I have to admit, I am engaged enough in the culture war that I enjoyed seeing Jussie Smollett convicted of five felonies for staging a heinous anti-gay and anti-Black hate crime to bring attention to himself.
As a conservative, it is delicious to have the self-described truth-tellers of the media and the “reality-based community” of the left made to look foolish. …
It is not like it is the first time that most right-thinking liberals knew something that simply wasn’t true. Remember the Duke Lacrosse case? Many people knew the three white guys were rapists — until the story fell apart.
And we all knew about the University of Virginia frat boy rape case because Rolling Stone told us, and their searing journalism made national headlines. Until the reporting was shown to be false.
And it is not like fake hate crimes are unheard of, either. Remember in 2017 when a wave of 2,000 bomb threats were called into Jewish organizations? The perp was a Jewish teenager.
There is huge demand for race-hate stories in the west, far exceeding the supply.