Media Spreads Fake News About Attack On Black Actor

By Steve Straub at The Federalist Papers

The mainstream media has widely reported that a black actor, Jussie Smollet, was attacked by white men who yelled at him, “this is MAGA country.”

Once again things are not always what they seem, as the Chicago Police are denying that anything of the sort happened, as Reason reports:

Empire star Jussie Smollett is in the hospital after two people allegedly assaulted him on the streets of Chicago around 2:00 a.m. last night.

The police are investigating the attack as a hate crime, since the perpetrators reportedly made racist and homophobic slurs. Smollett is a gay black man.

Several media outlets referenced claims that appeared in TMZ’s coverage of this matter, most notably that the perpetrators were white and yelled “this is MAGA country,” as they attacked Smollett. But a spokesperson for the Chicago police denied having any information about the race and political views of the attackers.

“According to the victim, the offenders’ faces were concealed,” a police spokesperson told Reason. “We have no record indicating that [they shouted ‘MAGA’], we only have record of them shouting racial and homophobic slurs at him.”

Chicago police have also released a statement contradicting claims that Smollett identified his attackers’ race and heard them shout “MAGA.”

And the mainstream media wonders why we all hate them and call them fake news.

You would have though they’d at least pause after they were busted lying about Michael Cohen and the Covington High teens, but no.

The media’s hatred of Trump and his supporters is the lens through which they see everything.

Thanks to our good friends at the Federalist Papers for permission to publish this material.

God Bless.

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