It started with a tweet from Trump’s pick for national security advisor retired General Michael Flynn, way back before the election in early November. He referenced a story about how the NYPD had apparently uncovered massive amounts of evidence pertaining to Anthony Weiner’s emails and files retrieved from his laptop. The article from True Pundit had this headline: “NYPD Blows Whistle on New Hillary Emails: Money Laundering, Sex Crimes with Children, Child Exploitation, Pay to Play, Perjury.”
U decide – NYPD Blows Whistle on New Hillary Emails: Money Laundering, Sex Crimes w Children, etc…MUST READ! https://t.co/O0bVJT3QDr
— General Flynn (@GenFlynn) November 3, 2016
Somehow, the “pizzagate” scandal got tied in with his tweet, even though neither his tweet nor the article he links to ever mentions anything about pizzagate or Comet Ping Pong, the pizza establishment believed to be part of an underground D.C. child sex trafficking ring.
After a 28-year-old North Carolina man Edgar Maddison Welch had barged into Comet Ping Pong on Sunday with a semi-automatic rifle allegedly to “investigate” pizzagate, even firing a shot, the media went berserk pointing to the dire consequences of latching onto “fake news” “conspiracy theories.” It was the perfect opportunity that the media could not let pass them by.
But people started going back to the tweet by General Michael Flynn, as if he was partially to blame for what this guy did.
1. Gen Flynn tweets about Fake HRC Comet Pizza conspiracy. 2. Comet gets threats. 3. Gunman enters Comet today. https://t.co/vS3cv2F6ui
— John Aravosis (@aravosis) December 4, 2016
Just to reiterate, the over-a-month-old tweet from Flynn had nothing to do with “pizzagate,” but these people are trying to tie it to him anyway.
In response to their overreaction, Flynn’s son Michael Flynn, Jr. defended his dad, perhaps not realizing that his dad didn’t even tweet about it.
— Michael G Flynn🇺🇸 (@mflynnJR) December 5, 2016
Flynn, Jr. had unwittingly fell for the “real” news accusations that his dad had tweeted about pizzagate when in fact he hadn’t.
Here’s CNN discussing the dangers of not listening to mainstream media for truth. Count how many times they use the terms “conspiracy theory” – and variants of the term – and “fake news”:
Just to be totally accurate, Flynn, Jr. didn’t say that unless pizzagate can be proven false, it must be true. That’s not what he said. He said that until it’s proven false, it will remain a story.
It’s a theory with a lot of circumstantial evidence, but no hard evidence. That’s usually how these deep, dark scandals are. The people involved cover their tracks well and speak in code. At this point, there’s really no way to prove the pizzagate scandal. But until it’s proven false (somehow), it will remain a story. That doesn’t mean it must be true. It might be true – and eventually proven to be true if there is ever going to be an investigation – or it might be completely untrue.
And what did Stelter do? He immediately tied the theory to UFOs and aliens. So, if you believe that American politicians are so evil that they’d be involved with an underground child sex trafficking network, you probably also believe in aliens and UFOs.
Oh, and to another of Stelter’s statements mocking the “conspiracy theory” about the guy being an actor, apparently he is an actor.
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