Jussie Smollett

Jussie Smollett Will Be the New O.J.

Roger L. Simon, PJ Media

Smollett will be the new O. J., another man getting away with a crime he committed in full public view. That didn't work out very well for The Juice. In fact, he's a pariah for life. And it won't for Smollett either. He will be a despised person for the rest of his days and a symbol of unequal justice. He might as well have gone to jail, served the time, and been forgiven. Maybe he should hire a detective as O. J. did, promising to find just who the perps were — someone perhaps in "the world of Faye Resnick," as Johnny Cochran famously put it.

Spare me all the pieties about Jussie Smollett

Thomas Lifson, American Thinker

Let's face it: there is a lot of posterior-covering underway by people who jumped on a story that was full of obvious holes. As a Trump-supporter living in a city where conservatives who are visible are subject to physical attack,  I am angry at the fuel Smollett threw on the fire of Trump-hatred.  He deserves no sympathy, no compassion, but he does merit a long prison term for the harm he has inflicted and to help stem the tide of fake hate crimes.

Trump hate crime ‘victims’ are just in it for the money

Michael Goodwin, New York Post

Smollett’s scheme would have made no sense unless he could count on the complete cooperation of one other player: the media. He would need them to swallow his story, then amplify it and repeat it a thousand times over. Naturally, they did, because they, too, desperately wanted it to be true. He hand-picked his interviewers, and played the role of his life — a defiant victim of Trump Nation. Smollett aimed to be so good and so appealing that he wouldn’t just get a raise, he’d be a mega-star and his career would take off like a rocket.

Don’t Let Liberals Jussie You!

Kurt Schlichter, Townhall

“Jussie” (verb): To promote a bigoted lie about conservative Americans that faithfully supports the liberal narrative while being so transparently false that only the stupidest of the people pushing it actually believe it. If you can’t reason, because reason has been rejected as a bourgeois conceit in favor of frothing hatred at the designated target du jour, how do you resolve disputes and differences as a society? The advocates of this lynch mob mentality seem to think that their social media howling is the alternative.

Smollett And the 'Fakes First' Media

L. Brent Bozell III and Tim Graham, CNS News

Jussie Smollett's "modern-day lynching" narrative, as Sen. Cory Booker declared it, has imploded. As we've come to expect, the arrogant defenders of the "high-quality news organizations" are once again refusing to take responsibility for the gasoline they tossed on the fire. President Trump, no doubt advised not to mutter "fake news" about the story, called the story "horrible." But in the end, it underlined why so many conservatives feel the "news" business isn't defined by the maxim "Facts First." It's "Fakes First."