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  • CBS This Morning Gushes Over Former Obama Aide Without Mention of Role in Smollett Case

    10/09/2019 12:32:03 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 8 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | October 9, 2019 | P.J. Gladnick
    Have you ever heard about Tina Tchen? Most of you probably haven't but if you had, a few of you might know that she was the former chief of staff for Michelle Obama. However most of the people who are familiar with her name would have known it because of her prominent role in the Jussie Smolett case this year. This was why it was extremely odd to watch the hosts of CBS's This Morning gush over Tchen on Monday without even the slightest mention of what she is best known for. It was the elephant in the room that...
  • It’s Not Over Yet: Revisiting the Jusse Smollett Alleged Hoax or Hate Crime

    09/02/2019 5:51:09 AM PDT · by bitt · 35 replies
    frankreport.com ^ | 8/31/2019 | Frank Miniter
    Editor’s Note: A PR firm representing actor Jussie Smollett issued a press release stating that “every iota” of the actor’s story about being attacked by Trump supporters is true despite the city of Chicago insisting otherwise. Smollett alleged he was attacked this January by two assailants donning Make America Great Again caps that targeted him because he is gay and black. “This is MAGA country!” Smollett said the men said as they poured bleach on him and tied a rope around his neck. “Every iota of information … Smollett has stated has been fully corroborated,” the PR statement said in...
  • Actor Isaiah Washington, #WalkAway supporter, slams Hollywood's closeted conservatives as 'cowards'

    08/31/2019 9:44:01 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 27 replies
    Wash Times ^ | 8/27/19 | Jessica Chasmar
    Actor and producer Isaiah Washington, who famously joined the anti-Democratic Party #WalkAway movement earlier this year, said Monday that closeted conservatives in Hollywood are “cowards” for not voicing their beliefs out of fear of being blacklisted. “I have a message for the Hollywood Actors DM’ing me and revealing that you’re Conservatives,” wrote Mr. Washington, best known for his roles in the CW’s “The 100” and ABC’s “Grey’s Anatomy.” “Don’t DM me again, because you all are lame and I don’t respond well to hypocrites or cowards,” he wrote. “You’re no different than the bystander that is waiting on the blood...
  • Freep this Poll: Do you think Isaiah Washington was treated unfairly?

    07/06/2007 1:36:05 PM PDT · by JZelle · 23 replies · 892+ views
    People Magazine ^ | 7-2-07 | Mike Fleeman
    Do you think Isaiah Washington was treated unfairly?
  • Washington Released from Rehab (You're not going to believe this one!)

    02/01/2007 8:15:54 AM PST · by Hildy · 100 replies · 2,892+ views
    Internet Movie Database ^ | Feb. 1, 2007 | Hildy
    Troubled Grey's Anatomy star Isaiah Washington has been released from a rehabilitation facility after a week of counseling for his repeated use of a homophobic slur. The star, who plays Dr. Preston Burke on the hit series, is expected to return to the set today. Washington, who will continue to receive outpatient counseling, caused an altercation on the show's set in October when he used a homosexual slur to refer to cast member TR Knight. He stirred up the controversy once again during a Golden Globes press conference when he used the term again while talking about the incident.
  • ABC, Washington apologize for slur (Grey's Anatomy, Isaiah Washington, T.R. Knight, Golden Globes)

    01/18/2007 6:00:11 PM PST · by EveningStar · 33 replies · 2,955+ views
    Yahoo ^ | January 18, 2007
    SUMMARY: The network rebukes Isaiah Washington for anti-gay slurs against "Grey's Anatomy" co-star T.R. Knight; Washington finally apologizes. The heated controversy at ABC's top show, "Grey's Anatomy," boiled over Thursday as the network rebuked co-star Isaiah Washington for an anti-gay comment and Washington issued a lengthy apology.
  • BREAKING: Special Prosecutor Appointed In Jussie Smollett Investigation

    08/23/2019 1:28:05 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 41 replies
    www.dailywire.com ^ | Ryan Saavedra August 23, 2019
    A Chicago judge appointed a special prosecutor on Friday morning to lead the investigation into the handling of the Jussie Smollett case. Cook County Judge Michael Toomin appointed former U.S. Attorney Dan Webb to the position to investigate the way the case was handled — specifically, why the 16 criminal charges against Smollett were dropped and to potentially reinstate the charges or even add additional charges against Smollett. "Webb gained prominence for his lead role during the Operation Greylord investigations into judicial corruption in Cook County," Fox 32 reported. "He served as special counsel in the Iran-Contra affair and was...
  • RACIST Al Sharpton's Racial, Homophobic Rants

