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Old 05 December 2016, 01:51 PM
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No Man opens fire in restaurant targeted by anti-Clinton "PizzaGate" fake news conspirac

A man who said he was investigating a conspiracy theory about Hillary Clinton running a child sex ring out of a pizza place fired an assault rifle inside the Washington, D.C., restaurant on Sunday injuring no one, police and news reports said.

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/police-m...ficking-story/
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Old 05 December 2016, 04:07 PM
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Ohhhhhhh damn, pizzagate is a whoooole mess of crazy. I've been avoiding it as much as possible apart from picking up some basic info because it's just so insane I don't even want to know.

The basic gist is that people combed through Hillary Clinton's campaign manager John Podesta leaked emails and latched onto a bunch of messages sent to staff about food, including some messages about cheese pizza. CP is apparently code for child porn and since "cheese pizza" has the same initials these nutbars cooked up a crazy conspiracy theory that the Clinton camp was running a child prostitution ring via emails using code words like that.
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Old 05 December 2016, 06:14 PM
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"The son of Donald Trump's incoming national security adviser continued to push a fictitious online conspiracy theory about a Washington, DC, pizza restaurant on Sunday as police arrested an armed man who said he had come to investigate."

http://www.cnn.com/2016/12/05/politi...ump/index.html

And then there's this

"The son of incoming national security adviser Michael Flynn, who Sunday night peddled a false conspiracy theory about a DC pizzeria, has an official government transition email address."

http://www.cnn.com/2016/12/05/politi...ail/index.html

I have no training in the law, but would the pizzeria owner have legal recourse against either of the Flynns? Or against the Trump transition team?
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Old 06 December 2016, 01:40 AM
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IANAL, but yes, this would be the very definition of libel, I think.
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Old 06 December 2016, 02:07 PM
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IAANAL, but I don't think libel claims against Michael G Flynn or the transition team would be supported. None of the tweets I saw from him are actually making any accusations, they are just referring to them.
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Old 08 December 2016, 03:05 PM
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NPR story relevant to the subject:

What Legal Recourse Do Victims Of Fake News Stories Have?
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Old 08 December 2016, 03:14 PM
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Icon101 "Pizzagate" shooting suspect: "The intel on this wasn't 100 percent"

The man accused of firing an assault rifle inside a Washington restaurant said he regrets how he handled the situation but refused to completely dismiss the false online claims involving a child sex ring that brought him there known as “pizzagate.”

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/pizzagat...t-100-percent/
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Old 08 December 2016, 04:06 PM
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. CP is apparently code for child porn and since "cheese pizza" has the same initials these nutbars cooked up a crazy conspiracy theory that the Clinton camp was running a child prostitution ring via emails using code words like that.
Oooohhhhhhhhhh. This is the first I've heard of 'Pizzagate'. You'd have to be huffing computer spray to think there's a grain of truth to this. Of course now all of the businesses in that area are on edge now.
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Old 09 December 2016, 12:06 AM
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I ran across a Facebook post that had this Wikileaks URL as proof of Podesta and Pizzagate:


https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/32795
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Old 09 December 2016, 12:44 AM
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Yet another reason why people should be reading Snopes.

Has anyone noticed that Sacrae Theologiae Doctor and Sexually Transmitted Disease have the same initials?
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Old 09 December 2016, 01:00 PM
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Belleville woman helped cook up Pizzagate
"“I really have no regrets and it’s honestly really grown our audience,” she said."
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Old 09 December 2016, 01:09 PM
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Charming woman. I wonder if she'd have had a pang of regret if that shooter had managed to hurt or kill someone .
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Old 09 December 2016, 01:57 PM
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What I’ve been calling for is the media to treat us fairly and to stop smearing us with the fake-news label.
The irony is reaching ridiculous, Poe's law, levels.
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Old 10 December 2016, 12:24 AM
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I'd ask how she sleeps at night, but I think this is one of those questions where I don't want to know the answer to. It probably involves a comforter of stitched together kitten pelts, after downing a glass of warm orphan tears. Because seriously, lady, you're the worst!
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Old 10 December 2016, 12:53 AM
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I agree with her on one thing: we should stop referring to what she's doing as fake news. That's far to harmless and polite a term.
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Old 10 December 2016, 01:16 AM
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Let's be honest though; A quilt made from kitten pelts would be hella soft.
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Old 10 December 2016, 02:06 AM
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I was particularly struck by this quote.

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It’s like a real-life Kennedy assassination where all the stuff is at your fingertips, and it’s happening today.”
She does know the Kennedy assassination was real doesn't she? I get that she is referring to the conspiracy behind it but it is like she is admitting that all that conspiracy bs is nonsense, which it is, along with all the other bs she mentions.

It is like she doesn't know how stupid she is but instead think they are amongst the few that see the truth. I don't like coming out and saying people are stupid but this year has got to me and people that believe this nfbsk are not firing on all cylinders.
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Old 10 December 2016, 12:32 PM
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The whole thing reminds me of an affair that happened in France some fourty to fifty years ago. Here are the crazy facts :

http://pundita.blogspot.fr/2005/07/o...s-in-dark.html

Thankfully, then as now, nobody was wounded or killed, but then, noone entered a "Prêt à Porter" shop waving a gun to save the abducted.
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Old 10 December 2016, 09:32 PM
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This whole thing might hurt the Republicans in the long run. Right now they're trying to convince half the country that is, to put it mildly, skeptical of their intentions and ability to lead that they are in fact rational, sane adults who can be trusted with the reigns of power. And then they have this nonsense. If it keeps up it might end up making them look as loony as the birthers did.
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Old 10 December 2016, 09:56 PM
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Given the fact that a birther is President-elect, I hope that's not the case.
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