NewsBusters Podcast: Jussie Smollett and Cheap Gas Go Bye, Bye
Closing out another incredibly busy news week, NewsBusters deputy managing editor Nick Fondacaro and I kicked off Friday’s NewsBusters Podcast with some gloating over the sentencing of Jussie Smollett — the far-left actor who faked a hate crime on a January 2019 Chicago night in subzero temperatures — and the liberal media’s complicity in his lies. We were then joined by NewsBusters…
Roberts, Who Promoted Smollett Hoax, Skips Out on Sentencing Coverage
Another embarrassing chapter in the Jussie Smollett hoax case unfolded on Thursday and, once again, the chief cheerleader for the fraudulent claims was absent from covering it. In 2019, Good Morning America co-host Robin Roberts devoted almost 18 minutes to Smollett’s claims that MAGA-loving fanatics attacked him with racial slurs and a noose.
Medals for Jumping to Conclusions About Jussie Smollett
If Love means never having to say you’re sorry (it doesn’t), then being a member of the media means never having to admit you were wrong (it does). I wouldn’t write about the Jussie Smollett case and his conviction for lying about a hoax he perpetrated if it didn’t reflect something seriously wrong in the culture. Smollett was convicted in Chicago last week of faking an attack by a supposed…
Rewind: Many Idiot Celebs Backed Smollett and His ‘MAGA Country’ Hoax
In a turn of events literally everyone except famous liberals saw coming, Jussie Smollett was just convicted for the famous race hoax he committed in 2019. The details didn’t add up from the beginning, but a bunch of celebrities sided with the boy who cried “MAGA.” Gosh, do they look downright stupid now.
Smollett Convicted of Hoax, CNN Turns It Into Fierce Attack on Hannity
When Jussie Smollett was convicted on five of six counts for his hate-crime hoaxing in Chicago, CNN's "Reliable Sources" newsletter on the media didn't spend some time eating humble pie about being swindled. Instead, Oliver Darcy turned the occasion into an attack on Sean Hannity and the right-wingers. Like everything that happens calls for an attack on the right-wingers.
Absurd: 'View' Hosts Defend Media Buying Smollett's 'Believable' Hoax
Just when you think the hosts of The View can’t get any more divorced from reality, they do. The liberal hosts defended the media and Democrats, on Friday's show, for their ardent defense and belief in actor Jussie Smollett's fake hate crime story that quickly unraveled back in 2019. The actor, who accused Trump supporters of assaulting him in the middle of the night in downtown…
FINALLY: 666 Days Later, GMA Returns to the Smollett Hoax Scandal
Finally. It only took 666 days (insert your own joke about that specific number), but the hosts and journalists at Good Morning America have returned to Jussie Smollett and the hoax controversy surrounding him. Before Friday, GMA last covered Smollett’s crumbling 2019 claims of a MAGA mob with a noose attacking him on February 12, 2020.
EMBARRASSED: Why Has GMA Gone 665 Days Since Covering Jussie Smollett?
The Jussie Smollett hoax trial went to the jury on Wednesday, but you wouldn’t know it on Good Morning America. Since the start of the trial, the ABC show has offered ZERO coverage of the claims that the actor lied about a MAGA mob assaulting him. It seems as though GMA’s reporters and hosts are embarrassed of their past credulous, fawning interview with Smollett.
CNN Continues Coverup of Don Lemon Tipping Off Smollett on Cops
CNN was finally forced to fire Chris Cuomo over the extensive assistance the prime-time host provided to brother Andrew regarding his various scandals. So you might think that "The Most Trusted Name in News" would be on high alert to avoid any similar journalistic malpractice by its anchors. But incredibly, as our Nicholas Fondacaro has reported, CNN permitted Don Lemon on his show last…
ASHAMED: ABC Wants You to Forget Its Embarrassing Smollett Reporting
It seems as though ABC News journalists and executives are still capable of feeling shame. How else to explain the network’s attempt to make everyone forget their initial (and very excited) coverage of Jussie Smollett's claims that a MAGA-loving mob assaulted him on a frigid Chicago night in 2018? In 2021, ABC is attempting to bury the story.
Nets Hyped Fake Smollett Attack as 'MAGA' Terror, Bury Hoax Trial
In 2019, the networks hyped the shocking claims of Empire actor Jussie Smollett, that he had been attacked by a deranged MAGA mob on the streets of Chicago. Now, ABC, CBS and NBC are hiding Smollett’s trial for hoaxing the whole thing. In the first week, from November 29 through the morning of December 6, CBS allowed NO coverage of the trial. ABC managed a scant 22 seconds and NBC offered the…
Embarrassed GMA Ignores New Jussie Smollett Trial Starting
On Monday, NBC’s Today show was the only network morning broadcast to inform viewers that actor Jussie Smollett was facing a new trial over lying to investigators in his 2019 media-hyped hoax smearing Trump supporters.