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Title: Infowars apologizes for 'Pizzagate' coverage
Source: Washington Examiner
URL Source: http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/i ... agate-coverage/article/2618409
Published: Mar 24, 2017
Author: Daniel Chaitin
Post Date: 2017-03-25 10:31:38 by Tooconservative
Keywords: None
Views: 1238
Comments: 6

Infowars apologized on Friday for its role in perpetuating the "Pizzagate" conspiracy theory that connected a Washington, D.C., pizza restaurant to a child sex ring run by Hillary Clinton.

Talk show host Alex Jones, an avid Trump supporter who runs the site, went on air to read a statement where he personally apologized to James Alefantis, the owner of Comet Ping Pong, which was repeatedly harassed and threatened for its alleged connection to Pizzagate. It was at that restaurant in December that a man from North Carolina walked in and fired a rifle as he looked for evidence supporting the conspiracy theory that there were underground tunnels through which children were trafficked.

"In our commentary about what had become known as Pizzagate, I made comments about Mr. Alefantis that in hindsight I regret, and for which I apologize to him", Jones said. The apology came on the same day that Edgar Madison Welch, 28, pleaded guilty to the federal charge of interstate transport of firearms and a local charge of assault with a dangerous weapon.

Jones stressed that Infowars was not alone, but became a part of a national conversation about the conspiracy theory that began after some social media users became suspicious of the multiple mentions of pizza and other suspicious words in the WikiLeaks dumps of Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta's emails. Jones repeatedly implicated other media for driving the conversation about Pizzagate.

"We relied on third party accounts of alleged activities and conduct at the restaurant. We also relied on accounts of reporters who are no longer with us," Jones said. "This was an ever-evolving story, which had a huge amount of commentary about it across many media outlets."

This wasn't the first time Jones has walked back earlier coverage of Pizzagate, which at times became rather graphic. In a segment last year in which he talked about Pizzagate, Jones asserted, "Hillary Clinton has personally murdered children."

Jones said Alefantis had reached out to Infowars asking to retract certain statements, and that videos and radio segments in which Pizzagate was mentioned were taken down even before that.

"If Mr. Alefantis has other objections, we invite him to let us know", Jones said, inviting Alefantis to appear on his program.

"In issuing this statement, we are not admitting that Mr. Alefantis, or his restaurant, have any legal claim. We do not believe they do", Jones said. "But we are issuing this statement because we think it is the right thing to do. It will be no surprise to you that we will fight for children across America. But the Pizzagate narrative, as least as concerning Mr. Alefantis and Comet Ping Pong, we have subsequently determined was based upon what we now believe was an incorrect narrative."


Poster Comment:

Surprisingly, Deckard hasn't yet shared this piece about Alex Jones confessing to spreading #FakeNews and apologizing for it.

Obviously Jones fears being on the losing end of a libel/slander lawsuit.

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#1. To: Deckard (#0)

Hey, you missed this Alex Jones thread.

Tooconservative  posted on  2017-03-25   23:40:21 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#2. To: Tooconservative, CT freak Alenfantis, RNC, *The Two Parties ARE the Same* (#0)

Mr. Alefantis

It's not Alex Jones fault that this CT freak Akefantis is too stupid to realize that the RNC made up this fake scandal.

But Alex is a nice guy, so he apologized for taking the Rience Preibus & Steve Bannon bait. There are plenty of real scandals about Hillary, but the RNC and the GOP partisan faithful prefer lies.

It makes them feel like they're doing something creative.


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Hondo68  posted on  2017-03-26   0:36:39 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#3. To: Tooconservative (#1)

Jones became a sellout even before he hitched his wagon to Trump. He's long past investigating any conspiracies or even appearing to endorse anyone who does.

In fact, longtime former editor for Alex Jones’ Infowars.com Kurt Nimmo, has been publicly trashing his ex-boss as a “snake oil salesman” who sold out to support President Donald Trump. Nimmo has his own site now, ANOTHER DAY IN THE EMPIRE

He's done a good job in the past waking up folks to the sinister machinations of the NWO, but that time is long gone.

Jones is now mainstream - he can't afford to offend TPTB who control his show now.

Megyn Kelly too.

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“Truth is treason in the empire of lies.” - Ron Paul

Those who most loudly denounce Fake News are typically those most aggressively disseminating it.

Deckard  posted on  2017-03-26   0:57:54 ET  (1 image) Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#4. To: Deckard (#3)

Jones is now mainstream - he can't afford to offend TPTB who control his show now.

Maybe he's tired of getting sued due to hysterical subordinates who are trying to climb over him in a race to the bottom.

Tooconservative  posted on  2017-03-26   8:51:27 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#5. To: hondo68 (#2)

But Alex is a nice guy, so he apologized for taking the Rience Preibus & Steve Bannon bait.

No,he is a circus ringmaster selling magic and spectacle to the rubes.

He apologized because he didn't want to be force to pay out megabucks in a law suit.

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sneakypete  posted on  2017-03-26   13:43:48 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#6. To: All (#3) (Edited)

Ben Swann: Comet-Ping-Pong band 'Sex Stains' has a video with pedophile 'boy lover' symbol.

Here's a pic of the woman who produced the video referenced here.

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Just a coincidence, I'm sure.

Pizzagate for Dummies

“Truth is treason in the empire of lies.” - Ron Paul

Those who most loudly denounce Fake News are typically those most aggressively disseminating it.

Deckard  posted on  2017-03-26   14:49:25 ET  (1 image) Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


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