Due in large part to the lack of intelligence of the people attempting them, certain hate hoaxes have backfired spectacularly in the public eye. Jussie Smollett, the third-rate actor, was caught red-handed staging a faux-lynching and became a national punchline as a result. But until one week ago, there had not been a major public official with the audacity to attempt a hate hoax. Virginia Governor Ralph Northam, who Big League Politics has exposed for wearing blackface during his drunken college days, deployed the tactic in his own state capitol in an attempt to put down a growing pro-2nd Amendment resistance.
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