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Joe Biden, Kamala Harris and Democratic politicians rushed to defend culprit Jussie Smollett’s hoax

Jussie Smollett was convicted of five counts of disorderly misconduct Thursday in Chicago for faking a hate crime in January 2019 – when Democratic presidential candidates rushed to declare their sympathy for him as a suspected victim .

As Washington post correspondent Dave Weigel underline earlier Thursday, ahead of the verdict, “all of the 2020 Dem major (not Buttigieg) rushed to comment, gullible, on the Jussie Smollett hoax.”

Here are some examples :

The media rushed to portray Smollett as the victim of a hate crime perpetrated by Trump supporters wearing MAGA hats in Chicago walking around in the wee hours of one of the coldest nights in living memory.

Because Smollett blamed Trump supporters as well as the perpetrators, his story was all too easily believed by the same press that eagerly promoted a variety of anti-Trump hoaxes, most notably the “collusion with Russia” hoax. , which would collapse during an actual investigation.

Joel B. Pollak is Senior Editor at Breitbart News and the host of Breitbart News Sunday on Sirius XM Patriot Sunday evenings from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. ET (4 p.m. to 7 p.m. PT). He is the author of the recent eBook Ni Free ni Fair: The 2020 US Presidential Election. His latest book, RED NOVEMBER, tells the story of the 2020 Democratic presidential primary from a conservative perspective. He is the 2018 Robert Novak Journalism Alumni scholarship recipient. Follow him on Twitter at @joelpollak.

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