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New book pins Hillary Clinton’s loss to Trump on her bad decisions and refusal to listen to advice

Hillary Clinton has been busy blaming any and everyone but herself for losing the 2016 presidential election — Russia, Democrats’ and RINOs’ new bogeyman; FBI Director Comey, who should be fired for letting lawless Hillary off; WikiLeaks, without which we would never know about the depths of her lawlessness and corruption, the satanic “spirit cooking” and Pizzagate; and misogyny, Americans whom she calls “deplorable”. (See DCG’s post, “Hillary explains why she really lost to Trump“)

Now, based on insider information, a new book by Jonathan Allen and Amie Parnes titled, Shattered: Inside Hillary Clinton’s Doomed Campaign, puts the blame for her loss firmly on Hillary Clinton herself.

Fix This Nation reports, April 18, 2017:

According to the authors of  Shattered, Clinton’s loss in November was less the story of a shocking, last-minute surge for Trump and more the story of a campaign that was a chaotic mess from the primaries right through to Election Day.

As the New York Times put it in their review:

The portrait of the Clinton campaign that emerges from these pages is that of a Titanic-like disaster: an epic fail made up of a series of perverse and often avoidable missteps by an out-of-touch candidate and her strife-ridden staff that turned “a winnable race” into “another iceberg-seeking campaign ship.”

It’s the story of a wildly dysfunctional and “spirit-crushing” campaign that embraced a flawed strategy (based on flawed data) and that failed, repeatedly, to correct course. A passive-aggressive campaign that neglected to act on warning flares sent up by Democratic operatives on the ground in crucial swing states, and that ignored the advice of the candidate’s husband, former President Bill Clinton, and other Democratic Party elders, who argued that the campaign needed to work harder to persuade undecided and ambivalent voters (like working-class whites and millennials), instead of focusing so insistently on turning out core supporters.

The authors don’t dismiss the outside forces that contributed to Clinton’s failure, including the late decision by the FBI to reopen and then close the case surrounding her email server and the populist revolution that led to Brexit across the pond. But they say that Hillary’s fate might have been sealed by mistakes the candidate made before the campaign ever got going.

Setting up the private server, blurring the lines between her government career and her charitable foundation, and giving secret speeches to Wall Street crowds were all errors that Hillary could have easily avoided, the authors contend. These mistakes, they write, “hamstrung her own chances so badly that she couldn’t recover.”

But if she did have any chance of recovery, she blew it with a mismanaged, arrogant campaign that ignored the lessons of the primaries.

“[Clinton campaign chief Robby] Mook had made the near-fatal mistakes of underestimating [Bernie] Sanders and investing almost nothing early in the back end of the primary calendar,” the authors write. They argue that if the campaign had realized the gravity of Hillary’s upset loss to Sanders in Michigan, they might not have lost the “blue wall” of the Rust Belt to Trump in November.

Because her ego can’t handle the idea that she bears the bulk of the blame, Hillary Clinton is still clinging to a thousand and one external scapegoats: Russia, sexism, Comey, Bernie, the media, and so on down the line. She has refused to take responsibility for her own mistakes since the early 1990s, and her presidency would have been more of the same.

Shattered may or may not explain why Hillary lost, but it does a great job explaining why we’re lucky that she did.

According to Page Six, the book Shattered also says Hillary apologized to Obama on election night after losing to Trump, and that in 2008 Hillary had blamed her staff after losing the nomination to Obama. Convinced that someone(s) on her staff had sabotaged her campaign, Hillary had an aide access her campaign’s server to check the emails from top staffers to find out who was talking to whom, who was leaking to whom.

True to her scapegoating form, Hillary Clinton is now on a witch hunt to find out who in her camp had leaked the damaging information to Shattered‘s authors.

Dennis Cheng, the finance director of Clinton’s presidential campaign, insisted that the book’s information “could only have come from someone in the inner circle.” Cheng has been sending out messages to determine where the leaks came from.

