Hate crime? Or just another obvious hoax?

Caption: Police image of “persons of interest”. Case closed.

The most notable thing about the recent rash of fake ?hate crimes? is just how easily they are exposed, how stupid the hoaxers are, and how gullible their supporters. Floyd Elliott claimed that a ?homophobic hate crime? included the word ?fag? branded on his forehead ? except that the word was written backwards, from looking in a mirror. Jewish tv host Morton Downey Jr. also slipped up by painting a backwards swastika on his forehead, after claiming that neo-Nazi skinheads (whom, miraculously, no-one else in busy JFK airport noticed) attacked him.

Fake hate crimes have become such an epidemic that there are entire websites dedicated to listing them. Sites such as fakehatecrimes.org have compiled pages of hate hoaxes.

You?d think the attention-seekers and idiots would have learned by now, but? Quote:

Detectives reviewed surveillance footage of ?Empire? actor Jussie Smollett walking to his downtown Chicago apartment, but so far none of the video shows him being attacked by two masked men, although investigators have obtained images of people they would like to question, a police spokesman said Wednesday?none of the footage shows an attack, he said, although the review is ongoing.

Smollett, who is black and gay and plays the gay character Jamal Lyon on the hit Fox television show, said the men beat him, subjected him to racist and homophobic insults, threw an ?unknown chemical substance? on him and put a thin rope around his neck before fleeing. End of quote.

Cool story, bro. If only one of Chicago?s 22 000 cameras had managed to catch something. Quote:

[Spokesman Anthony] Guglielmi said? ?We haven?t seen anybody, at this point, matching the description he gave. Nobody looks menacing, and we didn?t find a container anywhere,? Guglielmi said, referring to a container for the liquid that the actor said was thrown at him. End of quote.

But, if nobody went near him, what really did happen? Quote:

After the attack, Smollett returned to his apartment, and his manager called police from there about 40 minutes later, Guglielmi said. When officers arrived, the actor had cuts and scrapes on his face and the rope around his neck that he said had been put there by his assailant. According to Guglielmi, the 36-year-old later went to Northwestern Memorial Hospital after police advised him to do so. End of quote.

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It would be a bit embarrassing if all this turned out to be just a case of the Funky Spiderman gone wrong.

Naturally, fellow ?progressives? jumped on the bandwagon almost as fast as they did the fake news about the Covington boys. Other Twitter users, though, were a tad more skeptical about the ?persons of interest?, and Smollett?s claim ?that his attackers yelled that he was in ?MAGA country,? an apparent reference to the Trump campaign?s ?Make America Great Again? slogan?. Quote:

They literally just found two people walking together.

So the persons of interest are 2 people wearing coats. Got it.

Don’t you know there are families of murder victims in Chicago who wish they had a tenth of this effort toward their cases.

When your Grindr date goes bad and you can’t face the rest of the night alone, you try something new, not quite realizing the whole country’s going to burst out laughing at your cockamamie story. End of quote.

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Word to the wise: if you were just trying out the ol? Strokey Chokey, best not to lie to the cops about it.

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