(L) Edgar Maddison Welch, and (R) Lucy Richards of Florida, in a police booking photo from the 1990s
by Dee McLachlan
I have noticed overthe last few days it takes a long time for sites like Infowars.com and Whatreallyhappend.com to open. This was posted on Infowars.com today:
“EMERGENCY: The gov’t has announced they want to shut down this site. Obama Plans To Shut Down News Organization.
“Infowars, Breitbart, the Drudge Report and other independent sources are destroying the mainstream media narrative like never before, and the establishment is getting desperate… the mainstream media is now attempting to label legitimate news sources like Infowars as “fake news” to push towards a government-led shut down of Infowars.com.”
Now the mainstream media and politicians are blaming Russia.
The Washington Post has labelled some alternative sites as “Russian propaganda fake news,” and Senator Lindsay Graham is going to go after Russia for interfering with the US elections.
There are now many examples of “Fake News” causing disruption — and ping ponging in the news.
Lucy Richards, 57, of Tampa, was indicted on four counts of transmitting threats, the U.S. Attorneys Office for the Southern District of Florida announced Wednesday. The headline:
“Deadly Right Wing Fake News Leads to an Arrest for Threatening a Grieving Sandy Hook Parent”
She is said to believe that the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School was a hoax, and was arrested and charged with making a series of death threats against a parent whose child was killed in the 2012 massacre.
Why would Richards do that? Surely any reasonable skeptic would approach the parents with more caution.
And why issue death threats? (If she did.)
Now she could face prison — with each felony charge of transmitting threats punishable by up to five years.
Comet Ping Pong
Comet Ping Pong is a well established pizza restaurant in Washington, and was a pawn in a fake news scandal.
An article, entitled “Alt Right Conspiracy Theorists Obsess Over Comet Ping Pong,” was published on 6 November 2016 in Washington City Paper:
“In Chevy Chase, Comet Ping Pong is known for its pizzas, concerts, and ping pong tables. On the grimiest corners of the rightwing internet, though, the restaurant has earned another reputation this election cycle: as the potential home base of a global Democratic sex ring.
…alt right Donald Trump supporters have become obsessed with a purported connection between the pizzeria and the Hillary Clinton campaign…”
On sites like Reddit and 4chan people have been speculating over Clinton, Jeffrey Epstein, and John Podesta’s hacked emails. They were focusing on “Pizzagate” — trying to find connections to Comet Ping Pong (and owner James Alefantis).
“In one 2008 email released by Wikileaks, Alefantis thanked Podesta for attending a fundraiser at the restaurant but regretted not making him a pizza.”
The article even describes how one troll went to investigate the restaurant for hidden rooms.
Then, about one month LATER, on 4 December 2016, a North Carolina man — Edgar Maddison Welch — was arrested after he walked into the restaurant with an assault rifle to “self-investigate” election-related conspiracy theory involving Hilary Clinton.
He surrendered peacefully to police after he found “No Evidence Underage Children Were Being Harbored in the Restaurant.”
He told police that he had read online “that the Comet restaurant was harboring child sex slaves and that he wanted to see for himself if they were there.” And he was going to rescue them.
Welsh, who struck a teenager with his car in October 2016, has also written and acted in short films. One would have thought that if he was he concerned about the possibility of sex slaves, he would have “scouted” the place out first.
Why rush in with an assault rifle?
Terasol Bistor and Artisan Gallery, located near the pizza restaurant, said on Facebook. “The fake news MUST cease and MUST be taken down and the callers who attack us, the ones who are disparaging us online and blasting lies must be brought to justice. ENOUGH!!!!”
One can only wonder if trolls are being paid to inflame the accusations over “false news.”
But all this was started by the Podesta emails leaked on Wikileaks. But that may be the last revelations from the organisation.
Wikileaks and Julian Assange
Julian Assange’s lawyer, John Jones QC, 48, and dad of two children, died in an apparent suicide — run over a by a commuter train on August 15, 2016.
Now Anonymous reports that Julian Assange has been taken by the CIA — and that they have taken over Wikileaks.
In the video below, they go through the recent timeline of Assange’s alleged abduction.
Conclusion – Be On Guard
What we do know is that the alternative media has been compromised in the concerted effort by the Powers That Be to discredit “fake news.” Many forces are deliberately making the news confusing.
We all need to be diligent and cautious of what is being reported in both the mainstream media and alternative media.