After Hyping Fake Smollett Attack as a ‘MAGA’ Terror, Nets BURY Actor’s Hoax Trial

Scott Whitlock | December 3, 2021
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[See NewsBusters for full story.] In 2019, the networks hyped the shocking claims of Empire actor Jussie Smollett, that he had been attacked by a deranged MAGA mob on the streets of Chicago. Now, ABC, CBS and NBC are hiding Smollett’s trial for allegedly hoaxing the whole thing. On the morning and evening newscasts, from November 29 through the morning of December 6, CBS allowed NO coverage of the trial. ABC managed a scant 22 seconds and NBC offered the most, a still meager 178 seconds. 

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