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CNNís Van Jones compares Jussie Smollett to Jackie Robinson: ĎThis is the fall of an iconí
FoxNews.com ^ | Feb 21, 2019 | Brian Flood | Fox News

Posted on 02/21/2019 10:09:23 AM PST by ETL

Moments after Chicago cops laid out their case against Smollett, the CNN pundit made the eyebrow-raising comparison during a conversation with anchor Kate Bolduan.

“This is the fall of an icon and I don’t think people understand how important he has been in the black community.

‘Empire’ as a show, to have him as a beloved character, I think did a great deal to knock back homophobia in the black community,” Jones said.

“The fact that he has been celebrated and you see homophobia in the black community through his eyes on the show, this is a Jackie Robinson against homophobia.”

As for Smollett, 36, he is accused of orchestrating an elaborate hoax involving two "bogus" hate crimes -- one involving an alleged attack, and one involving a threatening letter -- all in order to get a pay raise.

Chicago police Superintendent Eddie Johnson said Smollett orchestrated a "phony attack" in order to take "advantage of the pain and anger of racism to promote his career" during a press conference on Thursday.

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"this is a Jackie Robinson against homophobia." --communist Van Jones, on CNN (Communist (fake) News Network)

As far as I know, Jackie never concocted any fake crimes to advance the cause.

1 posted on 02/21/2019 10:09:23 AM PST by ETL
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2 posted on 02/21/2019 10:10:20 AM PST by ETL (Obama-Hillary, REAL Russia collusion! Uranium-One Deal, Missile Defense, Iran Deal, Nukes: Click ETL)
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Yeah, I bet all the bruthas like the gay son the best of all the characters on the show. /s


3 posted on 02/21/2019 10:11:39 AM PST by Sans-Culotte (If it weren't for fake hate crimes, there would be no hate crimes at all.)
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I never heard of him or his show until 3 weeks ago.

I wasn’t an icon before today. Now he is.


4 posted on 02/21/2019 10:12:21 AM PST by outpostinmass2
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To: Sans-Culotte

LOL

The only ‘community’ more opposed to homosexuality are the Muslims.


5 posted on 02/21/2019 10:13:08 AM PST by relictele
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To: ETL

Jesse Jackson gave an elegy at Jackie Robinson’s funeral. I remember his refrain, a touching one: “He’s rounded third and headed for home”.


6 posted on 02/21/2019 10:13:32 AM PST by cymbeline
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Pity Robinson is no longer with us to put this vile commie in his place.


7 posted on 02/21/2019 10:14:04 AM PST by Olog-hai ("No Republican, no matter how liberal, is going to woo a Democratic vote." -- Ronald Reagan, 1960)
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To: ETL

Has CNN or Nike offered him a job yet?


8 posted on 02/21/2019 10:15:03 AM PST by treetopsandroofs
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9 posted on 02/21/2019 10:15:06 AM PST by Grampa Dave (Stop Medieval Diseases With A Medieval Wall: Illegal migration is leading to a wave of outbreaks!!!!)
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Jones was married to a White woman until recently


10 posted on 02/21/2019 10:16:00 AM PST by combat_boots (God bless Israel and all who protect and defend her! Merry Christmas! In God We Trust!)
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I wonder if Jussie is related to Rahm.

http://www.wikinetworth.com/celebrities/joel-smollett-wiki-age-ethnicity-cancer-father-janet-smollett.html

Jussie’s father:

Short Bio
Joel Smollett was born in 1956 to his parents Molly Hirschenson and Peter Smollett. His family shares Ashkenazi Jewish ethnicity and hails from Romania, Russia, and Poland. Although his grandparents David Smollett and Dawley Levy were the Roman Jewish immigrant, he carried white ethnicity.

https://www.geni.com/people/Jacob-Smollett/6000000086793970398

Jacob Smollett (Smolovitz)
Birthdate: circa 1864
Birthplace: County, Romania
Death:
Immediate Family:
Husband of Rebecca Smollett
Father of David Smollett

http://ethnicelebs.com/rahm-emanuel

Birth Name: Rahm Israel Emanuel

Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish

Rahm’s maternal grandfather was Chaim/Herman Smulevitz (the son of Morris Smulevitz and Goldie/Goldy Shrotzky). Chaim was born in Russia. Morris was the son of Nosson Smolovitz and Puah.

https://www.geni.com/people/Nosson-Smolovitz/6000000005014504917

Nosson Smolovitz
Birthdate: estimated between 1818 and 1878
Death:
Immediate Family:
Husband of Puah Smolovitz
Father of Leah Flanzbaum; Morris Smulevitz; Isadore Lovitt (nee Smolovitz); Private; Private and 1 other

1875
May 17, 1875
Birth of Isadore Lovitt (nee Smolovitz)
Balti, Moldova


11 posted on 02/21/2019 10:16:41 AM PST by maggief
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Van Jones also said Trump’s speech was a disjointed mess full of dog poop.

Van Jones has very little grasp of reality. He’s in the lunatic fringe, and openly communist. Yet CNN gives him a platform to spew out nonsense. Go figure.


12 posted on 02/21/2019 10:18:26 AM PST by Dilbert San Diego
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Van Jones is delusional. I doubt that most people knew who Smollet was until this hate crime hoax took place.


13 posted on 02/21/2019 10:20:07 AM PST by MeganC (There is nothing feminine about feminism.)
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I never heard of him or his show until 3 weeks ago.

Same here. Until this hoax, I was totally unaware of the existence of either "Empire" or Smollett.
14 posted on 02/21/2019 10:23:14 AM PST by irishjuggler
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To: ETL

“Icon”?

Only for losers.


15 posted on 02/21/2019 10:23:36 AM PST by simpson96
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I doubt that most people knew who Smollet was until this hate crime hoax took place.

I certainly didn't. Now if you google® "hate crime", this loser's picture pops up. I guess he's (in)famous now.

16 posted on 02/21/2019 10:23:54 AM PST by Sans-Culotte (If it weren't for fake hate crimes, there would be no hate crimes at all.)
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What a disgusting insult to a fine man who lived an exemplary life and contributed so much to America.


17 posted on 02/21/2019 10:24:14 AM PST by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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Would that be the same Jackie Robinson who admittedly refused to hire whites at his Chock Full-O’Nuts coffee shops in NYC?


18 posted on 02/21/2019 10:24:33 AM PST by Roccus (When you talk to a politician...ANY politician...always say, "Remember Ceausescu")
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being a gay black man who lies about his racism is not something to be admired by anyone..lol what a dweeb


19 posted on 02/21/2019 10:25:19 AM PST by aces
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20 posted on 02/21/2019 10:25:19 AM PST by Alberta's Child ("In the time of chimpanzees I was a monkey.")
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