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Chicago Reporter: I Only Went On Fox News Shows to Talk Smollett Because They’re the Ones That Invited Me

As the tables have turned on Empire actor Jussie Smollett, with evidence pointing to him staging his own attack, many of the latest developments have be reported by the local reports in Chicago.

One of the reporters recently appeared on a few Fox News shows and responded to questions on why he went on shows like Hannity and The Ingraham Angle.

Fox 32 Chicago reporter Rafer Weigel said those were the only shows to invite him on:

Nader Issa, a reporter with the Chicago Sun-Times, and Adrienne Samuels Gibbs, who has been writing on the story for Forbes, have also been invited to CNN:

With the story taking such a drastic shift from when it first broke, some have asked why these press people are not receiving as much attention as one would think.

CNN’s Brian Stelter blamed it on how “Local stations frequently say no to our booking requests” and the process is “very complicated for reasons that will probably bore you”:


Weigel did say he’d be willing to appear on Reliable Sources if asked.

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