    07/29/2019 5:08:20 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 13 replies
    BreitbartGeniusLives Youtube Channel ^ | Published on Mar 13, 2012
    Al Sharpton in reality is America's biggest racist
  • Column: Border pandering, not Kamala Harris-Joe Biden drama, will decide 2020

    06/30/2019 2:44:56 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 21 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | John Kass
    Are you still looking for the one searing illuminated truth from the Democratic presidential debates? That moment telling America what voting Democratic will really mean in 2020? I’ve got it. But it wasn’t Kamala Harris (rhetorically) whipping Joe Biden. That’s what Democrats would rather focus on, because it’s easier than the inadvertently revealed truth that could doom their political chances. It did offer great drama: a tired old white guy reduced to babbling and a younger, smarter black woman putting him in his place and finishing off his political career. He’s toast. Even if Biden squeezes into one of her...
  • Why Is Illinois Hemorrhaging Residents?

    06/24/2019 1:06:25 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 71 replies
    Pewtrust ^ | June 19, 2019
    CHICAGO — It’s known here as The Exodus. People are leaving Illinois in droves. Republicans blame the state’s high taxes and its unfunded pension liability, which tops $130 billion. Democrats believe it’s the state’s lack of investment in education and infrastructure. One thing is certain: Illinois’ population has declined by 157,000 residents over the past five years, making it one of only two states — West Virginia is the other — to lose people over the past decade. Illinois’ predicament is a perfect storm of declining manufacturing, stagnant immigration, declining birth rates, young people leaving for college and never coming...
  • Google Protecting Jussie Smollett From ‘Disparaging’ Searches

    06/11/2019 9:24:51 PM PDT · by Steely Tom · 20 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 11 June 2019 | Brent Scher
    News that Chicago police charged Jussie Smollett with staging a brutal attack on himself was covered on every network and in every major newspaper, but Google is hiding searches of it from its platform due to concerns of "potentially disparaging" the liberal actor. A review of Google's autocomplete function on searches of Smollett found no references to anything regarding the hate crime, even though the company's own data show it is the only reason his name was ever searched. The top suggested searches for Smollett included Empire (a show he no longer has a role in), Mighty Ducks (a nearly...
  • Google Protecting Jussie Smollett From ‘Disparaging’ Searches

    06/11/2019 5:59:26 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 16 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | June 11, 2019 10:10 am | Brent Scher
    News that Chicago police charged Jussie Smollett with staging a brutal attack on himself was covered on every network and in every major newspaper, but Google is hiding searches of it from its platform due to concerns of "potentially disparaging" the liberal actor. A review of Google's autocomplete function on searches of Smollett found no references to anything regarding the hate crime, even though the company's own data show it is the only reason his name was ever searched. The top suggested searches for Smollett included Empire (a show he no longer has a role in), Mighty Ducks (a nearly...
  • Judge approves special prosecutor to investigate Jussie Smollett case

    06/21/2019 12:06:26 PM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 33 replies
    National review ^ | June 21, 2091 | Jack Crowe
    A Chicago judge appointed a special prosecutor on Friday to investigate Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx’s handling of the investigation into Jussie Smollett’s alleged hoax hate crime. Judge Michael Toomin said that Foxx’s unorthodox decision to drop all charges against Smollett absent an admission of guilt was within her authority, but suggested that her decision to hand the case over to her top deputy was improper. The special prosecutor may end up bringing charges against Smollett in connection with the staged hate crime, Toomin said. Former state appellate judge Sheila O’Brien petitioned for the appointment of a special prosecutor...
  • Judge orders special prosecutor be appointed to look into Jussie Smollett controversy

    06/21/2019 9:12:31 AM PDT · by maggief · 25 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | June 21, 2019 | MEGAN CREPEAU
    In a surprise move, a Cook County judge ordered the appointment of a special prosecutor Friday to investigate the controversial decision to drop all charges against Jussie Smollett. Judge Michael Toomin ruled that State’s Attorney Kim Foxx had the right to withdraw from the prosecution but could not legally appoint her top deputy to handle the case in her place. The special prosecutor could end up charging Smollett, Toomin said, and if the investigation uncovers suspicion of wrongdoing by others, additional charges could be brought. Toomin made the decision even though the county’s inspector general’s office is already investigating the...
  • Shannon column: George Soros continues to collect district attorneys