Note: Dennis Cheng is a longtime Hillary loyalist who was New York state finance director for the 2008 Hillary Clinton presidential campaign; deputy chief of protocol in the State Department when Hillary was secretary of state; and  chief development officer of the corrupt Clinton Foundation from 2011 to 2015, credited with raising $248 million. Cheng’s pic sets off my gaydar.

One source told Page Six, “The knives are out to find the people who spoke about the campaign to the authors of this book. Dennis has been texting prominent campaign staffers, asking who talked. He’s on a witch hunt to find out who talked to save their own skin . . . . There’s some speculation that Huma Abedin cooperated to save her own reputation. However, she and Hillary are still very close.”

Huma is writing her own book, and is said to be seeking $2 million for it.

~Eowyn

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Spirit Cooking cannibalism and Obama’s bandaged middle finger

Mere days before the Nov. 8 presidential election last year, thanks to WikiLeaks, high-information Americans found out that Hillary Clinton’s campaign chair John Podesta partakes in a cannibalist occult ritual called spirit cooking.

WikiLeaks had released an email to John Podesta from his powerful Democrat lobbyist brother, Tony Podesta, about an invitation to the brothers from Marina Abramovic to attend a “spirit cooking dinner”. Abramovic, 69, is a Serbian “performance artist” who now lives in New York. (See “Evidence that Hillary Clinton and her associates are satanists”)

Mike Cernovich points out spirit cooking is an “occult practice used during sex cult rituals, as explained in the book Spirit cooking with essential aphrodisiac recipes.”

As explained by Paul Joseph Watson of InfoWars, “spirit cooking” is a “sacrament” in Thelema — a religion founded by British satanist Aleister Crowley, whose motto was “Do As Thou Wilt” — in which menstrual blood, breast milk, urine and sperm are mixed to create a “painting.” According to Abramovic, if the ritual is performed in an art gallery, it is merely art, but if the ritual is performed privately, then “spirit cooking” is a “spiritual ceremony” — “to symbolize the union between the microcosm, Man, and the macrocosm, the Divine” and “a representation of one of the prime maxims in Hermeticism ‘As Above, So Below’,” blah, blah, blah.

Assuming that the “dinner” of the “spirit cooking dinner” — to which the Podesta brothers were invited — means dinner in the common-sense meaning of the word, that means participants ingest human blood, along with breast milk, urine and sperm. Ingestion of human blood is a form of cannibalism.

Here’s a video on spirit cooking:

Assuming the container of blood that Abramovic uses for her spirit cooking painting is human, where did she get all that blood?

Some of the blood comes from those who participate in the ritual.

A WikiLeaks tweet on Nov. 4, 2016, points out that a “spirit cooking” dinner is “mostly blood” and that participants in the ritual are required to cut deeply into the middle finger of their left hand with a sharp knife.

Cutting one’s finger “deeply” with a sharp knife would leave a wound. Here’s a pic of John Podesta’s gnarled and scarred fingers:

We would also expect a fresh middle-finger knife-wound to be bandaged.

On at least two occasions, Obama was observed to have a bandage on his left middle finger:

  1. Timothy Cama for The Hill, August 31, 2014, “President Obama took advantage of the Washington area’s hot weather Sunday by playing an afternoon game of golf with three White House staffers…. The pool reporter noted that Obama appeared to have a bandage on his left middle finger.”
  2. A Daily Mail article on August 10, 2015 on Obama hitting the golf course on the first day of his summer vacation in Martha’s Vineyard, includes this pic (see below) showing a bandage around his left middle finger.

Hillary Clinton also may be a spirit cooking practitioner. An Aug. 20, 2010 email exchange between Hillary (H) and Huma referenced their mutual acquaintance, “Marina”.

That prompted speculations in online chat forums that Hillary’s bizarre behaviors — outbursts of inappropriate laughter, unsteady stance and gait (from loss of muscle control), and seizures — may be signs of Kuru, the human form of mad cow disease.

