MSNBC actually let the chief editor of The Advocate, an LGBTQ magazine, spew a crazy conspiracy theory on-air today about the Chicago police all being MAGA and lying about Smollett.
Via Fox News:
Zach Stafford, the editor-in-chief of LGBTQ magazine The Advocate, joined MSNBC’s Kasie Hunt and Al Sharpton on Thursday to discuss Smollett – who faces up to three years in prison.
He starts slow…
“It was incredibly shocking on day one to see the police department call it a racist and homophobic attack,” Stafford said. “As someone that has been investigating these for years in Chicago, that was really unprecedented… people in the background were worried they were leaning into this victim part of the story because they didn’t believe him and they wanted to use it against him at the end, when they were able to prove that he was lying.”
The cops never believed Smollett and just pretended to treat him like a victim so they could use it against him later? Okie doke.
But it gets worse…
Stafford then criticized the fact that information about the investigation has leaked to the media.
“The police were openly confirming and not confirming certain reports and not doing it to other parts of the story, due to the vocal nature in this case, it was really peculiar,” Stafford said. “People have a lot of reason to not trust them… a deep history of openly lying to citizens. This police department did, in 2016, openly, through their union support Donald Trump.”
MAGA connection established! Their support for Trump in 2016 obviously means they can’t be trusted.
He said that since the case focused on alleged attackers wearing Trump hats and shouting “MAGA country,” there are grounds to question if the police are being truthful.
“Many people have felt that they have been so willing to call this a hoax, is because the central question of this case is, ‘Are Donald Trump supporters out here committing hate crimes?’ And that’s what really sparked a lot of the tension,” he said. “To have a police department that hasn’t been as cooperative as they have been this round, do not openly give information, do openly lie and mishold [sic] information in cases and then to know that they have openly supported Donald Trump in the 2016 election, a lot of activists on the ground are saying, ‘Wait, what’s going on here? “
LOL! The police are lying because they are MAGA cops! They supported Trump in the 2016 election and therefore they cannot be trusted!
Who knows, maybe Trump paid them off to blame Smollett!
Oh wait, I’ve got a better one. Maybe Trump paid the Nigerian brothers, told them to blame Smollett and then ordered his MAGA cops to look the other way! Yes, I think that must be it!
Needless to say…
MSNBC host Hunt did not respond to the longwinded conspiracy theory and immediately pivoted to a reporter on the ground in Chicago.
Fox News writes that MSNBC has not responded to a request for comment. Hahahaha I bet. What can they say to defend that nonsense???