    06/19/2019 4:31:24 AM PDT · by george76 · 19 replies
    Post Independent ^ | June 18, 2019 | Michael Shannon
    Thanks to almost $1 million contributed by George Soros, Parisa Dehghani-Tafti defeated the incumbent DA in Arlington and Steve Descano defeated the incumbent in Fairfax. Those two victories bring the total number of campaigns that Soros has tried to buy to at least 23. The $583,000 that Soros gave Tafti represented 78 percent of her total campaign budget. The $392,000 George sent Descano was marginally less at 71 percent of his budget. In those two true blue counties winning the Democrat primary means winning in November, too. So, what did Soros buy? Two more DAs who won’t be prosecuting “quality...
  • 'Empire' co-creator Lee Daniels ‘beyond embarrassed’ by the Jussie Smollett scandal

    06/11/2019 6:47:39 PM PDT · by Steely Tom · 10 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11 June 2019 | Mariah Haas
    Daniels opened up to Vulture -- in a new interview published Tuesday -- after he was asked about how Smollett alleged he'd been the victim of a hate crime, a claim Chicago cops later refuted, accusing the "Empire" actor of staging the entire episode to get a pay raise and to drum up publicity for his career. Smollett has maintained his innocence, strongly denying the accusations. . . . "I’m beyond embarrassed," the 59-year-old director and producer, who initially publicly supported Smollett, told the outlet. "I think that when it happened, I had a flash of me running from bullies....
  • Jussie Smollett Will Not Return to ‘Empire,’ Lee Daniels Says

    06/04/2019 7:03:31 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 29 replies
    Variety ^ | 06/04/19 | Joe Otterson
    “Jussie [Smollett] will NOT be returning to ‘Empire,'” series co-creator Lee Daniels said Tuesday. Daniels was responding to a Variety report in which multiple production sources said that “Empire’s” writing staff was breaking ideas for the show’s sixth and final season with the expectation that Smollett would appear in the back half of the 18-episode season. This is the first public acknowledgment that Smollett will not return for the final season of the Fox drama series. He was written out of the final episodes of the show’s fifth season following severe backlash stemming from accusations the actor and musician faked...
  • At least 42 people shot in Chicago over Memorial Day weekend

    05/28/2019 12:51:03 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 50 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 5-28-19 | Alice Yin and Jeremy Gorner
    t least 42 people were shot, seven fatally, in Chicago over the Memorial Day weekend even as severe storms kept people indoors and 1,200 extra officers patrolled the streets. The toll was slightly higher than last year’s Memorial Day weekend, when 39 people were shot, seven of them fatally, according to shooting data kept by the Tribune. In 2017, 45 people were shot, seven of them killed. And in 2016, 71 people shot, six of them fatally, in one of the most violent Memorial Day weekends in recent years. “That is just an unacceptable state of affairs,” Mayor Lori Lightfoot...
  • With Jussie off scot-free, out come the Smollett copycats (Incentives matter)

    05/28/2019 7:30:06 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 05/28//2019 | Monica Showalter
    Actor Jussie Smollett, who faked an anti-black, anti-gay hate crime against himself in the dead of the Chicago winter, and then escaped charges on likely political connections for filing a false police report, is starting to inspire copy cats looking for the same sweet deal. Here's one from New York from the New York Post: A Manhattan straphanger who claimed to have been attacked by two men yelling gay slurs was actually the one doing the attacking, according to police. Cops say the 25-year-old, who has not been identified, set upon the two men at the Chambers St. station in Tribeca...
  • Donald Trump: Jussie Smollett Hoax a ‘Hate Crime’ Against My Supporters

    05/26/2019 3:07:24 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 21 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5/25/19 | Charlie Spiering
    President Donald Trump ripped television actor Jussie Smollett on Saturday, after the actor’s embarrassing hoax accusing Trump supporters of attacking him. “In addition to great incompetence and corruption, The Smollett case in Chicago is also about a Hate Crime,” Trump wrote on Twitter.