Right Wing Terrorist Who Wanted to “Self-Investigate Pizzagate” Arrested in Washington DC
All you really need to know is that the far right is caught up in a conspiracy theory that a pizzeria in Washington DC is a hub of child sex trafficking, and it involves Hillary Clinton, John Podesta and a bunch of their other favorite targets. It’s being hyped by Infowars, Gateway Pundit and a host of other right wing sources.
They’ve been going completely bonkers about this fake story for the past month, and today a man incited by this bad craziness entered the Comet Pizza restaurant with an assault rifle and terrorized the customers and employees before being arrested.
This story broke earlier today but I was holding off for confirmation that the gunman was actually inspired by the PizzaGate fake news; tonight we have that confirmation in a statement from the DC Police Department:
Fake news now has some very real consequences.
CBS News is labeling this white right wing terrorist a “victim.” I wish I were kidding.