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The rush to judgment in the controversy surrounding the “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett, is based on the on the left of the “willingness” to believe the worst about President Trump and his followers, the Washington Free Beacon editor-in-chief Matthew Continetti argues, Thursday.
Smollett was released on $100,000 bond after he was charged with a crime for filing a false report when he claimed he was the victim of a hate crime by two men, said: “This is MAGA the country.”
During Thursday’s “Special Report” All Star panel, Continetti, together with the national security Advisor, Morgan Ortagus and Axios national political reporter Jonathan Swan — weighed in on the impact of Smollett controversy.
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Continetti began, by saying that those who rushed to support Smollett, were the same, to criticize the rushed Covington Catholic students.
“It is a willingness to believe the worst of Donald Trump and his followers, and that is why the people rushed back to Smollett, that’s why you rushed to condemn the Covington Catholic boys,” Continetti told the panel.
The Washington Free Beacon editor-in-chief acknowledged that, while many Republicans also tend to “embrace the worst” in the Democrats, the mainstream media had “strengthened the liberal criticism” of the Republicans to a much greater extent.
“This willingness to believe in stories, no matter, the truth is very dangerous for the democracy, which depends on evidence and patience,” continued Continetti.
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Ortagus called Smollett a “great actor”, but a “terrible writer” for the way he developed his alleged hate crimes.
Meanwhile, Swan pointed out that several Democrats, like House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and 2020 candidate Sen. Kamala Harris and Sen. Cory Booker — first condemned the alleged attack on Smollett, but is now “trying to quietly walk away.”