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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, 01:02 PM
 
Location: Barrington
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Originally Posted by Ponderosa View Post
The Chicago police have confirmed the attack, but not that the attackers shouted pro-Trump slogans during the assault as witnessed allegedly have claimed.
That some online media chooses to repeat it does not make it true.
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Old 01-29-2019, 01:05 PM
 
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Very little has been put into the MAGA claim.

It's a big story either way.

A gay, black celebrity who recently received threats was attacked and beaten at 2:00 am, had a noose put around his neck, and bleach poured over him.

That is disgusting whether the assailants shouted about MAGA or not.
'very little', my ass. it's being shouted all over the internet.

even forbes: https://www.forbes.com/sites/adrienn.../#75170aad425a
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Old 01-29-2019, 01:06 PM
 
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I suspect that if it was the other way around, there would somehow be far less doubt of its veracity.
Totally.

And if true, these people are not representative of all Trump supporters. Such considerations are never given to the other side.
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Old 01-29-2019, 01:07 PM
 
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Not a single local news source or any cable news is reporting remarks about " MAGA" as far as I have been able to tell.

The incident reportedly occurred on Lower Wacker Drive which is nowhere near the closest Target Store, as referred to in the OP's link.
Where did you get Lower Wacker Drive?

Local news stations are placing the scene of the crime at the 300 block of E. Lower Water.
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Old 01-29-2019, 01:07 PM
 
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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.
Looks more like a publicity campaign because this would be way too much of a coincidence.
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As to what he was doing at 2 AM???...He was at a Subway shop getting food after getting in from the airport.
Which means it couldn't have had anything to do with the alleged "letters sent to him".
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Old 01-29-2019, 01:18 PM
 
Location: Barrington
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Where did you get Lower Wacker Drive?

Local news stations are placing the scene of the crime at the 300 block of E. Lower Water.
I misread/ heard Lower Wacker instead of Lower Water. Thank you for bringing this to my attention.
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Old 01-29-2019, 01:24 PM
 
Location: Out West
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Dimes to donuts it's a false flag hoax, perpetrated by leftie nutjobs to gin up anti-right hate.

Occam's Razor says hoax. This is why:

The quote, the bleach, the noose...all are part and parcel of leftie SJW nutbar fever dreams about how people on the right behave/think/speak, but the reality is nobody actually does that nonsense outside those fever dreams and hysterical imaginings. It just screams false flag hoax.
Ok, I missed the part about the noose.

So, allegedly, 2 "Trump supporters" were wandering around the neighborhood at 2 am, see this celebrity, instantly know who he is, and just happen to have a noose with them?

REALLY PEOPLE?
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Old 01-29-2019, 01:26 PM
 
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According to the Forbes link he drove himself to the hospital.
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Old 01-29-2019, 01:26 PM
 
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Ok, I missed the part about the noose.

So, allegedly, 2 "Trump supporters" were wandering around the neighborhood at 2 am, see this celebrity, instantly know who he is, and just happen to have a noose with them?

REALLY PEOPLE?
and bleach as well.

but according to one poster here, we skeptics are the conspiracy theorists on this one.
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Old 01-29-2019, 01:33 PM
 
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So two wannabe Klansman complete with ski masks, rope and bleach on hand just happened to be driving around at 2 in the morning in subzero weather, spot the guy and yell "hey, aren't you that guy from Empire!", as if MAGA people even would even know who the hell this D-list actor is?

can't help but be suspicious

Especially considering that absolutely nobody knew who this purported victim was prior to this "assault."


But...if he fabricates a racially motivated attack on himself, complete with MAGA-wearing hoodlums shouting "This is MAGA country!" (Name four words one will never hear in Chicago!) and...


-::- . )) -::-
, . )) -::-
((.. *POOF* -::-




...Voila! Career-resurrecting/enhancing publicity, made to order.

















































The whole premise is so sketchy that Mr. Smollett has placed himself in the unenviable position of having to prove that his story is not a thoroughgoing fraud.
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