Robin Roberts, Eddie Johnson

Good Morning America anchor Robin Roberts now says there were "a lot of red flags” in the Jussie Smollett hate crime case. Roberts says "a lot of people noticed" red flags before Smollett was ultimately arrested for faking a hate crime on himself.

Roberts was heavily criticized by people who believed she was too soft during her exclusive interview with the former Empire star. For example, she refused to use the word "alleged" during the Feb. 14 interview.

Others believed Roberts cooperated with authorities to trap Smollett by asking him specific questions that were key to the investigation into the hoax attack on Jan. 29.

Roberts, who is openly lesbian, was tougher on Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson during his appearance on Good Morning America on Monday.

Roberts was more aggressive with Johnson than she was with Smollett, who is also openly homosexual. She challenged Johnson's answers and pressed him with follow-up questions.

Incredibly, she said there were doubts about Smollett's story that he was attacked by 2 Trump supporters.

"Even though you were saying early on that there was no reason not to believe his story, there were a lot of red flags that a lot of people saw and you all had questions," Roberts said.

If Roberts doubted Smollet's story, she didn't express her doubts during her sympathetic interview with Smollett.

"What do you say to a young gay man, a young gay person?" she asked Smollett.

She continued: "If the attackers are never found, how will you be able to heal?"

Smollett's lies caught up to him when he was taken into custody and charged with a felony for fiing a false police report.

He also faces a felony charge for sending a threatening letter through the U.S. Postal Service.
 

  • hi-liter

    ??????????

  • iWasteTime

    Leave Robin OUT OF THIS!
    She did a damn job, asked really good questions, and was neutral.
    If she would have interrogated the victim of a hate crime on national TV LMNOP would have had her head. She did good.
    She should have been harder on the Police. They let a known pedophile do what ever he wanted for decades but solved this case in 2 days

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Robyn did her damn Job ...... I ain't got no mo energy for this bye bye bye bye https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/09fafa1ff14074237d5e47dfc0543a674ac1d9695de78cc45c3648cbc2d08965.gif

  • iWasteTime

    Gloria got an extra bounce in that meme

  • Kimocha

    I love this scene of Gloria walking away!... Gregory Hines was like.... Mmm... Mmm... MMM!!!!....Lmaooo!

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Damn Auntie is pumping out posts like a hoodrats pump out welfare wombbuggers.

  • Trace da Ace

    nerp.....I have had my fill of Jussie bullshit for today....signing off roses.....see yall in the morning!

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    This da madea skit lolololol see clip https://youtu.be/RQ2y78HYOP4

  • Karen Brady

    *chukles* at this write-up

  • Karen Brady

    LMAOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

  • iWasteTime

    that is why she had so much bounce ... lol

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Azz just a bouncing ???

  • Kimocha

    LMAOOOO!!!

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Dead af !???

  • iWasteTime

    I'm watching this and screaming!!!
    Thanks Jenie
    Fried Chitter-lings took me ouuuut!

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Chile this shyt had me rolling ????

  • JazzyBossyJen

    I found Robin not to be convinced with
    Jussie...She had that I know you Lying face the entire interview... https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/95bc1ed76c5c5baa94b44b256f805f02a683104dc6ba2e17791cac481f7984b6.gif

  • Coy little wink

    Jussie had no business going on GMA...that was a red flag as well

    Now why was the cop on there?

    Who is next...the LIEgerians ?

  • joel adams

    Lmao

  • Kimocha

    Meanwhile....The woman who posted the $100,000 bail that enabled R Kelly to walk out of prison name is Valencia Love who owns a number of restaurants as well as a childcare facility called The "Lord & Child Christian Day Care"...

    Can ya'll believe this isht?... A daycare owner bailed his azz out??... I'm speechless right now!... WTF???

  • joel adams

    Yawl crazy af lmao

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs
  • Guest

    Lordt. smh.

  • Kimocha

    The "Lord & Child Christian" Day Care Center... WTH???

  • JazzyBossyJen

    LoL..

  • Coy little wink

    Yes...his fans are delusional

  • hi-liter

    That’s the white woman with his entourage. She prolly likes the same thing he likes, or he fucN her.

