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Mon Feb 27, 2017, 05:52 AM

Pizzagate gone wrong, Alex Jones now calls his own conspiracy-theory a "false flag"

http://mediamatters.org/blog/2017/02/24/infowars-denies-it-promoted-pizzagate-conspiracy-theory-after-deleting-pizzagate-content-its-website/215465

In a February 24 article for Infowars.com, editor Kit Daniels falsely claimed that “the discussion around Pizzagate largely occurred on Reddit, 4chan and Twitter -- but not Infowars,” in an attempt to rebut claims made by former Clinton campaign chair John Podesta during a discussion with John Heilemann.

In fact, Alex Jones promoted the “Pizzagate” conspiracy theory on his radio show, urging his listeners “to go investigate it for yourself.” Jones urged his audience to “go to the report, Pizzagate Is Real,” and stated “Something’s going on. Something’s being covered up. It needs to be investigated”:

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Infowars has additionally published articles headlined “Pizzagate: The Mysterious Death Of A Human Trafficking Investigator,” and “Pizzagate Is Global.”

One week after Jones’ promoted the “pizzagate” conspiracy, gunman Edgar Welch told The New York Times that he listens to Alex Jones, and reportedly went to Comet Ping Pong with an assault rifle to investigate the conspiracy. Days later, Alex Jones attempted to scrub pizzagate content from his website, and downplayed his role in promoting the conspiracy theory, while stating Welch was an “admitted actor,” claiming “the whole thing is classic scripting. I’m not saying it’s scripted -- it has all the telltale signs, they’ve been caught doing it before.”

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Reply Pizzagate gone wrong, Alex Jones now calls his own conspiracy-theory a "false flag" (Original post)
DetlefK Feb 2017 OP
Lee-Lee Feb 2017 #1
dalton99a Feb 2017 #10
neeksgeek Feb 2017 #2
ProfessorGAC Feb 2017 #4
neeksgeek Feb 2017 #5
dalton99a Feb 2017 #11
Mc Mike Feb 2017 #3
muriel_volestrangler Feb 2017 #6
Leith Feb 2017 #8
Maru Kitteh Feb 2017 #9
Initech Feb 2017 #7

Response to DetlefK (Original post)

Mon Feb 27, 2017, 06:08 AM

1. That is the brilliance of being a conspiracy theorist

 

The moment you are proven wrong it is not because you were actually wrong, but because of another deeper conspiracy.

That way you can never be wrong...

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Response to Lee-Lee (Reply #1)

Mon Feb 27, 2017, 12:32 PM

10. Precisely.

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Response to DetlefK (Original post)

Mon Feb 27, 2017, 06:13 AM

2. Down the Memory Hole...

Read some of the comments. Alex Jones' followers still think Comet Ping Pong has a basement dungeon full of child sexual slaves.

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Response to neeksgeek (Reply #2)

Mon Feb 27, 2017, 06:51 AM

4. My Favorite Piece Of This Whole Story. . .

. . . is that not only was there not a human trafficking ring, but that the place didn't even have a basement.

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Response to ProfessorGAC (Reply #4)

Mon Feb 27, 2017, 07:20 AM

5. Yep, but the right wing sheep haven't ever let facts get in the way of their ...

I'm at a loss for words to describe what passes for thought on their part...

"Conspiracy theory" is somehow too, well, rational for this nonsense.

sigh... I'm going to go with "brainwashed delusions."

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Response to ProfessorGAC (Reply #4)

Mon Feb 27, 2017, 12:32 PM

11. +1

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Response to DetlefK (Original post)

Mon Feb 27, 2017, 06:21 AM

3. Poplawski, Loughner, Jared & Amanda Miller,

MoJo has a good list of bircher Jones fans who were inspired to go out and make a difference.

http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2016/12/comet-pizza-suspect-shooters-alex-jones

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Response to DetlefK (Original post)

Mon Feb 27, 2017, 09:22 AM

6. Don't worry, Discussionist still has a True Believer

who won't take no crap from splitters like Alex Jones who are too easily cowed into dropping discussion of The Truth: http://www.discussionist.com/1014325752

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Reply #6)

Mon Feb 27, 2017, 11:46 AM

8. Yet Another Reason to Just Let That Site Fade Away

I haven't posted there since the election. I've looked in a few times, but it does nothing but remind me how awful it is. It is full of reichwing bully boiz, none old enough to get a driver's license. Life is too short for that kind of drivel.

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Reply #6)

Mon Feb 27, 2017, 12:27 PM

9. And that one is by no means alone. If one goes to Twitter and

types in pizzagate, the results show an astounding number of people touting the same defcon1-level of bat-shit.

They just KNOW Hillary Clinton ritually scarifies babies at that pizza place.


These people are walking around. In society. . . . VOTING.

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Response to DetlefK (Original post)

Mon Feb 27, 2017, 09:27 AM

7. There were pages of videos on YouTube from the Alex Jones Channel on Pizzagate!

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