How to Handle False Media Stories – and Truth to the Smollett Case

The world of anti-Trump liberals is a strange world. The news media, which is in that world, now exaggerates stories later proven to be false. How do we discern truth from politics? How do we find truth in the chaos?

The mainstream media along with Democrat politicians drooled over supposed Trump supporters wearing MAGA hats shouting anti-gay and racist remarks, putting a noose on an openly gay, black TV star. They refuse to wait for the FACTS to come in. Senator Corey Booker called it a “modern day lynching!”

As Christians, we just need to have a clear understanding of the ‘political agenda.’ We need not get excited or angered but be a people of discernment and wisdom despite the chaos around us. That means don’t give the media the right to anger you; “do not be quick to anger.” Step back and ask God to reveal the truth. He will.

In this case, Smollett, who is black and openly gay, a star on the “Empire” TV series, reported that on Jan. 29 he was attacked by two masked men as he was walking home from a Subway restaurant. He claimed that the men shouted racial and anti-gay slurs at him, poured a chemical substance on him, threw a rope around his neck and shouted, “This is MAGA country!”

After two weeks of non-stop overly excited coverage and analysis of our ‘racist divided country,’ it appears now the actor possibly staged the attack. We do not yet know all the facts; the police are still investigating. It does not look good for the actor that wanted to be a famous victim.

If true, faking an attack for attention sounds like something a 10-year-old would do. But the media is so desperate to prove their narrative that Trump supporters are homophobic racist causing this story to EXPLODE and became the highlight of news for weeks.

Smollett did multiple prime time news interviews and was given a huge platform to promote himself and his anti-Trump stance.

But then the truth came out.

Chicago Police Found the Evidence

Questions arose when a street security camera showed Smollett still calmly carrying his Subway sandwich when he entered his apartment building. Despite many street cameras, pictures of the attack could not be found. The excellent work of the Chicago PD then traced the rope used for the noose to a store and pictures of the purchasers.

Police met the two brothers that carried out the ‘attack’ at O’Hare International Airport as they were returning from a trip to Nigeria. Police raided their house the same day. Some of the items seized include a black face mask hat, an “Empire” script, phone, receipts, a red hat, and bleach.

The brothers were released, telling police knew Smollet, one of them had been an extra on the Empire TV show. They claim Smollett gave them the money for the supplies and asked them to stage the attack. They accused attackers also black, stated they were “not anti-gay, racists, and not anti-Trump. We are Americans.”

I had to wonder if they saw all the news coverage while they were in Nigeria.

Just Wait

It is proven once again that we, as American news consumers, should simply ignore any breaking news story for a few days until the investigation is underway and the facts come out.

The reporters cannot be trusted. Political agendas have taken over journalism.

As Christians, we also realize that a large part of the secular public believes everything they see on the news. We should not fall into the trap. The agenda of hatred for President Trump and anyone who supports him is being normalized but at the same time being revealed. Part of the agenda is to silence Trump supporters, to make them, us, appear to be the bad guys.

I am thankful for this false attack and news coverage. It has revealed much about the media.

Proudly wear your MAGA hat if you wish. Walk and speak in boldness of the Lord of your convictions and welcome opportunities to speak the truth in love to others who are only hearing a false narrative. Most of all, walk in truth and love, not fear and anger. Leave that to the press.

 


 

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