Kuru is an incurable neurodegenerative disorder — a type of transmissible spongiform encephalopathy caused by proteins in the brain called prions. The word “kuru” derives from the Fore word kuria or guria (“to shake”), due to the body tremors that are a classic symptom of the disease and kúru itself means “trembling”. Kuru was transmitted among members of the Fore tribe of Papua New Guinea via funerary cannibalism, wherein deceased family members were cooked and eaten, to help free the spirit of the dead. Females and children usually consumed the brain, the organ in which infectious prions were most concentrated. Kuru has a long incubation period of 10 to over 50 years.

See also:

~Eowyn

Islam’s female genital mutilation comes to America

I’ve posted before on Jim Stone — the expat blogger who claims to be an ex-NSA spook, and urges Americans to a violent uprising (“a violent outcome may be unavoidable”) although he, living in Mexico, will neither participate in nor suffer the consequences. At the time, I remarked that Stone seemed to have gone round the bend.

Yesterday, he gave more evidence of having “jumped the shark” when he defended the oh-so-misunderstood and innocuous Koran (Quran) and Sharia law. He writes:

“[I]n the Quran itself, there are at most 5 lines that might be construed as violent, but most of what is there pertaining to war is instruction on how to pray in battle and other mundane items . . . .

The Quran is to a large extent a book of law. And if you read the texts the founding fathers wrote, there is little, if anything in the Quran that is not compatible. All this talk about Shariah being horrible is either the product of a spewing fool or an outright lie . . . .”

Then, in big bold letters, Stone concludes with menacing bravado to his adoring readers who continue to send him $ donations:

“If anyone has any argument with this, remember, I have read at least 5 different translations [of the Koran] from cover to cover and spoken at length with Muslims, so don’t bother trolling me, you will not find a victim of ignorance here, waiting for your mail.”

Interestingly, though well plugged into the latest news, Stone conveniently made no mention of the fact that those misunderstood and maligned Muslims have brought the utterly barbaric practice of female genital mutilation to America.

Female genital mutilation (FGM) is the ritual removal of some or all of the external female genitalia, performed in many Islamic countries, as well as some African Christian and Animist groups. UNICEF estimated in 2016 that 200 million women living today in 30 countries—27 African countries, Indonesia, Iraqi Kurdistan and Yemen—have undergone the procedures.

Typically carried out by using a blade, FGM is conducted from days after birth to puberty and beyond; most girls are cut before the age of five. Procedures may include clitoridectomy (removal of the clitoral hood and clitoral glans); removal of the inner labia; piercing; cauterizing of the genital area; and removal of the inner and outer labia and closure of the vulva. In this last procedure, known as infibulation, a small hole is left for the passage of urine and menstrual fluid; the vagina is opened for intercourse and opened further for childbirth.

Michael W. Chapman reports for CNSNews that on April 13, 2017, Jumana Nagarwala, 44, a Henry Ford Hospital emergency room doctor in Detroit, Michigan, was arrested and charged with the felony crime of female genital mutilation (FGM) on minor girls between the ages of 6 and 8 years old.

In the April 12 complaint for an arrest warrant, FBI Special Agent Kevin J. Swanson states:

“Some members of a particular religious and cultural community (hereafter ‘the Community’) are known to  practice FGM on young girls in the Community as part of their religious and cultural practice. [W]hen FGM is performed in the Community, varying amounts of a girl’s clitoris or clitoral hood, or prepuce, are removed by the person who is performing the cutting. According to some members of the Community who have spoken out against the practice, the purpose of this cutting is to suppress female sexuality in an attempt to reduce sexual pleasure and promiscuity.”

Acting Assistant Attorney General Blanco said in an April 12 statement:

“According to the [criminal] complaint, despite her oath to care for her patients, Dr. Nagarwala is alleged to have performed horrifying acts of brutality on the most vulnerable victims. The Department of Justice is committed to stopping female genital mutilation in this country, and will use the full power of the law to ensure that no girls suffer such physical and emotional abuse.”

Acting U.S. Attorney Daniel Lemisch said:

“Female genital mutilation constitutes a particularly brutal form of violence against women and girls. It is also a serious federal felony in the United States. The practice has no place in modern society and those who perform FGM on minors will be held accountable under federal law.”

