No Robin it's not a setback for all the things you listed.
What it is though is another setback for journalism. What makes the media so corrupt is how they believed Smollett because his bullcrap story fit their Leftist agenda.
AOLNews reports a week after her candid interview with Jussie Smollett about the actor’s alleged attack, “Good Morning America” host Robin Roberts has reacted to news of Smollett’s arrest. In a turn of events, Smollett was taken into police custody Thursday and is being charged with filing a false police report.
“This touches all the buttons,” Roberts said on-air during Thursday’s episode of “GMA.” “It’s a setback for race relations, homophobia, MAGA supporters. I cannot think of another case where there is this anger on so many sides, and you can understand why there would be.”