The absurdly stupid “pizzagate” conspiracy theory that is so popular among the cretins on the alt-right has bubbled up into a moron being arrested at a pizza parlor supposedly used for child molestation by top Democrats.
From Fox News:
A North Carolina man armed with an assault rifle was arrested Sunday inside a popular Washington D.C. restaurant that became a center of conspiracy theories driven by fake news stories that went viral before the presidential election.
Edgar Maddison Welch, 28, of Salisbury, N.C., was charged with assault with a dangerous weapon, according to a statement from D.C. police.
Investigators said Welch entered Comet Ping Pong in Northwest Washington shortly before 3 p.m. and pointed his rifle at an employee, who managed to flee and notify police. The gunman was arrested without incident and no injuries were reported.
Comet Ping Pong’s owner and several employees were deluged by threats from social media users after several fake news stories claimed that Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and her campaign chief John Podesta ran a pedophilia ring out of the restaurant. The story was spread using the Twitter hashtag “Pizzagate.”
D.C. police said Welch told officers in a post-arrest interview he went to Comet to “self-investigate ‘Pizza Gate[sic].'”
The troglodytes online convinced themselves that there were special codewords in the leaked Podesta emails proving that there was massive child molestation among top Democrats.
Here are some of the morons pushing the idiotic conspiracy theory:
— ⓘ 2021 is so 1984 (@skjultster) December 2, 2016
Hello people. I am not sufficiently clear about what #pizzagate is for me to make any meaningful comments. Love.
— Malik Obama (@ObamaMalik) November 30, 2016
Not the brightest tools in the shed.
Go ahead and have an open thread, party people.