FBI Special Agent Kevin J. Swanson recounts how Dr. Nagarwala was apprehended:

  • The FBI and Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) received information that Dr. Nagarwala was performing FGM on 7-year-old girls in a medical clinic in Livonia, the Eastern District of Michigan.
  • The FBI obtained a court order to review Dr. Nagarwala’s phone records and discovered a series of calls between the doctor’s phone and a phone in Minnesota associated with a Minnesota family whose daughter had just turned 7 years old (Victim One).
  • On Feb. 3, 2017, the Minnesota telephone number  contacted a tower in Farmington Hills, Michigan, near multiple hotels. Farmington Hills has a very active Muslim community and hosted CAIR Michigan’s 15th annual banquet.
  • The FBI discovered Victim One and another 7-year-old girl, Victim Two, were staying at the same hotel with their parents in Farmington Hills.
  • Interviewed by the FBI on April 10, Victim One said she and Victim Two had been taken to Detroit from Minnsota on a “special girls” trip. After arriving at the hotel, they were taken to Dr. Nagarwala for a procedure to “to get the germs out.” Victim One said she took off her pants and underwear and laid on an examining table with her knees near her chest and her legs spread apart. Nagarwala “pinched” her on the “place [where] she goes pee”. The girl was given a pad to wear in her underwear and told not to talk about the procedure.
  • Another doctor later examined the girl and confirmed that her “genitals are not normal in appearance” — the “labia minora has been altered or removed, and her clitoral hood is also abnormal in appearance.”
  • Victim Two said Dr. Nagarwala “took off her pants and underwear and put her on the table,” then gave the girl “a shot” in her upper right thigh, so painful that she screamed. She could barely walk, and  felt pain all the way down to her ankle. The girl’s parents told her that the procedure is a secret and that she is not supposed to talk about it. The parents subsequently told Minnesota Child Protective Services and a federal agent that they took their daughter to Dr. Nagarwala “for a ‘cleansing’ of extra skin.”

Swanson stated in his affidavit that “this investigation has identified other children who may have been victimized by Nagarwala between 2005 and 2007, including children in Michigan.”

When questioned by an HSI special agent and Michigan child protective services personnel, Dr. Nagarwala said she knew FGM was illegal in the United States, but denied having performed FGM on any minor children, or any knowledge of FGM being performed by anyone in her community.

A spokesman for Henry Ford Health confirmed that Dr. Nagarwala is employed by Henry Ford Health System in Detroit, but that the alleged mutilations did not occur in a Henry Ford facility and the health system does not support such practices.

H/t FOTM‘s CP and MomOfIV

Update (April 20 2017):

Jim Stone is doubling down. He actually calls the female genital mutilation story a “hoax” and “war propaganda,” and claims “Muslims do not do female genital mutilation.”

Muslims do not do female genital mutilation? Stone lies.

A 2013 UNICEF report states that female genital mutilation is practiced in “29 countries across Africa and the Middle East” and that “More than 125 million girls and women alive today have been subjected to FGM/C in the 29 countries in Africa and the Middle East in which it is concentrated, and 30 million girls are at risk of being cut within the next decade.”

Update (April 23, 2017):

According to the Detroit Free Press, two more individuals have been arrested: Dr. Fakhruddin Attar, 53, of Livonia and his wife, Farida Attar, 50. He is accused of letting Dr. Nagarwala use his clinic to perform the procedure, while his wife is accused of holding the girls’ hands to comfort them during the cuttings.

All three defendants — Dr. Nagarwala and the Attars — belong to a small, Indian-Muslim community known as the Dawoodi Bohra.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that at least 513,000 girls have been cut or face the risk of being cut in the U.S., a roughly threefold increase from 1990. In 1996, Congress passed a law that made genital mutilation of girls under 18 a crime punishable by up to five years in prison. Seven years later, Congress passed another law that made it illegal to transport girls out of the U.S. for the purpose of cutting.

