American Thinker: The social and cultural fallout from the revelation that Jussie Smollett staged a “hate crime” attack with the help of two friends is just now being assessed, as advocates and activists who blamed Trump, white supremacy, and homophobia for Smollett’s “ordeal” find themselves in the unenviable position of having to support the actor who continues to lie about the incident or somehow make amends for their stupidity and bigotry.
But politicians who went out on a limb in supporting Smollett and castigating Trump supporters have a different problem. They must deal with the reality that they were wrong – dead wrong. And as we all know, politicians simply can’t be seen as being “wrong” about anything.” This is especially true when it comes to the issue of race and, to a lesser extent, sexual preference. There is only one “right way” to see these issues and that is blame whites for hating minorities and straight males for hating gays. Perish the thought that a black, gay actor would try to hoax them.
But it happened, and candidates who came out strongly supporting Jussie Smollett without any evidence and numerous questions about the incident have to say something. more here