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CNNís Van Jones compares Jussie Smollett to Jackie Robinson: ĎThis is the fall of an iconí
FoxNews.com ^ | Feb 21, 2019 | Brian Flood | Fox News

Posted on 02/21/2019 10:09:23 AM PST by ETL

Moments after Chicago cops laid out their case against Smollett, the CNN pundit made the eyebrow-raising comparison during a conversation with anchor Kate Bolduan.

“This is the fall of an icon and I don’t think people understand how important he has been in the black community.

‘Empire’ as a show, to have him as a beloved character, I think did a great deal to knock back homophobia in the black community,” Jones said.

“The fact that he has been celebrated and you see homophobia in the black community through his eyes on the show, this is a Jackie Robinson against homophobia.”

As for Smollett, 36, he is accused of orchestrating an elaborate hoax involving two "bogus" hate crimes -- one involving an alleged attack, and one involving a threatening letter -- all in order to get a pay raise.

Chicago police Superintendent Eddie Johnson said Smollett orchestrated a "phony attack" in order to take "advantage of the pain and anger of racism to promote his career" during a press conference on Thursday.

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To: maggief

Jewish, Black, Gay:

WOW.

To get the SJW jackpot, maybe he could convert to Islam and get AIDS..?


21 posted on 02/21/2019 10:25:37 AM PST by gaijin
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To: ETL

Icon? I never heard of Smollett before a few weeks ago.


22 posted on 02/21/2019 10:26:03 AM PST by dennisw
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To: Dilbert San Diego

Re: Obama’s former “Green Jobs Czar”, communist Van Jones

“in “The Audacity of Hope,” he [Obama] wrote: “I chose my friends carefully.

The more politically active black students.

The foreign students.

The Chicanos.

The Marxist professors and structural feminists and punk-rock performance poets.”

https://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2010/01/29/carteresque_100093.html


23 posted on 02/21/2019 10:26:40 AM PST by ETL (Obama-Hillary, REAL Russia collusion! Uranium-One Deal, Missile Defense, Iran Deal, Nukes: Click ETL)
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To: ETL

Comparing this low life piece of vermin & scum humanity, Democrat, Jussie Smollett to the great Jackie Robinson is pure insanity on the part of Van Jones.

Jackie Robinson was a true “man for all seasons” and a great american to boot. I was one of the blessed Americans to see Jackie Robinson play in Ebbets Field for the Brooklyn Dodgers. He paved the way for all the great African-American baseball players to come up to the major leagues after him. This was truly a great, historical American.

Low life, Jussie Smollett does not belong being mentioned in the same sentence as Jackie Robinson. Case closed!!!


24 posted on 02/21/2019 10:27:10 AM PST by JLAGRAYFOX (Defeat both the Republican (e) & Democrat (e) political parties....Forever!!!)
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To: ETL

25 posted on 02/21/2019 10:28:59 AM PST by Red Badger (We are headed for a Civil War. It won't be nice like the last one....................)
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To: JLAGRAYFOX

Well stated.


26 posted on 02/21/2019 10:29:00 AM PST by ETL (Obama-Hillary, REAL Russia collusion! Uranium-One Deal, Missile Defense, Iran Deal, Nukes: Click ETL)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

Van Jones is an outright Communist............................just ask him.....................


27 posted on 02/21/2019 10:29:44 AM PST by Red Badger (We are headed for a Civil War. It won't be nice like the last one....................)
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To: ETL

icon lol never even heard of him before til he made up this bs


28 posted on 02/21/2019 10:31:08 AM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: ETL
CNN’s Van Jones compares Jussie Smollett to Jackie Robinson

Way to smear Jackie Robinson, who never filed fake claims of violence by whites to stir up racial strife. But then, Robinson was a lifelong Republican, so the media is fine with smearing him.
29 posted on 02/21/2019 10:33:41 AM PST by AnotherUnixGeek
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To: ETL

He blacklashed hisself


30 posted on 02/21/2019 10:35:46 AM PST by bigbob (Trust Trump. Trust the Plan.)
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To: ETL

the world knew about robbinson- hardly anyone ever heard of jussie- jussie is NO icon- never was


31 posted on 02/21/2019 10:36:16 AM PST by Bob434
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To: ETL

“I think he did a great deal to knock back homophobia in the black community”

Quite a legacy.


32 posted on 02/21/2019 10:36:27 AM PST by Rennes Templar (Heaven has a wall and gates. Hell has open borders.)
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To: ETL

Jackie Robinson was a Republican, Smollett is no republican or a Jackie Robinson.


33 posted on 02/21/2019 10:37:03 AM PST by Hot Tabasco (ui)
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To: ETL

Excuse me, but how and when did Jackie Robinson fall?


34 posted on 02/21/2019 10:37:07 AM PST by nikos1121
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To: ETL
“This is the fall of an icon and I don’t think people understand how important he has been in the black community.

‘Empire’ as a show, to have him as a beloved character, I think did a great deal to knock back homophobia in the black community,” Jones said.

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Then, Van Jones, it's a damn sad-sack black community!

35 posted on 02/21/2019 10:37:30 AM PST by a little elbow grease (... to err is human, to admit it divine ...)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

funny, how when I hear Van Jones, I think, “This douche sounds almost exactly like Ann Coulter.


36 posted on 02/21/2019 10:38:31 AM PST by nikos1121
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To: ETL

Jones comment is a big insult to the great Jackie Robinson.


37 posted on 02/21/2019 10:38:38 AM PST by Wuli
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To: ETL

Powerful stupid.


38 posted on 02/21/2019 10:38:42 AM PST by rdl6989
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To: ETL

Just when ya think the fake news media and the sleazy world of show biz couldn’t get dumber...They say politics is show biz for the ugly. And show biz is politics for the stupid. Those lines have been blurred. Is there an Academy Award category for biggest dumbass?


39 posted on 02/21/2019 10:39:26 AM PST by Impala64ssa (Virtue signalling is no virtue)
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To: treetopsandroofs
"Has CNN or Nike offered him a job yet?"

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Nike could give him that one size 15 shoe that didn't fall apart left over from the college basketball game last night.

40 posted on 02/21/2019 10:39:58 AM PST by a little elbow grease (... to err is human, to admit it divine ...)
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