The FBI has set up a tip line and is asking  anyone who has information about female genital mutilation to call 800-CALL-FBI (800-225-5324).

~Eowyn

Trump makes 180° reversal on WikiLeaks, now called ‘a hostile agent’ in collusion with Russia

Donald Trump owes WikiLeaks no small amount for his winning the 2016 presidential election.

Were it not for WikiLeaks‘ publishing of Democrat emails — those of Hillary Clinton, Democratic National Committee (DNC), and John Podesta — the voter would not have known the corrupt pay-to-play Clinton Foundation, Hillary’s illegal private email server, the DNC’s corruption and betrayal of Hillary’s primary rival Bernie Sanders, and the satanic practices of Podesta and Pizzagate.

Throughout, Trump had been supportive and never critical of WikiLeaks. As an example, on January 4, 2017, Trump tweeted this:

In a speech on October 10, 2016, Trump declared, “I love WikiLeaks!” (New York Times)

Before he became the Trump administration’s CIA director, Rep. Mike Pompeo (R-Kansas) similarly was approving of the WikiLeaks emails. On July 24, 2016, Pompeo tweeted this:

Then was then, now is now.

Then, Trump needed WikiLeaks. Now that he’s President, WikiLeaks has become “a hostile agent”.

Matthew Rosenberg reports for The New York Times that in his first speech as director of the CIA yesterday, April 13, 2017, Mike Pompeo attacked WikiLeaks as a stateless hostile intelligence unit eager to do the bidding of Russia and other U.S. adversaries. Pompeo said, “It’s time to call out WikiLeaks for what it really is: a nonstate hostile intelligence service often abetted by state actors like Russia.”

“It’s time to call out WikiLeaks for what it really is: a nonstate hostile intelligence service often abetted by state actors like Russia.” You would think we’re still in the Obama administration or a Hillary Clinton administration.

To support his assessment, Pompeo cited as evidence of WikiLeaks‘ hostile intent the latter’s release of Democratic Party emails — the exact same emails that Pompeo had promoted in July 2016, but now insists had been stolen by Russian hackers, although both WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and hacker Guccifer 2.0 maintain the leaker was a DNC staffer named Seth Rich, 27.

On early Sunday morning, July 10, 2016, Seth was shot dead in the streets of Washington, DC. His assassination remains unsolved.

Pompeo also cited how WikiLeaks encouraged followers to join the C.I.A. and steal secrets, and how “it overwhelmingly focuses on the United States while seeking support from antidemocratic countries.”

Pompeo’s harshest words were reserved for Assange, whom Pompeo calls a “narcissist,” “a fraud — a coward hiding behind a screen,” and a “false wizard”.

There goes our hope and expectation that a President Trump would commend Assange and provide him political asylum and a safe refuge in America.

The 180° reversal is because the Trump administration now finds itself on the receiving end of WikiLeaks disclosures. Last month, the group released thousands of pages of documents describing sophisticated software tools and techniques used by the C.I.A. to break into the American people’s smartphones, computers and even internet-connected televisions.

~Eowyn

President Trump ends $75M funding of UN abortion agency

On his first full day of work in the White House on January 23, 2017, a day after the 44th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, President Trump signed his first executive order reinstating the Mexico City Policy that bans U.S. funding of at least half a billion dollars to international organizations that perform abortions or provide information about abortion. (See “Trump fulfills 3 promises in first day of work as POTUS, including defund International Planned Parenthood”)

President Trump kept his word.

Reuters reports that on April 3, 2017, the State Department informed Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Corker in a letter that the U.S. is ending taxpayers’ funding of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) because the agency “supports, or participates in the management of, a program of coercive abortion or involuntary sterilization.”

In so doing, President Trump is saving taxpayers as much as $75 million — the amount the Obama administration had given UNFPA in 2015 in core budget and earmarked contributions, which made the U.S. the fourth largest donor to UNFPA.

