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Smollett Nominated for NAACP Award, & One Star Hopes He Wins Because the ‘System Worked’

IN WHAT WORLD!?

John Salvatore

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Jussie Smollett’s “award” should be that he’s given slightly over one hour of rec time in the yard.

It shouldn’t come from the NAACP for “Best Supporting Actor” for his work on Empire.

And yet, this is a weird world in which we live.

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Smollett has been nominated for the fourth year in a row, and the star of TV’s Blackish says he hopes Jussie wins because “the system worked for him.”

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From Daily Wire:

“This is the fourth consecutive year Smollett has been nominated in the Image Awards’ Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series category,” reports the outlet. “He previously won in that category in 2017 and has also nabbed three different music-related Image Awards for his work on ‘Empire, according to IMDb.”

Smollett has attended the last three NAACP image award shows. This year the event will be hosted by “Blackish” star Anthony Anderson, who told Variety he hopes to see the alleged hate hoaxer give a speech, admitting he’s happy that “the system worked for him.”

Anderson noted, “I hope he wins. I’m happy for him that the system worked for him in his favor because the system isn’t always fair, especially for people of color. So I’m glad it worked out for him.

Anderson continued, “It’s not my place or any other person’s place to judge him or what not, but I’m glad he’s nominated. I hope he wins because I’d be interested to hear his speech.

Smollett went to extraordinary lengths to stage a fake hate crime against himself. He lied to law enforcement.

He lied to America.

Now, he walks away scot-free – albeit, he’ll have to serve some community service time.

Smollett is the definition of “privilege” in America, but don’t expect the left to mention that anytime soon.

What’s wild is that Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, a former top aide to Barack Obama, is ticked off.

And he’s making that abundantly clear…

From The Blaze:

A visibly angry Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Tuesday blasted the decision to drop all charges against “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett, who was accused by police of orchestrating a fake hate crime attack against himself to advance his career.

“From top to bottom, this is not on the level,” Emanuel told reporters, adding “there needs to be a level of accountability throughout the system, and this sends an unambiguous message that there is no accountability, and that is wrong.”

Smollett isn’t off the hook just yet.

There’s a chance he still could actually serve hard time.

We’ll have to wait and see.

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In exchange for no jail time, make Smollett do a PSA admitting he’s a dipshit

The Jussie Smollett indictment includes one count per crime alleged in his two initial contacts with police. So, one count for saying he was attacked, one count for the description, one count for allegations he was hit with bleach, etc.

Jussie Smollett was indicted on 16 felony counts related to his hoax attack…

I’m starting to think he’s not gonna get that raise he wanted.

In 2007, Smollett “provided false information” to police after receiving a DUI.

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Liberal Legal Scholar Slams Twitter Over Censoring Trump; Declares ‘Free Speech’ Ultimate ‘Loser’

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Jonathan Turley, a constitutional law scholar recently warned that Twitter’s choice to fact-check and hide certain tweets from President Trump threatens the concept of free speech in the Unites States. Turley, a liberal, published a blog Friday that said, “Twitter is now making the case for government action to monitor and control social media. The ultimate loser will be free speech.” Thursday night, President Trump reacted to some of the violence and looting happening in the city of Minneapolis over the death of George Floyd, calling those responsible for the chaos “thugs” and threatened to cut loose the military in the city to get control over the situation. In a now hidden tweet, Trump said, “When the looting starts, the shooting starts.” Twitter then hid the tweet, requiring users to click an arrow in order for it to be seen, stating that it broke the rules by “glorifying violence.” Here’s more from The Washington Examiner: “I am still leery of the government intervening on social media,” Turley wrote. “Free speech has few advocates in this fight. It is primary a struggle between Twitter, Trump, and the Democrats over who controls such speech.” Turley said he did not agree with the content of Trump’s tweets about the Minneapolis protesters but that they should not be censored. “Twitter had the chance to admit error and return to neutrality in the interest of free speech. It is clearly more concerned with expressing its views than preserving its forum,” he said. “Frankly, I would not care about such self-inflicted wounds except that free speech will likely suffer the collateral damage from Twitter’s glorifying speech controls.” Turley is right. Twitter has had plenty of opportunities over the last few years to change their strategies involving the engagement of content posted to their site. Instead, they…

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Twitter Tags White House Tweet With Warning Label Over Message It Says Broke Rules About ‘Glorifying Violence’

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Twitter continues to go at it with President Trump, even after he signed an executive order that labeled social media platforms as publishers, thus opening them up to lawsuits over silencing opinions. The White House poked Twitter and basically dared them to put a warning label on the president’s tweet concerning the violence in Minneapolis over the death of George Floyd for a second time. They did. One would think that Twitter would get the message, but they aren’t. Guess they’ll have to get sued a bunch and lose a lot of money before they finally understand that folks, especially the president, aren’t going to take the censorship anymore. Here are more details from The Washington Examiner: Twitter said the White House account “violated the Twitter Rules about glorifying violence” after it repeated a tweet from the president that called the protesters “THUGS” and implied they could be shot. This happened after Trump first posted the tweet on his personal account early Friday morning, and Twitter placed a warning label on it. https://twitter.com/JTHVerhovek/status/1266363516153364480 “These THUGS are dishonoring the memory of George Floyd, and I won’t let that happen,” the tweet read. “Just spoke to Governor Tim Walz and told him that the Military is with him all the way. Any difficulty and we will assume control but, when the looting starts, the shooting starts. Thank you!” Twitter didn’t remove the tweets posted by the White House and from Trump’s account, but they are hidden and require users to click an arrow in order for them to be seen. There is a message placed over the tweets that says: “This Tweet violated the Twitter Rules about glorifying violence. However, Twitter has determined that it may be in the public’s interest for the Tweet to remain accessible.” As you can see, liberals…

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