Trevor Noah on Jussie Smollett: People Jumped on Story to Confirm Their Biases

Daily Show host Trevor Noah made some apt observations on his Daily Show Between The Scenes on Tuesday that the mainstream media would be wise to pay careful attention to. Noah was talking about the Jussie Smollett hate hoax and how so many people jumped on that story as true despite huge holes in his fable because it confirmed their biases. 

I don't know what the details of the Jussie Smollett story are going to end up being. What I do know is right now the story just doesn't make sense in the pieces that it's laid out as, right? Like I'm not saying that he is lying, I'm just saying that his story doesn't seem to line up with what's happening cuz these guys admitted to punching him so that part of the story is now effectively dead, right? You can't look for people when they said yes we have the guys that punched him. Now the story is gonna be did you pay them to punch you or not.

And from some reports the guys that were paid to punch him also claim that the hate letter sent to Smollett was also a hoax. Oh, and Trevor, I think it is now safe to say that Smollett was lying.

Are they part of it or not?  And then it has to be like well then why did they do this to you just randomly. Like what two Nigerian guys walking around in Chicago's freezing weather and then shouting this is MAGA country. Like so weird things a shot as a Nigerian person this is like a strange...

Funny stuff but then Noah switched gears and got serious.



If I was Trump this is a home run in my world because so many people jumped on board before they even like wait to see what it was about. ...We live in a world where people are too enthusiastic at jumping at stories that confirm their biases and instead of that confirm their biases instead of just pausing and going what do I make of the story what do I make of this story on my own volition. Forget your political anythings, you know, this is like what does it confirm your biases?

(The full video can be found here.) Good advice for anybody but especially for the MSM. Oh, and Noah's advice should apply not only to the Jussie Smollett hate hoax but for a plethora of other similar stories such as the Covington Catholic high school students incident which took place just before. It applies equally as well as in many other instances when the MSM jumped the gun and assumed guilt due to political biases such as in the Duke Lacrosse case or when blaming a University of Virginia fraternity for a rape that did not happen.

Exit question: How long will it be before another hate hoax appears that the MSM jumps upon without thinking again?

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