Smollett Hoax was Enabled by the"Old" PC Obsessed Media, Will Truth Ever Eventually Triumph?
“This publicity stunt was a scar that Chicago didn’t earn and certainly didn’t deserve. To make things worse, the accusations within this phony attack received national attention for weeks. Celebrities, news commentators and even presidential candidates weighed in on something that was choreographed by an actor.”
- Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson
The "old" media can not be trusted by informed and reasonable people anymore. The list of these sorts of rediculous mistakes is years and years long at this point. The old media have an agenda, they are fine with that, and see themselves as a type of vanguard of statist, politically correct politics.
Identity politics is what drives the old media now. The corporations are on board because they don't want a scarlet R or S (racist or sexist) attached to their brand.
So reality, truth, is continually denied for the "cause".
The truth is this country has opportunity for everyone, even as crony capitalist and dominated by those who are connected to government as it is.
The truth is this country is founded on LIBERTY and that does make this Republic unique. It is SPECIAL.
The truth is EVERYONE regardless of race or gender can do well here.
The truth is many people who believe in government as religion want other people dependent on the political class so that class can extract ever more money and freedom from everyday people.
The PC fashion/cult is a lie. We all know it. But people do not want to offend. Well, we certainly don't either but it's time we came to terms with this stream of post-modernist propaganda pushed on the public as "news."
Maybe, as an actor, Mr. Smollett knew his audience—the elite media—would elevate him to political martyrdom, and it did. With Covington and now this, a rush to judgment rooted in a false view of this country’s values produced, as Chief Johnson noted, more gratuitous anxiety and polarization.
Mr. Smollett deserves to be punished for his hoax to deter others. The media’s punishment will be its continuing loss of public credibility.