Jussie Smollett and the Media’s Confirmation Bias

I stumbled across a three-year-old tweet of Hoax Crime Actor Jussie Smollett that made me laugh out loud.

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Yeah. I made screenshots because I’m guessing his lawyers might urge him to purge his irony-filled Twitter account in the near future.

Jussie has a lot to say about liars and fakers on Twitter.

And each tweet has aged about as well as a carton of eggs left out in the backyard for a month.

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I think Dr. Freud would call this “projection.”

What do you think?

And here’s a tweet Jussie sent out just days before his “brutal” attack at the hands of two “Trump supporters:”

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Yeah. He’s going to need a lot of bleach to clean up this twitter-trail, isn’t he?

Sure is ironic, isn’t it?

And every single time a hoax crime is perpetrated, the usual suspects of politicians, celebrities and our brave Guardians of Truth in the media fall for it hook, line and sinker.

Every. Single. Time.

A couple weeks ago, @JoscoJVTeam laid out a 37-tweet thread on all the hate crime hoaxes that have occurred over the last decade or so. You can read his thread at Threadreaderapp.

After Trump’s election, this phenomenon went into hyperdrive.

Meanwhile, Breitbart did a comprehensive list of threats and attacks against Trump supporters over the last several years.  Last time it was updated, in November of last year, the number was at 639.

But the same media that amplifies every hoax crime that comes down the pike doesn’t seem very interested in those, now do they?

Of course not.

Hoax crimes like this Jussie Smollett tall tale get amplified because the media wants to believe that gap-toothed, red-hat-wearing garbage people are prowling our streets looking to kick some ass and shout, “This is MAGA country!”

And no matter how many times they fall for these hoaxes, the news media continues to do so.

It’s all about confirmation bias.

Gay, black man says he was brutally attacked by two guys who shout “This is MAGA country” is too good a story not to instantly believe.

Because the story totally fits in with their “Orange Man Bad” bias.

They decided long ago that we Trump supporters are racist Nazis who are fueled by hate. Now they’re desperate for the evidence to back it up.

And when Jussie Smollett came along with his utterly preposterous tale of woe, they didn’t even bother with words like “alleged” or “claims.”  Because they needed the story to be true.

So rather than show the journalistic integrity their colleagues in Chicago’s local news market showed during this dumpster fire, cable and network news personalities hopped all over this like flies on shit.

All the while, Jussie Smollett was spoon-feeding these ravenous hacks juicy soundbites with which to smear and slander not just President Trump, but fellow citizens who support him.

Roberts: And there’s no doubt in your mind … what motivated this attack.

Jussie: I can only go off of their words. I mean … who says [bleep] Empire [bleep] this MAGA country, ties a noose around your neck and pours bleach on you? And this is just a friendly fight? I will never be the man that this did NOT happen to. I am forever changed. And I don’t subscribe to the idea that everything happens for a reason, but I do subscribe to the idea that we have the right and the responsibility to make something meaningful out of the things that happen to us – good and bad.

This was just three days ago that Jussie spun this flat-out lie on national television.

And Good Morning America and Robin Roberts gobbled it up with a spoon.

My favorite part of this clip is: “I will never be the man that this did NOT happen to.”

… said the man this did not happen to.

And now that the media can no longer run from what we on Planet Earth suspected from the beginning, they’re scrambling to make excuses for their wholesale purchase of this load of crap.

Watch this clip of Brian Stelter trying to absolve everyone who let their confirmation bias eclipse honest reporting:

“Hey, it isn’t about us gullible nitwits who peddled this hoax crime! It’s about Jussie!!”

Sure, whatever you say, Brian.

Editor’s Note: Brian Stelter hosts a CNN show called “Reliable Sources.” [STOP LAUGHING!]

Now, I don’t expect anybody in the media to summon up the self-reflection necessary to examine why they are driven less by facts and more by confirmation bias.

Clearly they can’t do that.

After all, this supposed attack of Jussie Smollett occurred just two weeks after the same news media jumped into action to libel and smear a bunch of Catholic school boys in MAGA hats.

They will learn nothing from this.

And none of these so-called reporters will confront 2020 candidates Kirsten Gillibrand, Cory Booker or Kamala Harris for their hot-takes on the Jussie Smollett hoax crime.

Oh, come on. Why would they do that?

Those gals are far too busy giggling and squealing while clothes shopping with Kamala to ask her any hard questions.

They got played because they wanted to get played.

They are so desperate to confirm their built-in biases against the President and those of us who voted for him, they didn’t just want the Jussie Smollett hoax crime story to be true; they needed it to be true.

And trust me.  The next time someone desperate to be a victim while painting Trump and his supporters as evil comes along, they will hoodwink the news media, celebrities and politicians with just as much success as Jussie Smollett.

Because their hatred for Trump (and by extension us) is so deranged, they will never learn.

And they will never stop.

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6 thoughts on “Jussie Smollett and the Media’s Confirmation Bias

  • February 17, 2019 at 4:19 pm
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    What a colossal nerve he had, continuing to lie even as his accomplices were being found out.

  • February 17, 2019 at 4:20 pm
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    And Spartacus Booger wants to wait for all the facts to come out before he comments on the situation. Now…

  • February 17, 2019 at 4:43 pm
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    And just in time for Black History Month

  • February 17, 2019 at 8:23 pm
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    The Dems defense will be the usual, “What’s important here is not Jussie, but that we should be having a national conversation about racism in this country.” Oh, how I cringe when I hear that tired, worn-out “we need a conversation” escape clause tossed around by liberal politicians and their media lapdogs.

    • February 17, 2019 at 9:12 pm
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      And they typically throw around a word salad containing mostly crap thinking they can dazzle the “uneducated rednecks” with their BS.

  • February 17, 2019 at 11:22 pm
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    I have 20 bucks that next move for Jussie will be rehab.

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