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Accused of lying to police, Smollett takes the stand

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Interesting how the mainstream media such as CNN, MSNBC are downplaying this trial.

Why would they want to reinvigorate a story that has already made them look stupid?

Because those type of news outlets fell hard for the original story Smollett told---that he was the victim of a race crime.

Which, as things are turning out to show even more convincingly, he wasn't. He faked the entire attack. He even claimed in court today that he had made out with one fo the attackers before he enlisted him to take part in the hoax.

The mainstream media is now acting like many posters here who voted for Biden because they didn't like Trump, and now they just don't want to talk politics.

I guess it's tough for a station like CNN to have to report the real story because they would have to admit they had reported fake news.

Anyone surprised?

Or, just for laughs, anyone think Smollett is innocent?

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Interesting how the mainstream media such as CNN, MSNBC are downplaying this trial.

Interesting conspiracy. It was interesting to hear your theory.

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The mainstream media is now acting like many posters here who voted for Biden because they didn't like Trump, and now they just don't want to talk politics.

America is screwed. It's not like Biden is motivating the people. But the alternative are the far-right extremist Republicans who tried to overthrown the government a few months back.

In a binary nation, I guess your choice is going to taste like crap regardless of what it is.

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Interesting how the mainstream media such as CNN, MSNBC are downplaying this trial.

That’s funny, it was on new day last night and on the situation room this morning. Perhaps you are watching a different CNN.

Or perhaps you’re just making stuff up.

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GdTokyoToday  08:24 am JST

That’s funny, it was on new day last night and on the situation room this morning. Perhaps you are watching a different CNN. 

Or perhaps you’re just making stuff up.

Last night? Do you have a transcript? Or are you just making stuff up?

Do you know what downplaying means?

Here are some transcript excerpts from Situation Room December 3 where Wolf mentioned Smollett's name once. And read the rest of the transcript and you will understand what downplay means better:.

Wolf: There's breaking news in the trial of the actor Jussie Smollett, accused of falsely reporting a hate crime. 

OMAR JIMENEZI mentioned that Ola Osundairo was testifying over the course of this, and one of the more significant parts came from the origins of when this alleged hoax, as the prosecution said, took place, and he simply said Jussie Smollett had this crazy idea of having two MAGA supporters attack him and that he wanted to put that on social media. 

And Wolf's last comment on the matter:

"All right. We'll see what happens. "

Yeah--CNN is ATTACKING this story.

https://transcripts.cnn.com/show/sitroom/date/2021-12-02/segment/01

As I write Jimenez is calmly discussing some of the trial testimony, and Wolf responds, Omar thank you very much.

Hilarious!

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I have to wonder if CNN would collapse if right-wingers suddenly stopped hate watching it.

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I have to wonder if CNN would collapse if right-wingers suddenly stopped hate watching it.

Ha ha

What do your mean "would collapse"?

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StrangerlandToday  09:02 am JST

I have to wonder if CNN would collapse if right-wingers suddenly stopped hate watching it.

It's the opposite.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/tv/news/cnn-loses-nearly-half-its-viewers-in-post-trump-network-ratings-bloodbath/ar-AALBCKu

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It's the opposite.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/tv/news/cnn-loses-nearly-half-its-viewers-in-post-trump-network-ratings-bloodbath/ar-AALBCKu

Makes sense, all the leftists actually left, and the only ones left are the hate-watcher right-wingers.

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Makes sense, all the leftists actually left

Wrong again. The "leftists" cerebellum wouldn't know what to do without CNN. The centrists left. Cue the sexual harassment charges against Cuomo as they eat their own.

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Interesting how the mainstream media such as CNN, MSNBC are downplaying this trial.

Why would they want to reinvigorate a story that has already made them look stupid?

Because those type of news outlets fell hard for the original story Smollett told---that he was the victim of a race crime.

Which, as things are turning out to show even more convincingly, he wasn't. He faked the entire attack. He even claimed in court today that he had made out with one fo the attackers before he enlisted him to take part in the hoax.

The mainstream media is now acting like many posters here who voted for Biden because they didn't like Trump, and now they just don't want to talk politics.

I guess it's tough for a station like CNN to have to report the real story because they would have to admit they had reported fake news.

Anyone surprised?

Spot on.

Or, just for laughs, anyone think Smollett is innocent?

ROFL

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Wrong again. The "leftists" cerebellum wouldn't know what to do without CNN.

And yet, the only people ever quoting CNN on this site are right-wingers. Hmmm.

Cue the sexual harassment charges against Cuomo as they eat their own.

Should they do the Republican thing and defend him instead? Or elect him president even?!

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Back on topic please.

And yet, the only people ever quoting CNN on this site are right-wingers. Hmmm.

Well, I can understand why you don't understand.

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Well, I can understand why you don't understand.

I understand just fine thanks.

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RegBilkToday  07:27 am JST

...just for laughs, anyone think Smollett is innocent?

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No one bought for a second that this guys story had any validity to it whatsoever. The guy is a joke.

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...just for laughs, anyone think Smollett is innocent?

Doesn't appear so.

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I notice how Smollett talked about everything and everyone except himself and his role in this obvious hate crime hoax.

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I notice how Smollett talked about everything and everyone except himself and his role in this obvious hate crime hoax.

I imagine he's trying to save his ass from spending time in jail.

Usually you like presid... er.. people who game the system. You don't respect him for his actions? That's out of character for you.

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I notice how Smollett talked about everything and everyone except himself and his role in this obvious hate crime hoax

Just wait until his cross examined tomorrow

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You don't respect him for his actions?

No I dont support hate crime hoaxes.

They allow people to try to say there are no hate crimes just because this one was an obvious hoax.

its ruins the credibility of those who actually ARE victims and allows people to question them as being "just like that liar Smollett".

Just because some jerk wanted to attack Trump before the election (who asked him to do this?) and make more money on his crappy TV show while using his personal identity of being Black and gay in a racial hoax.

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Just wait until his cross examined tomorrow

"Mr. Smollett, is it your testimony to the court that at the exact same time as your friend Kamala Harris was trying to pass an anti lynching bill and trying to affect the 2020 election against Trump, that it is simply a coincidence that you were "attacked" by supposed MAGA supporters with a supposed noose placed around your neck?"

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When have I ever supported a hate crime hoax? nope, try again.

Oh thats the goal posts moving....what would be an example of a "dastardly crime" that I have supported?

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Smollet is guilty! He wanted to be a victim to garner sympathy because he was being written out of his show

Also, once everyone leaves this article, and it gets quiet Blacklabel will comeback and delete all of these posts like they were a ghost! It happened to me and others. Smollet probably did not have anything else lined for his next project. He was desperate! Poor choice on his part!

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