Saturday February 23, 2019

Archive for the ‘Politics’ Category

Some celebs start to backtrack support for Jussie Smollett

It’s time to eat crow for the hordes of politicians and celebrities who rushed to condemn the Jussie Smollett “hate attack.’’ Some were walking back their words or deleting old tweets this week — while others turned silent — as cops detailed how he allegedly staged the attack on himself:  More…

The list of bogus ‘hate crimes’ in Trump era is long

In the wake of the arrest of actor Jussie Smollett, who was charged with staging his own racist and homophobic attack, here are just some of the other crimes that have been given prominent play by the media since the 2016 election — often accompanied by politicians decrying, “This is America today” — that turned out to be frauds:  More…

Jussie Smollett Returns to ‘Empire’ Set After Posting Bail

Jussie Smollett is back on the set of “Empire” in Chicago following his release from police custody on Thursday, Variety has learned. Smollett was released after posting bail in Chicago after police charged him with staging what was originally reported as a hate crime last month. He was originally intended to film throughout this week on the Fox series, but his role was dramatically reduced in light of his ongoing legal troubles.  More…

Chicago police rip Jussie Smollett for staging attack to ‘advance his career’

Jussie Smollett staged his own hate attack because he was “dissatisfied” with his salary, the Chicago police superintendent said on Thursday — as he excoriated the “Empire” star for taking “advantage of the pain and anger and racism to advance his career.”  More…

Why Amazon’s Queens fiasco is reminiscent of an old Bronx flub

It’s déjà vu all over again. A decade ago, The Bronx was poised for the retail redevelopment of the Kingsbridge Armory. There were many neighborhood critics, including unions, at the time. Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. railed against the plan for future stores to pay the demanded $10, stating in effect that no jobs were better than low-paying jobs.  More…

Cook County state’s attorney recuses herself from Jussie Smollett case

The Cook County state’s attorney has recused herself from the investigation surrounding Jussie Smollett, as Chicago police continue to dig into the alleged hate crime attack the actor claims occurred last month. State’s Attorney Kim Foxx recused herself on Tuesday, but it was not immediately clear why. First Assistant State’s Attorney Joseph Magats will take over the case as acting state’s attorney.  More…

Nick Sandmann’s Lawyers File Massive Lawsuit Against The Washington Post

Lawyers representing Covington Catholic High School student Nick Sandmann filed a massive $250 million lawsuit against The Washington Post on Tuesday and warned, "this is only the beginning."  More…

Robin Roberts says cops felt Jussie Smollett was credible at time of interview

“Good Morning America” co-host Robin Roberts addressed on Monday’s show her exclusive interview with Jussie Smollett, saying that Chicago police believed the “Empire” actor was credible at the time of their sit-down. “When I sat down with Jussie it was Tuesday night in Chicago, at the time to give his first account, publicly give his first account of what he said happened,” Roberts said.  More…

Jussie Smollett reveals the left’s greatest weakness

Conservatives may have a hard time isolating one thing that can be considered the greatest weakness of the left: intellectual weakness. The left’s desire to believe anything that paints Trump supporters in a negative light blinds them to obvious falsehoods. Jussie Smollett’s story was difficult for rational people to believe, but hatred for MAGA makes otherwise rational people unhinged and gullible.  More…

Nick Sandmann’s Lawyer Plans To Sue Nathan Phillips For Defamation

An attorney representing Nick Sandmann, the 16-year-old Covington Catholic High School student who was smeared as a bigot when he was, in fact, the victim, will be suing Nathan Phillips, the Native American activist who lied about his encounter with the teen.  More…

Jussie Smollett case: Brothers tell cops they were paid to stage attack

Two Nigerian brothers told Chicago police investigators that they were paid by “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett to stage an attack on him. Police found records in the Chicago home of one of the men that showed they purchased rope from a hardware store that was used in the alleged attack  More…

Amazon pulls out of $3 billion deal to bring HQ2 to New York City

Amazon said Thursday it was bailing on locating its new campus in Queens, dealing a devastating blow to Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Bill de Blasio and costing the region up to 25,000 high-paying jobs.  More…

Katy Perry ‘Blackface’ Shoe to Be Pulled from Shelves

Katy Perry’s shoe that is under scrutiny for resembling blackface is about to be yanked. Katy’s got a whole shoe line for sale at retailers like Dillard’s and Walmart — and a couple of her designs feature what looks similar to blackface.  More…

Female students sue Yale to admit women into male fraternities

Three female students at Yale University are suing the Ivy League school and nine of its male fraternities in an attempt to stop the school’s social organizations from admitting people on the basis of their gender. The women, who filed a class-action lawsuit in federal court in Connecticut on Tuesday, want to admit women to fraternities in response to alleged sexual assault, harassment and discrimination.  More…

Vulgar Message to Donald Trump in Political Cartoon Causes Paper to Drop Cartoonist: ‘Loose Lips Sink Strip’

A newspaper says it will stop publishing a popular cartoon after a vulgar message addressed to President Donald Trump appeared in its latest issue. Readers spotted that a small scribbled message appears in one of the panels, which says “We fondly say go f*** yourself…Trump.”  More…