  • Kimocha

    I'm more than sure he's fucN her!... Smgdh!

  • iWasteTime

    They got her name QUICK!!

  • Kimocha

    Whoever TF she is... she's an IDIOT!!!

  • JazzyBossyJen

    Them parents should start snatching their kids out..She just as f’ed in the head as Kels

  • Kimocha

    Chile!...I'm STILL tryna process this shit!... Smdh!

  • hi-liter

    Delusional old lady. He likes young, bald head cats ?, not old hairy grays ones.

  • Tamara Artis-Dawkins
  • Kimocha

    Chile!... LOL!

  • hi-liter

    Madea doing the same walk Loretta Devine did in Waiting to Exhale when she walked over to talk to Gregory Hines ????

  • WutizstillHERE!
  • GuestSTAR

    O geeze, SMDH. What he did was wrong, wrong, wrong, but the man didn’t kill anyone, hadn’t planned on hurting anyone, but himself. Even the captain said resources weren’t taken away from anything else to work on this. Only person Jussie hurt was Jussie and he will pay financially for the law enforcement resources that were used investigating and his career will suffer, he will suffer.

    There was a MILITARY man last week who had a hit list of prominent Dems he wanted to take out, was also planning a MASS KILLING, but the only thing that is constantly being reported on is this.

  • sunni_daze

    I don't think Robin was working with the police, but I do feel that GMA jumped the gun trying to be first with an exclusive.

  • Rayscoty

    Wait.. Sandra is Superintendent Eddie Johnson openly gay?

    The word gay appeared so many times. I got confused..?

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    lolololololol mess!!!!

  • SingleGalCrazyWorld

    I agree...it was all about the story while it was HOT...not about her being the feds...

  • iWasteTime

    Nope. He requested them and Robin... allegedly
    Made them all suspicious.

  • sunni_daze

    I heard that he requested it, but they still jumped the gun for the exclusive. Had they waited a week Robin could have grilled him like a steak and poked holes in his story. Even though we could drive a mac truck thru those lies.

  • MsPam

    Nah he’s married to fellow policewoman.

  • SingleGalCrazyWorld

    She sure did...Robin aint believe nothing he was saying...you could read it on her face...

  • Carrington

    He was making the accusations; she did the right thing by not attacking him. As a journalist, your personal opinion should never become a part of the story. Had she taken a "harsh" tone with a claimed victim, people would've attacked her for that. So, if someone is alleging that they've been attacked, you have to approach the story from the perspective of this person being a victim... now, when the camera's stop rolling, you can say, "girl, bye!"... but in this case. She was right.

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  • Kimocha

    No.... I WISH I was!... Smgdh!

  • Banka

    Scary but funny !!

  • Wreckognize Game

    I think Robin was stuck not wanting to doubt an LGTBQ person as a gay woman even though she is a journalist.

  • wigmon68

    I agree with need to be careful when interviewing a "victim" without knowing all the facts. I do think she could have at least asked some follow up questions about details versus about his feelings. IT made it seem like she was pushing the narrative for him at times. She came across looking supportive, not sympathetic.

  • Wreckognize Game

    Baby! This tickled me immensely. You don’t know how silly my day has been. Thank you for this ?

  • jeniefrumdabloc™
  • bemetoo

    He dl

  • sunni_daze

    When you hear a bs story like that, its okay to have doubt. And I think he used Robin for that very reason, figuring she would automatically be supportive and understanding. Why Robin tho? Why not Don Lemon, he's a black gay man.

  • LYRICS

    This is making me tired.....I just want to go home to the rum and the blunts. I'm sure all parties involved ain't worried about my stoner arse...

  • WinterIsComing

    ???? I’m thinking about having a cocktail myself when I get home.

  • WinterIsComing

    Sounds about right to me.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    Never thought I'd say this but... maybe it's time for a story on Beyonce, or Rita Ora. ?

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    I think the problem is that Jussie is going to take this to the bitter end.
    If he had confessed after he was arrested I would feel some sympathy for him but he won't let it go.
    I wonder how many imaginary friends he had growing up.