In a statement on its website, UNFPA said it regrets the U.S. decision to end funding, which it said is based on an “erroneous claim” that the agency supports coercive abortion or involuntary sterilization in China. UNFPA said its mission is “to ensure that every pregnancy is wanted, every childbirth is safe and every young person’s potential is fulfilled. The support we received over the years from the government and people of the United States has saved tens of thousands of mothers from preventable deaths and disabilities, and especially now in the rapidly developing global humanitarian crises.”

Blah, blah, blah.

The end in U.S. funding of UNFPA is President Trump’s first move to curtail funding for the United Nations, to which the United States is the top donor.

There is a bill in Congress, H. R. 193, to end membership of the United States in the United Nations. The bill was introduced by Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Alabama) and referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs on January 3, 2017. Tell your Congress critters to support HR 193!

And so the next time someone — as Red State and Vigilant Citizen did — says you shouldn’t bother to vote because Trump is no different than Hillary Clinton, show them this post.

Note: It is noteworthy that Vigilant Citizen (VC) has since taken down its post of September 23, 2016, “Why the Trump vs. Clinton Election is a Complete Sham,” instructing VC‘s readers not to vote in the upcoming Nov. 8 presidential election. But the post is reproduced on many websites, including The Seeker.

I had read the post when it was first published on Vigilant Citizen and was utterly disgusted by VC‘s grandiose know-it-all and plain irresponsibility. I wrote a comment questioning how he knows Trump is no different than Hillary, and proposed that the only way to verify his claim is precisely to  vote for Trump. If President Trump turns out indeed to be no different than Hillary, that proves VC to be right; if President Trump turns out to be different than Hillary, that proves VC to be wrong. My comment was never published. Instead of admitting he is wrong, Vigilant Citizen chose the coward’s way out by deleting his “Why the Trump vs. Clinton Election is a Complete Sham” post from his website. This is why I no longer read Vigilant Citizen.

~Eowyn

Et tu, Gateway Pundit? Report on yesterday’s Pizzagate March on D.C. disappeared into the memory hole

Memory Hole (definition):

A mechanism for the alteration or disappearance of inconvenient or embarrassing documents, photographs, transcripts, or other records, such as from a website or other archive, particularly as part of an attempt to give the impression that something never happened. The concept was first popularized by George Orwell’s dystopian novel Nineteen Eighty-Four, where the Party’s Ministry of Truth systematically re-created all potential historical documents, in effect, re-writing all of history to match the often-changing state propaganda.

Yesterday, March 25, 2017, as planned, there was a protest in front of the White House to raise awareness about Pizzagate.

The protest was planned to begin at 11 a.m.

At 12:09 p.m., AltMedia powerhouse Gateway Pundit published a report by its correspondent Lucian Wintrich on the protest, “#Make America Great Again Vets Rally Alongside #PizzaGate Protesters in Washington, D.C.“. That evening, FOTM received Wintrich’s article in an email from reader “GiGi”. By that time, the article had garnered 65 comments from Gateway Pundit‘s readers.

Wintrich’s article consisted of 4 photos of the protest, some pics taken at an earlier date of the interior of Comet Ping Pong, and two paragraphs of text written by Wintrich. Below are 2 pics from the protest.

This is what Lucian Wintrich wrote:

Outside the White House, hundreds have gathered to both show support for President Donald J. Trump while others gathered to raise awareness over the controversial #PizzaGate conspiracy. For those of you who might not know, #PizzaGate believers allege that a Washington pizzeria, named Comet Ping-Pong, is the home of a global pedophilia and child sex abuse ring organized by people including Hillary Clinton, Jon Podesta, among and other leading Democrats and members of the DNC.

While a member of The Gateway Pundit reporting staff did venture down to Comet Ping-Pong to investigate, the only thing we came away with is the fact the pizzeria is very creepy and does not seem child-friendly at all. We were not able to prove or confirm allegations of child trafficking, just creepiness (see pictures below, taken by a Gateway Pundit reporter inside Comet Ping-Pong).

