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"And Another Thing..." podcast Feb26, 2019

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FILE - In this May 14, 2018 file photo, Jussie Smollett, a cast member in the TV series "Empire," attends{ } after party in New York. Smollet alleged{ } he was the victim of a (hate crime) attack on Jan. 29 (2019){ } by two masked men who shouted racial and homophobic slurs at him.{ } Chicago Police now report that it was a hoax allegedly perpetrated by Smollett. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

Given the likely hoax of the hate crime alleged by actor Jussie Smollett, its time to examine the trends among hate crime hoaxes, intended to validate a political point of view, in Michigan a hoax case involved a transitioning woman burned down her own house to ostensibly gain sympathy for her situation, think back to the alleged hate crime attack claimed by a female U.of Washington student in Seattle two years ago (Nov. 2016), The Seattle Weekly now joins the Seattle P-I to be web only after final publication.

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