Brief synopsis: "Empire" (a cable TV show about hip hop music producers or something) actor Jussie Smollett claimed he was attacked by two white men wearing MAGA hats who shouted "this is MAGA country", wrapped a noose around his neck, poured bleach on him, broke his ribs and then let him go without taking his subway sandwich.
There were so many inconsistencies in his story that I don't know if I can be bothered to list them all. This happened in Chicago, white supremacists probably aren't hunting for black people in a liberal city with a large black population while in freezing cold weather (and bleach freezes at a higher temperature than water)... long story short, Jussie initially refused to turn over his phone call records (he claimed he was on the phone when the attack occurred, so it was relevant). So the police got the records from another source. When Jussie later supplied his call logs in .pdf form (which would be easy for him to edit) the police compared it to the official call logs, saw that Jussie had taken some calls out of his record, then they questioned those people. It turns out he was "attacked" by two men from Nigeria that he paid to attack him as part of his hoax.
What's amazing about this is that most mainstream Democrat politicians made a huge deal out of it. A law making lynching a federal crime was passed (although Jussie was ineffectively lynched by a clothesline the Nigerians apparently bought from Crafty Beaver Hardware), people have been crying non-stop on television blaming Trump for the attack for a month and Twitter was being Twitter. Now that it's turned out to be a hoax (this is the third or fourth non-starter for the Potemkin MSM this year and we're only in February) the story may be disappearing soon. Jussie has hired one of the top defense lawyers in the country though so it might be going on for awhile.
Perhaps the best comment I've observed about this is "why do some people wish that other people were getting attacked?"