Here are 4 pics of Comet Ping Pong in Lucian Wintrich’s article:

Early this morning, when I clicked on the embedded link to Wintrich’s article (http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2017/03/maga-vets-rally-alongside-pizzagate-protesters-washington-d-c/), I got this message:

Not found, error 404

The page you are looking for no longer exists. Perhaps you can return back to the site’s homepage and see if you can find what you are looking for. Or, you can try finding it by using the search form below.

I did just that:

  • I went on Gateway Pundit‘s home page (http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/) and scrolled through its recently published articles. There is no article titled “#Make America Great Again Vets Rally Alongside #PizzaGate Protesters in Washington, D.C.“.
  • I searched for “PizzaGate protesters,” “PizzaGate protest,” “vets rally”. Again, there is no article titled “#Make America Great Again Vets Rally Alongside #PizzaGate Protesters in Washington, D.C.“.
  • I then went on Lucian Wintrich’s author’s page (http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/author/lucian/). As you can verify for yourself, the page shows that Wintrich’s most recent article was published on March 22, 2017 on London Mayor Sadiq Khan. The page shows no article written by Wintrich since March 22, and most certainly no article on the Pizzagate protest.

In other words, Wintrich’s Pizzagate protest article had been disappeared into the memory hole, with no explanation from Gateway Pundit.

A day before the Pizzagate protest, Alex Jones of InfoWars, another AltMedia powerhouse, publicly apologized to James Alefantis — the owner of Comet Ping Pong whom GQ magazine named the 49th most powerful person in Washington, D.C. — for having broadcast videos and published articles on Pizzagate, which Jones now calls “an incorrect narrative”. See “Alex Jones apologizes for Pizzagate ‘fake news’ on eve of March on D.C.“.

Sure looks like the Alex Jones virus has infected Gateway Pundit as well.

Update (March 27, 2017):

Although Gateway Pundit took down Wintrich’s report, it is preserved (for now) in the Internet archive, aka Way Back Machine. Here’s the link.

~Eowyn

Alex Jones apologizes for Pizzagate ‘fake news’ on eve of March on D.C.

“Pizzagate” is the term given to speculations and assertions that there is a pedophile network connecting powerful Democratic Party élites and two Washington, D.C. pizzerias, Besta Pizza and Comet Ping Pong. The latter is owned by James Alefantis, listed by GQ as the 49th most powerful person in D.C. and a former boyfriend of Clinton crony and Democratic Party operative David Brock of Media Matters.

Below is a picture that Alefantis posted to his Instagram account (source: The Tap Blog). After this and other pictures were uncovered by 4chan, his account is no longer accessible to the public:

Using Comet Ping Pong’s Instagram account, a Comet Ping Pong barman named joshuaryanv posted an obscene picture of two people having sex on top of a giant slice of pizza. To see the pic, click here.

Given the gravity of the accusations and the many compelling circumstantial evidence, it is curious that no official investigation has been made by either law enforcement or the MSM. See “Failure of American Journalism: Pizzagate and the muzzling of Ben Swann”.

Today, March 25, beginning at 11 a.m., there will be a peaceful demonstration in Lafayette Park across from the White House, asking for an official investigation into Pizzagate.

Yesterday, on the eve of the planned March on D.C. against pedophiles, InfoWars’ Alex Jones publicly apologized for having propagated fake news (“an incorrect narrative”) on Pizzagate.

Jones’ apology was specifically directed at Alefantis who, last month (February 2017), wrote Jones asking that InfoWars retract statements made about Alefantis although:

  • Jones had already removed broadcasts concerning Alefantis from both InfoWars’ website and social media.
  • Jones and InfoWars already had “dissociated” themselves from Pizzagate months ago in December 2016.

Despite all that, Alex Jones still felt compelled to issue a public apology, not just to Alefantis, but for participating in the Pizzagate narrative in general. Moreover, Jones blames his Pizzagate involvement on others — “third party accounts of alleged activities and conduct at” Comet Ping Pong, as well as “accounts of reporters who are no longer with us.”

