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The Washington Times @WashTimes Jussie Smollett was convicted of providing false information to law enforcement in 2007
UPDATE: Why the interest here on this page? Because it does deal with the entertainment industry and that is my main beat. Plus, I am looking at it more as to how and why the media covered it the way in which it did, and the fall out, etc. Now, there was a rumor that Smollett was being written out of the series and that was quickly denied by producers. But, now they are scrubbing scenes (see below story) which he has recently filmed for the remainder of the season. Deadline and TMZ both reported this. Now, take note that "Empire" films in Chicago. The series starts up again March 13.
CHICAGO (CBS) -- Jussie Smollett paid two brothers to stage an attack against him, directed them to buy items used in the alleged assault and actually rehearsed it with them, sources say. Sources say at least one of the brothers bought the rope used in the incident at Smollett’s request. The sources also say the “Empire” actor paid for the rope, which was purchased at the Crafty Beaver Hardware Store in the Ravenswood neighborhood the weekend of Jan. 25. The brothers, who were questioned by police this week before being released, were paid $3,500 before leaving for Nigeria and were promised an additional $500 upon their return. They left for Nigeria later in the day on Jan. 29, after the attack. Sources said one of the brothers held the rope and poured bleach while the other wore a plain red hat and yelled slurs at Smollett. More.
ON THE JUSSIE SMOLLETT CASE - Tim O'Brien @Timobns@secupp my reply as to those who think we are rejoicing over this news, which is the opposite. Actually, it is more about how media covered this story. The story is very sad and disturbing. Media needs to rethink how it covers matters and leave their opinions and emotion out of it. And the pundits need to do their own reflecting on how they opine.
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* It appears the media took sides immediately about the National Emergency declaration. It may be time to no longer call TV hosts of cable news shows, journalists. They opine much more than they used to. Some say they are not a journalist like Sean Hannity does; most do not say either way. I do not mind if they give opinions, but do not pass that off as news. Now, the business seems to always pass things off by saying what they are doing is an analysis and perspective. Those are just ways of doing opinion that passes as news. ESPN ruined sports this way.
* Reporters these days do not want to be left out of the opinions on events, so they mix in opinion with their stories. They want to be pundits, yet their job description does not include that. But, they do it anyway. So many pundits have muddied the waters and made today's journalism a mess. The older journalists should try to calm the waters and get back to basics on their craft. Meanwhile, IF what Andrew McCabe said happened, then is was a soft coup, no matter the spin. And it does show a Deep State.
UPDATE: It has been reported that Jussie was in New York auditioning for a play which has the same theme as was the attack. The play is called "Take Me Out," about a gay baseball player. BEFORE: For me, this story makes no sense so I will not give my opinion on it and I will just report on how media covered it - - and not my opinion of it. It seems the audience may not know the difference between reporting and opining. With the Covington Catholic kids and now this, media needs to rethink things. What if this was an actual part of an "Empire" script? The brothers had a script in their apartment. This was rehearsed, some say. So, he liked it so much he wanted to do it in real life???? I know, a but far-fetched, but so is this, as it plays out. Go here and see that a casting call website is even covering this. See here. Jussie also has an album coming out and one wonders if that is still going to be released...that is scheduled to drop on march 2.
Huh, and this IS THE PROBLEM: MEDIA RESEARCH CENTER - Stelter Decides the Media Are Not Part of the ‘Weaponized’ Smollett Hoax The liberal media got burned by Jussie Smollett’s apparent hate crime hoax because they wanted to believe the cartoonish image they concocted for Trump supporters and conservatives. The media ate it hook line and sinker and ran with it without…Read More Meanwhile, an extras casting call went out as late as Feb. 5...also, what really strikes me is the same language from Kamala Harris and Cory Booker. And those responses were so early on and fast.
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MEDIA RESEARCH CENTER - Morning, Evening Nets Spend Over 101 Minutes on Smollett Claims Before They Fell Apart Starting late Thursday night, reports began trickling out that Empire star Jussie Smollett’s harrowing story of being beaten, blasted with bleach, endured homophobic slurs, and taunted about being in “MAGA country” while a rope was tied around…Read More
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