Sometimes the best political commentary happens when the truth is told bluntly before there is time for the traditional PC screening. That happened yesterday when Charles Barkley spouted off about Jusse Mollett. He said what everyone was thinking, but no one dared admit. This is mostly stupid. The story was stupid. Anyone who actually believed the story was stupid. The planning for the hoax was stupid. The staging was stupid. Paying for someone to commit a crime with a personal check was stupid. Whimpering so people could feel his pain was stupid. Expecting anyone to believe this was stupid.
Oh there are still some die-hards, who are still begging for due process and the presumption of innocence, but most people have moved on. The MSM is trying to forget the whole affair and report on anything else. At some point, someone was bound to pull a Barkley; to just mock the whole thing as stupid beyond belief. By the way, while Barkley was doing this, his co-hosts were laughing out loud.
“Two black guys beating a black guy up.”
“Jussie (sp) “You wasted all that damn time and money. You know what you should have did? Just went up Liam Neeson’s neighborhood. He could have solved all your damn problems.”
“Get cash, man. American, do not write checks when you’re committing illegal activities.”
“I tell you what though, man. There must be some good damn sandwiches at Subway if you’ve got to go out there at three, four in the morning to get them. Shaq, what they got on them sandwiches?!”
The reason this went viral is that it is so obviously true. This story was always ridiculous. It was only taken seriously because the MSM is desperate to criticize Trump. They are even more desperate to document hate crimes, particularly ones committed by Trump supporters. They not only wanted this to be true, they needed this to be true. Cory Booker and Kamala Harris needed something to justify their demand that the Senate pass an anti-lynching bill. It was an easy vote, because the last lynching I could find was in 1981 by the KKK.
The left still pretends that Matthew Shepard was the victim of an anti-gay hate crime. This happened in 1998 and is still commonly referred to as one of the worst anti-gay hate crimes in history. Except it wasn’t a hate crime at all. Shepard was dealing crystal meth and one of his killers was a gay man who was being pimped alongside Shepard. It appears the real motive for the murder was that they thought he had access to a shipment of crystal meth worth about $10 k. The truth has been well documented, in a book, written by a gay man, but the MSM does not care because they NEED Matthew Shepard to be the victim of an anti-gay hate crime.
The reason they ran with this absurd Jusse Smollett story is that they have nothing close to what they want or need. When you have nothing, even the patently absurd looks good. Charles Barkley gave the perfect response. He laughed this story off the front page. It’s a beautiful thing.