At the request of the accused
“…the favor was to stage the attack.”
It’s a made for TV movie being shot before our eyes
“… if I’m too hard, then my LGBT community is going to say, ‘You don’t believe a brother'”
“Supt. Eddie Johnson said Smollett misled investigators from the beginning…”
Page: Smollett has created a “conversation … to examine hate violence.”
“We determined it pretty quickly to be an arson.”
Egregious, untrue… simply shameful
“I am so racist that I want to turn black people white.”
“Who do we believe out of these two suspect people?”
“…the individuals responsible almost invariably say that they staged incidents to call attention to real incidents”
“I can’t believe you, Chuck.”
“We’re not there yet.”
“Mr. Smollett is a young man of impeccable character and integrity …”
“This ain’t nothing to play with.”
“…a scar that Chicago didn’t earn and certainly didn’t deserve.”
Variety: Fox TV now ready to throw Smollett under the bus.
Chicago PD: Smollett is in custody.
“Detectives are currently presenting evidence before a Cook County Grand Jury.”
“…a sense that playing a singer on television is not as glamorous as getting beaten up by white guys.”
Club Fed Smollett’s next gig?
“…sentenced to two years probation and a choice of a fine or jail in the 2007 case”
“…5 of his scenes have been cut, and his musical number has been 86’d.”
Have they really?
Oh, what a tangled web we weave
“When the letter didn’t get enough attention, he concocted the staged attack.”
Pot, meet kettle
“It’s a good day for you to die.”
“I think the facts are still unfolding.”
It keeps happening.
CNN: Police now believe Smollett “orchestrated the attack.”
A lack of accountability all around
“While we haven’t found any video documenting the alleged attack, there is also no evidence to say that this is a hoax.”
“detectives have identified the persons of interest…”
“Whatever problems exist at the SPLC happened on my watch, so I take responsibility for them.”
Not so fast…