Skip to comments.How an Internet conspiracy theory led a gunman into a DC pizza parlor
Posted on 12/05/2016 10:37:32 AM PST by Scythian_Reborn
Hillary Clintons campaign chairman may have lost his handkerchief on Marthas Vineyard one day in September 2014 and two years later that incident has spawned a convoluted conspiracy theory involving a supposed pedophilia ring run out of a Washington, D.C., pizza joint.
How we got from John Podestas hankie to claims of a child sex ring and an armed man arrested Sunday at the pizza parlor attempting to investigate the claims is a disjointed tale that reveals how a toxic Internet story is born, fed and spread without evidence.
Edgar Maddison Welch, a 28-year-old North Carolina man, was arrested Sunday afternoon on a charge of assault with a deadly weapon, after police say he fired his rifle into the floor of the pizza place. No one was hurt, but the incident sent customers running. Welch, who told authorities he went to the establishment to self-investigate the sex ring claims, allegedly was spotted looking for rumored tunnels filled with hidden children, a nearby store owner told The Washington Post.
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The only upside of this event is that more and more people will investigate ‘Pizzagate’ and start demanding answers about the cryptic messages these people are sharing.
“Pizzagate” SHOULD be investigated.
It’s the seriousness of the charge, you know (isn’t that what the democraps always say?)
A better upside would be if the nuts left it to thwpe professionals who understand the rules of law and evidence to investigate.
A ground-penetrating radar unit would have been a better tool than a rifle for that purpose...
This story is convoluted nonsense without any evidence ever since Assange dropped the email bomb.
How did they get from Point A to Point B?
He’s the boss, there are many good agents in the Washington Field Office.
The shooter, Edgar Maddison Welch, is an imbecile, probably too stupid to stand trial.
But, he needs to be locked up in the DC Prison for a long, long time.
For being “Fake News” this sure gets a lot of attention.
Never discount the ability of the MSM to miss the real story, and lead folks astray so they won’t look into it.
How does Fox know this is only a theory? This requires further investigation!
Shooter? I suppose firing a bullet in the air is a shooter.
There’s nothing fake about the pedophilic art displayed by some of the principals.
Even to post those on the NET might make one liable to charges of spreading child porn.
That’s how bad it is.
What is his Freeper name? (S)
Because it’s always the professionals who solve crimes, especially high-profile politicians. Perhaps Obama’s department of justice could investigate.
Some people think this was a false flag of a false flag. The media has declared the story false though none have said how they know the story is false. I really dont trust CNN or MSNBC.
Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert was convicted of child abuse. (He’s a lifelong friend of Tony Podesta.)
Does anyone think he is the only politician or member of the governing elite who is capable of the same or similar behavior?
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