Fox, Right-Wing Media Run With Conspiracy Linking Clinton to Murdered DNC Staffer
The day’s not complete in Wingnuttia without a new kookspiracy and bucket loads of theatrical false outrage as a chaser.
Fox News has followed others in right-wing media in suggesting that Democratic National Committee staffer Seth Rich may have been murdered because he had helped WikiLeaks gain access to the DNC’s email servers. These conspiracy theories were floated after WikiLeaks offered a $20,000 reward for information on Rich’s murder, and after Trump ally Roger Stone suggested Rich was murdered for talking to the FBI about election fraud.
DNC Staffer Seth Rich Murdered In Apparent Robbery, Leading To Internet Conspiracies
Rich Killed While Walking Home In The Early Morning; Police Suggest He Was The Victim Of Robbery. Washington, D.C.’s NBC affiliate reported on July 12:
A 27-year-old man who worked for the Democratic National Committee was shot and killed as he walked home early Sunday in the Bloomingdale neighborhood of Northwest Washington, D.C., police and his family said.
Seth Conrad Rich died after he was shot multiple times on the 2100 block of Flagler Place NW, three blocks east of Howard University Hospital, police said.
“Worst nightmare,” Rich’s mother, Mary Rich, said by phone.