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Trial for U.S. actor Smollett accused of attack hoax begins

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Diverted police resources to investigate a hate crime that didn't happen. All so that he could negotiate a better tv contract.

Gotta say, this is pretty yucky. If convicted, I hope he gets prison time.

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The case got even weirder when Cook County prosecutors eventually dropped the initial 16 felony counts against him in March 2019.

There is a degree of systemic discrimination in many big cities that seeks to cover over the crimes of certain individuals based on their identity. That was definitely the case in this instance in the part of the authorities in Chicago. It was only after the Osundairo brothers spoke up that the cover up was abandoned as completely untenable.

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There is a degree of systemic discrimination in many big cities that seeks to cover over the crimes of certain individuals based on their identity. That was definitely the case in this instance in the part of the authorities in Chicago. It was only after the Osundairo brothers spoke up that the cover up was abandoned as completely untenable.

That's some faulty memory you have there. Your breakdown of how you think it went down doesn't match how it actually went down.

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so how DID it happen if thats wrong?

that matches my recollection and the published articles as well.

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StrangerlandToday  08:32 am JST

That's some faulty memory you have there. Your breakdown of how you think it went down doesn't match how it actually went down.

His quote sounded extremely accurate.

How about some of those vaunted links of which you always demand of others?

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Thought this one was already done and dusted.

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so how DID it happen if thats wrong?

Google mate. It's your friend.

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that matches my recollection and the published articles as well.

Yeah, but you have repeatedly proven over the years that you misremember things all the time. You bubble people start repeating stuff, and it turns into the telephone game except that each person makes it a little darker and something something liberals.

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His quote sounded extremely accurate.

Good for him. It doesn't change that his memory of what happened was incorrect.

How about some of those vaunted links of which you always demand of others?

I'm not making any claims to support. I'm just pointing out that his claims - unsupported - are incorrect. If he'd bothered to try to find links to support his memory of what happened, he would have realized that himself. But in not bothering to fact check himself, he posted an incorrect statement, which I simply pointed out was incorrect.

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yet refuse to say how or in what way it is incorrect.

My friend Google tells me the other poster (and I) are correct.

your move.

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yet refuse to say how or in what way it is incorrect.

Yeah, I'm ok with pointing out that it was incorrect. I'm not going to spend more effort disproving his mistakes than he spent proving them in the first place.

My friend Google tells me the other poster (and I) are correct.

I'm guessing that as usual, you've clicked on far-right extremist websites that wrote the same thing you remember them telling you back when it happened. But it didn't happen that way.

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interesting to watch this unfold. Sensing a cop out

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All so that he could negotiate a better tv contract.

and so that he could push a false racial narrative used to deceptively attack the President of the United States and his supporters. to allow for another claim that he and they are "racist" and "homophobic". It just had to be a MAGA hat, and direct yelling of a campaign type slogan as it supposedly happened, didnt it?

just "white person attacked me" wasnt enough for what this hoax needed to achieve,

The TV thing was secondary to creating the useful political narrative to impact the election. Smollett was behind the TV part, who was behind the political part?

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and so that he could push a false racial narrative used to deceptively attack the President of the United States and his supporters.

He was a scumbag. But he clearly was able to recognize other scumbags. Like for like I guess.

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That got revoked quickly, *eh*? - Keep pushing for the facts. -

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