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Why Has SmartHER News Not Covered One of the Biggest Stories in America?



The case of Jussie Smollett

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The Latest:

Chicago Police announce ‘Empire’ actor Smollett was arrested on a felony charge of disorderly conduct, for allegedly lying to police about being the victim of a violent hate crime assault in January.

If convicted, he faces 1 to 3 years and a fine.

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Why We Didn’t Cover:

  • When the story broke, it had an absence of a reliable reporting (lack of sources/lack of evidence).
  • Our goal isn’t to cover every story, but the most important/interesting news, so long as we can explain “why it matters?” If we can’t answer that, we don’t cover it.
  • Americans are innocent until proven guilty; arrest is a notable development. More to come.
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