  • Carrington

    She probably believed him... I don't know for certain because I didn't watch the interview. I'm one of those people who gets embarrassed for people. I'm the guy who turns the channel on Apollo and American Idol when people are really really bad.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    I think Robin has a bit more credibility and gravitas than Don 'black hole' Lemon.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    had me some rum earlier ..... Gon fry me some fish tonight and shrimp and roll up later myself chile .... I feel ya ..... I ain't got time for none of this ..... rather stay in peace .... https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/c1425c997ed3319b16098cad0d4bebaabde80cd22860d557863b4ff2c949aed9.gif

  • sunni_daze

    True, I like her way better. I'm just saying why not do an interview with your peer on every level, which would be Don (male, black n gay)

  • Well$$Well$$?

    Hide ya kids....

  • Jackie Brown

    Dead?

  • more

    The public needs to start questioning these police because they have a LONG history of murdering unarmed minorities. He is inocent until otherwise

  • CoTToNCaNDie SWeeTAsGolD
  • more

    Stop it. The investigation is still ongoing.

  • more

    Police need to investigate her

  • Rmicu

    He asked to go on GMA and would only be interviewed by Robin. His family wanted him to lay low bu5 he insisted on interviews and performing at his show.

  • Rmicu

    Is he really gay? I’m questioning everything about him now. Jussie is a mess.

  • Bashi22

    I'm not a fan of Robin Roberts she takes pleasure in castrated Omarosa like Angela Rye on national Tv with her ” bye Felicia ”. When she diagnosed with cancer people empathize with her. Please do @ me about Omarosa political view its a Democrat country so people vote ? they like. I am not for none of these parties either.

  • LYRICS

    I just got home, I'm rollin' n' drankin'! My boots ain't even off yet!! I'ma need me a plate of what ur serving!!

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    "Roberts was heavily criticized by people who believed she was too soft during her exclusive interview with the former Empire star."
    ________________________________

    sometimes you just gotta let a liar tell his/her 'tale' ...you see how he got out there and tried to reverse when he almost told on himself, LOL!!!

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    chile... that sandwich...

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    LMAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • sjames

    i watched the interview and i'm glad they did it. he told on himself and the reasons why in this interview. his words were "i wanted them to see, i wanted them to see me" in the middle of all his ramblings that was the only truth he told.

  • sjames

    i laughed the entire interview. when my mans looked off to the side for 10s to muster up a tear i paused n tried it to see if it worked LOL it did!!!!! the only true thing he said in that interview was "i wanted them to see me" well, we do now.

  • VernadineTheQueen?

    Me either! Don’t want no part. I vote for who I want to!

  • EyeEmJai

    BOL! ???? Really?! So blame the cops instead of the parents who LIED allegedly and said it wasn't their daughter. He could've been in prison since 2004 if it wasn't for them doing that, not the cops SMH ?????.

  • JazzyBossyJen

    Ditto it was comical gold

  • dontgetblocked

    She should have asked tough questions BECAUSE she's known to be liberal. She basically gave him a format to spread his lies which included accusing Trump supporters. Why? Because she hates the President. Her career has taken a hit. She'll be gone soon.

  • Wreckognize Game

    Well ?

  • Wreckognize Game

    I was thinking about a cocktail but maybe I need to find something leafy to smoke

  • PlayerP

    And today's word was brought to you by the letter I.
    I for Irony!

  • Evillene

    "Others believed Roberts cooperated with authorities to trap Smollett by asking him specific questions that were key to the investigation into the hoax attack on Jan. 29."

    It would be impolitic for a news organization to question a victim of a hate crime too harshly. That said, I did not detect any sympathy from Roberts in that interview. I am not sure why anyone would say she was 'soft.' I think she was convinced he was lying the whole time.

  • Dun Dilly

    Robyn was just doing her LGBTUVWXYZ crew cover up..it's all good, we know now.

  • Bashi22

    Lol ?

  • Bashi22

    She's emotional

  • Nathan Hastings

    Never trust a dyke.

  • morenYAHdelsur

    Was she sympathetic or unbiased? I didn’t see the interview.

  • morenYAHdelsur

    Yes ma’am. Roll up. Blaaaze up!

  • LYRICS

    ???

