Thank GOD for Samantha Bee. If she wasn’t around to explain half the sh*t going on in the media today, I wouldn’t laugh nearly as much — or be nearly as well informed.
This weekend, a North Carolinian named Edgar Walsh walked into Comet Ping Pong Pizza Shop in Washington D.C. and opened fire. Thankfully, no one was injured. He told police he wanted to ‘self investigate the so-called Pizzagate’. WTF is Pizzagate? Thanks for asking.
According to a conspiracy theory, the pizza shop’s basement was rumored to be home to a child sex-slave ring run by, yep, Hillary Clinton and her former campaign manager John Podesta.
Samantha Bee is here to explain. Check out the original video from Full Frontal With Samantha Bee below:
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Vox News reported the following:
“The Sunday shooting was far from the beginning of threats that Comet Ping Pong has faced over the past few weeks. Cecilia Kang reported at the New York Times that the restaurant’s staff and its owner, James Alefantis, have faced a barrage of abuse and death threats on social media as a result of the conspiracy theory. Things have gotten so bad that the general manager’s wife asked him to quit. Alefantis has worked to get the FBI and local police involved in an investigation to stop the conspiracy theory’s spread, and requested that social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, and Reddit take down messages and pictures related to the false conspiracy theory.”
Oh the powers of mass media and persuasion.
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