attacks on Trump Supporters. There’s a second column on the main page dedicated to fake hate crimes, and of course, you can go to Fake Hate Crimes.org, although their site has been down for a few days.
It’s pretty obvious that there’s an effort to paint Trump supporters as violent racists. A story like this breaks, public figures on Twitter will start condemning Trump and all Trump supporters, and the media will breathlessly report on every single minute detail of the given story, as long as it supports their narrative. If it stops supporting their narrative, they’ll just stop reporting on the story and will move on to the next.
However, given their spectacular fuck ups on the BuzzFeed thing (where Mueller told them that their story was full of shit), then the Covington kids thing, and now this…it’s getting harder for them to just ignore the story and move on to something else. They cannot be allowed to continue to set this hateful narrative. We have to keep up the pressure.