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View Poll Results: Do you think the Jussie Smollett Attack was a hoax ?
Yes 486 92.57%
No 40 7.62%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 525. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 01-29-2019, 11:55 AM
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Of all the things that didn't happen recently, this one didn't happen the most.
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Old 01-29-2019, 12:03 PM
 
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I agree that it's important to wait for all the facts to come out before making judgement, but that also means not automatically writing this incident off as fake.

He is confirmed to be badly injured, and I don't think that he'd do this to himself just to make a political point.

But who knows? People have done weirder things.
he was released shortly afterward so that doesn't sound accurate.
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Old 01-29-2019, 12:05 PM
 
Location: Boston, MA
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I agree that it's important to wait for all the facts to come out before making judgement, but that also means not automatically writing this incident off as fake.

He is confirmed to be badly injured, and I don't think that he'd do this to himself just to make a political point.

But who knows? People have done weirder things.
From what I just read he's in good condition.
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Old 01-29-2019, 12:08 PM
 
Location: Boston, MA
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Hasn't the Left learned anything from the Covington disaster?
No they have not.

There are going to be many cameras that will have caught this and they will be able to ascertain soon what happened.
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Old 01-29-2019, 12:15 PM
 
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No they have not.

There are going to be many cameras that will have caught this and they will be able to ascertain soon what happened.
that's a good point. this could be Covington all over again.
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Old 01-29-2019, 12:17 PM
 
Location: Suburb of Chicago
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Horrible incident and speedy recovery to him.

As to who did this - we'll see. Chicago can be racist but we don't really see many incidents like this taking place in Chicago. And yes, we would hear about them.
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Old 01-29-2019, 12:21 PM
 
Location: Boston, MA
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It was like 50 below in Chicago last night. So they probably were wearing masks for that.
Mmm, not exactly gay bashing weather.
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Old 01-29-2019, 12:25 PM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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This is disgusting and very upsetting.
there you go again: is it even true? We have seen a lot of misinformed people making misinformed claims in the past 10 days or so
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Old 01-29-2019, 12:28 PM
 
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Oh well, there are cameras all over the place so hopefully they catch the guys that did this.

So, it's 50 below and this guy is out for a walk and two strangers come up and immediately identify him?

Something seriously does not add up here.

I'd say it's very likely they knew him and gave him a beating while trying to throw off suspicion.

Was he out at a gay club and 2 dudes in there had it in for him, followed him outside and made up the MAGA crap?

Again, this is *weird* especially with the temperatures involved.
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Old 01-29-2019, 12:30 PM
 
Location: Florida
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Apparently he received death threats in letters sent to him last week with homophobic & racial slurs so this looks like it was a targeted attack. The FBI is investigating.
Of course the MAGA conspiracy theorists have arrived.

As to what he was doing at 2 AM???...He was at a Subway shop getting food after getting in from the airport.

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