  • LYRICS

    I'm a full blown brown liquor drinker!!?? Henney (str8...no chaser) is usually my poison, but as long as my rum is Appleton (str8...no chaser), I'm peachy ?

  • WinterIsComing

    Whatever works!

  • WinterIsComing

    Straight liquor is cool-limited calories! I can’t do it. I have to throw some club soda in my vodka.

  • LYRICS

    No vodka 4 me.....Silent Sam comatosed me a long time ago, haven't seen him since?

  • WinterIsComing

    Hahahahaha!

  • WinterIsComing

    I used to be a 151 drinker but it had me pushing past police, pepper spray, police dogs, peeing in someone’s front yard, and jumping in a stranger’s car all in one night. Needless to say, I stay away from it now.

  • LYRICS

    ?????

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    I always want the interviewer's take or opinion.

  • C Mack

    Your ex lady must have left you for another woman lol

  • J2PC

    Sympathetic. Hard to be unbiased. It was sad watching him play her like a violin. He was trying his best to get that tear to form & fall for the longest. Then, he peeped through one eye to see if she was buying it. -the interview is not that long (I think). It might be on YouTube for easy viewing.

    Look up: ABCNews Robin Roberts and Jussie Smollett

  • SmellyMel

    She was sympathetic because he was black and gay...just like her. She showed empathy to him. He has to live with lying to her. She did nothing wrong.

  • Nathan Hastings

    Are you trans?

  • Pamela

    Hi Ms Nancy ???

  • Faux Gibbler

    But she is journalist. Not an advocate. She can be an advocate but she has to be a journalist first on the job.

  • Faux Gibbler

    LOL yep.

  • C Mack

    That’s what you like? ?

  • ALLMINE?

    Journalists are long gone.. only person I like is david meur. I think that's his name..

  • Li-Wright
  • Faux Gibbler

    I like him to

  • MNjumpoffacliff

    Y'all called bullshiggetry IMMCHEDLY in this garden. I wonder if he'll apologize.

  • MNjumpoffacliff

    Y'all called bullshiggetry IMMCHEDLY in this garden. I wonder if he'll apologize.

  • Omandesert

    So Eddie has time to be on television? How about investing that time in extinguishing the gang and drug problem plaguing Chicago’s city streets?

  • Ronnie Hill

    Roberts head looks like an alien demon an whomever did the makeup shuld be shot, lol!

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  • Grace Turner

    This story ain't adding up and sidebar why haven't those two brothers spoken out yet in a interview, wish makes me believe maybe the brothers had a vendetta against him and did attack him for whatever reason and have been coerced into saying it was Jussie?!

  • Mary

    Robin (nor Michael) ever conduct a solid/tough interview. News is not her profession. She's a basketball player/analyst and lucked out getting the job on ABC. She was fortunate enough to be liked and mentored by Diane Sawyer and Charlie Gibson. Its all about timing. There are several other women of color who are way better than she is; They just haven't been given an opportunity.

  • Nita Pie

    At that point in time he was still a victim so as a journalist she has to show empathy and not be bias in the situation, Now if he had got arrested at the time of interview I feel she would been on that ass

  • sunni_daze

    I didn't waste my energy watching the interview, because I already knew he was lying thru his teeth.

  • sunni_daze

    Well damn, now you have me questioning if he is.

  • sjames

    Lol I watched a week after when my wife was telling me about how they rehearsed it but the cameras were pointing in the opposite direction or something like that and she said he mentioned the camera in his interview so I watched. And what a time it was LOL

  • onelove

    let's move on from that...

  • Taj

    Finally. Somebody said it. I've never looked at Robin Roberts as a real news reporter. She's just a former athlete with a good gig. So she should not be doing anybody's serious interviews

  • Taj

    Nah, he was never a victim. That's the problem. She should have took took him to task and challenged his story to get the true tea. All she did was give him a platform to showcase his poor acting skills and try to to Garner sympathy.

  • Taj

    ?

  • freelancepimp .

    She is also full of shit

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  • William Bramblett

    She was practically drooling over Smollett, fawning over the poor gay boy being beaten by "racist white thugs", wondering what advice he'd give a gay boy. Jesus...she should be fired already!

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