My new column is about the huge divide between what Chicago police & news media are saying publicly about the Jusse Smollett allegation, & what they are saying privately. Reading the tea leaves, it’s becoming clear that Smollett lied, but will anyone care?
This is a good column by . Smollett has a privilege “force field” being a black, gay, progressive celebrity. No one in law enforcement or media wants to challenge his allegation, even as it looks more & more likely that he lied about it.
JohnZiegler does it again. Documenting what sources at CPD and Media actually involved, believe. A must read. Hope John has this wrong, but he usually nails it. Clear Chicago Media and Police Doubt Jussie Smollett's Story
“there is near unanimity among police sources that Smollett’s story is very likely not true. And that even the media outlets still regurgitating the current ‘party line’ don’t really believe it.”