Chicago, Jesse Smolin, Sean Hannity discussed on Sean Hannity
That empire active Jesse Smolin took advantage of the pain and anger of racism to promote his career. I'm left hanging. My head and asking why why would anyone especially an African American man. Use the symbolism of a noose to make false accusations. Could someone look at the hatred and suffering associated with that symbol and see an opportunity to manipulate the symbol to further his own public profile can an individual who's been embraced by the city of Chicago. Turnaround slap everyone in this city in the face by making these false claims bogus police reports calls real harm. They do harm to every legitimate victim. Who's in need of support by police and investigators as well as the citizens of this city, we do not know will we ever tolerate in our city whether that hate is based on an individual's sexual orientation race or anything else. I'm offended by what's happened. And I'm also angry. I love the city of Chicago. And the Chicago police department warts and all this publicity. Stunt was a Scottish 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. I it's Millette attempted to gain attention by sending a false letter that relied on ratio, homophobic, and political language when that didn't work. Millette pay thirty five hundred dollars the stage this attack and draft Chicago's reputation through the mud and the process, and why this stunt was orchestrated by smollet because he was dissatisfied with his salary. So he concocted a story about being attacked. Now city has problems. We know that. We have problems that have effective people from all walks of life. And we know that put the national spotlight on cargo for something that is both egregious and untrue is simply shameful. I'm also concerned about what this means moving forward for hate crimes. Now, of course, the Chicago police department will continue to investigate all reports of these types of incidents with the same amount of vigor that we did with this one. My concern is that hate crimes were now publicly be met with a level of skepticism have previously been happening. That's it was treated as a victim throughout this investigation until we receive evidence that led detectives in another direction. I only hope that the truth about what happened receives the same amount of attention that the host did. I'll continue to pray but his troubled young man who resorted to both drastic in legal tactics to gain attention. I'll also continue to pray for our city asking that we can move forward from this and began to heal. Wow. Glad you're with us. News roundup information overload hour, our that was the Chicago police superintendent, Eddie Johnson. I every time. I hear it it. It's so powerful what he's saying. And what about legitimate victims? You can't have a hate crime hoax. Then you get into every every issue here. They all kind of blend together. The fake news issue. Why didn't the why did the media treat nNcholas Sandman the way they treated him when it would've taken two minutes of their time to verify if what people said are true and get the tapes of the black Hebrew Israelites that were vicious to those kids, and they didn't even respond or Nathan Phillips long walk, right? In a grill of nNcholas Sandman who did nothing, but smile. Eviscerated him. It was all over the place races this that and you got this this hoax. I mean for them to say that you know, he sent that letter because he's dissatisfied with his salary, and he's in custody now facing serious jail time real serious jail time. But what about real victims one thing that really frustrated me in the two thousand sixteen election is all the money that was sent to the Clinton foundation by the by Saudi Arabia. Yeah. Okay. They abuse. Women. Treat them like third class citizens. They kill gays and lesbians. And they persecute Christians and Jews. I don't want one sent from them. At all. They turn around and want to make peace with Israel. That'd be fine with that. Anyway, joining us is Jonathan Gilliam and Danielle McLaughlin, welcome both of you to the program and one other thing, Danielle, you know, there have been so many false stories the kids wearing a make America great again hat. What is this? Now, the new trigger to send people off into the world the violence and mob hatred. No. I don't think it is Sean I think that obviously nNcholas Sandman was treated reprehensibly by media, and he will be to his devices. Maybe there's a legal route to make them whole his name faces knowledge, and he's a law passed. So I I agree with you. I think that really didn't do what it was meant to do with the. It'd be getting finding out what really happened. They were reporting. Right. It's very why did everybody run with the story? They do it again. And again, and again in the case of nNcholas San man, they're all about to get their asses kicked by Lynnwood. Maybe we'll see, you know, not maybe you can't slander eighteen year old kid and call him a racist. And want to punch him in the face and deal with Lynnwood is gonna win. I'll put any amount of money on it. Well, I don't I met this guy ninety six. Okay. The questions would've is illegal legal claim there for defamation which is required quite we have on air. But I would say that the person was reckless and not figuring out. What was really happening? There was a full video. Passionate enough about this for me. This is look at what's, you know. Let me go to our friend Jonathan Jonathan Mr. this is a whitelash himself van Jones over fake news CNN comparing Jesse small it to Jackie Robinson, a fall of an icon. 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. The fact that empire has been celebrate the fact that he has been celebrated and you see homophobia in the black community through his eyes on this show. This is a Jackie Robinson against homophobia in the black community and icon, a beloved icon. And now, you have the fall of an icon at a time when we need icons, we need heroes when we need people who stand up, so the level of betrayal. If this is true. Is so deep you can see it in your voice. You can see it in your face. It's almost hard to get the words out because of how he has been and how heart we were when we thought that he'd been hurt, you know, it's been. Interesting trying to report on this particular story, and we've done several reports on this show, just the facts straight. Here's what we know. Here's what we don't know. Because you don't want to get into a place where you are. You're just sort of speculating about things, right? This is playing out every single moment. Yeah. And cable news, Sean Hannity's gonna eat Justice small. Let's lunch every single second. Tucker Carlson is going to ain't Justice smallest lunch. Every single second of the president of the United States is going to eat his lunch and route is the president of the United States watch every night you well cable news. And so that's all I'm saying. Back on this needs to be that the framing cannot be that simply because of this one case that that all the other victims that come forward. 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