Framing Immigrants of Color for a Violent Hate Crime Is Peak Democrat

 

Imagine it: actor and outspoken conservative James Woods files a police report claiming he was assaulted on a sub-freezing night in Pocatello, ID, by two men wearing pussy hats and shouting “Enjoy the blue state model, cuz!” Woods believes that he was targeted for his political beliefs and is the victim of a hate crime. Additionally, he’s underpaid. Police conduct an investigation during the course of which evidence accrues that Woods was never attacked but instead has perpetuated a hoax. The considerable amount of incriminating evidence includes a check written to — and text messages exchanged with — his alleged assailants.

Woods, though seemingly in legal jeopardy, is suddenly gold again when Pocatello police and the local D.A. drop the matter like the kind of hot potato for which Idaho is famous, but not after conducting an investigation that cost taxpayers over $130,000. But all is not well for the actor: a subsequent special prosecutor investigation determines that Woods seemed to be getting special treatment from the local authorities, who are known to share Woods’ political sympathies. Woods, in other words, seemed to get a pass from authorities because his hoax was on the right side of history.

Worse still for the actor, the special prosecutor finds sufficient evidence to file new charges against him. Now on trial on six counts of disorderly conduct, Woods’ has a story to tell and, actor that he is, he’s sticking to it. White progressives, meanwhile, are confused as history has taught them to be accustomed to Democrats attempting to frame working-class immigrants of color for crimes that were, in fact, orchestrated by one of their own. Indeed, that’s one of the reasons they’re white progressives.

But those seeking an American Tragedy will be sorely disappointed as it’s not James Woods but Jussie Smollett who is charged with perpetuating a hoax so improbable that only a Hollywood scriptwriter could come up with it. No laboratory could create a more perfect embodiment of privilege and Hollywood’s special brand of ruthless careerism. Smollett’s role on Fox’s drama Empire (though not Smollett himself) was hailed as groundbreaking for its positive depiction of a black gay man. (Beat that, Billy Crystal!) While Smollett’s real-life behavior does black gay men no credit, he has nonetheless contributed an important chapter to the almanac of fake news.

Justice for Jussie? Let us hope so.

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  1. Fake John/Jane Galt Coolidge
    Fake John/Jane Galt
    @FakeJohnJaneGalt

    Justice for Jussie?  I am surprised it has even gotten this far.  I expect some sort of symbolic sentence that will be suspended / reduced / removed later just to shut the critics up.

     

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  2. Steven Seward Member
    Steven Seward
    @StevenSeward

    The narrative involving James Woods intensifies the utter ludicrousness of the real story.

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  3. David Deeble Member
    David Deeble
    @DavidDeeble

    Steven Seward (View Comment):

    The narrative involving James Woods intensifies the utter ludicrousness of the real story.

    Mere coincidence. ;)

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  4. Hans Gruber Pfizer President Coolidge
    Hans Gruber Pfizer President
    @Pseudodionysius

    Is the FBI involved? Asking for a fiend.

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  5. Buckpasser Member
    Buckpasser
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    They always blame the black guy!

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