Here is Alex Jones’ “A Note to Our Listening, Viewing and Reading Audiences Concerning Pizzagate Coverage” (I added the bold highlight in red):

Last fall before the Presidential election, a large number of media outlets began reporting on allegations arising from emails released by Wikileaks that appeared to come from John Podesta, who served Presidents Clinton and Obama and was the chairman of Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign.

Dozens of those stories and articles raised or discussed theories that some of Podesta’s emails contained code words for human trafficking and/or pedophilia. Stories also included allegations connecting members of the Democratic Party with a number of restaurants involved with a child sex ring. These stories were cited and discussed in social media and went viral on the Internet.

One of the persons mentioned in many of the stories in the media was a Washington, D.C. restaurant owner named James Alefantis, and his pizza  restaurant Comet Ping Pong. It is fair to say that Mr. Alefantis is a prominent individual who has been mentioned as a power player in Washington. Mr. Alefantis and his restaurant were mentioned in many stories published by a lot of different outlets. Mr. Alefantis was quoted in many subsequent stories, and he denied any involvement in such child sex rings. These denials were reported in national media and many other media outlets and news websites.

The volume of stories was substantial, generated national headlines and came to be known across the country as “Pizzagate.” We at Infowars became a part of that discussion. We broadcast commentary about the allegations and the theory that the emails contained code words. We raised questions about information in Mr. Podesta’s emails and the Comet Ping Pong restaurant. We believed at that time that further investigation was necessary. In December 2016 we disassociated ourselves from the “Pizzagate” claims and theories, a position we reiterated last month after being contacted by Mr. Alefantis.

In late February 2017, we received a letter from Mr. Alefantis asking that we retract certain statements that he says were made in seven of our broadcasts between the last week of November and the first week of December 2016. We have attempted, through our lawyers, to contact Mr. Alefantis to discuss with him what sort of statement he would like to see made.

In our commentary about what had become known as Pizzagate, I made comments about Mr. Alefantis that in hindsight I regret, and for which I apologize to him. We were participating in a discussion that was being written about by scores of media outlets, in one of the most hotly contested and disputed political environments our country has ever seen. We relied on third party accounts of alleged activities and conduct at the restaurant. We also relied on accounts of reporters who are no longer with us. This was an ever-evolving story, which had a huge amount of commentary about it across many media outlets.

As I have said before, what became a heightened focus on Mr. Alefantis and Comet Ping Pong by many media outlets was not appropriate. To my knowledge today, neither Mr. Alefantis, nor his restaurant Comet Ping Pong, were involved in any human trafficking as was part of the theories about Pizzagate that were being written about in many media outlets and which we commented upon.

I want our viewers and listeners to know that we regret any negative impact our commentaries may have had on Mr. Alefantis, Comet Ping Pong, or its employees. We apologize to the extent our commentaries could be construed as negative statements about Mr. Alefantis or Comet Ping Pong, and we hope that anyone else involved in commenting on Pizzagate will do the same thing.

Here’s what we have done to clarify to the public. Months ago we took down the majority of broadcasts/videos including ones that only mentioned Pizzagate. This happened months before we were even contacted by Mr. Alefantis. Mr. Alefantis objected to portions of seven particular radio broadcasts. We have taken down those seven broadcasts and we have attempted to take down any broadcasts that mentioned Mr. Alefantis or Comet Ping Pong. We have attempted to do so not just on our website but also social media sites such as our YouTube channel. If Mr. Alefantis has other objections, we invite him to let us know. Two reporters who used to be associated with us are no longer with us. In a recent broadcast, I invited Mr. Alefantis on our program to state what he wanted to, and I again do so here. He has given interviews to many media outlets, and he is welcome to come on our show.

In issuing this statement, we are not admitting that Mr. Alefantis, or his restaurant, have any legal claim. We do not believe they do. But we are issuing this statement because we think it is the right thing to do. It will be no surprise to you that we will fight for children across America. But the Pizzagate narrative, as least as concerning Mr. Alefantis and Comet Ping Pong, we have subsequently determined was based upon what we now believe was an incorrect narrative. Despite the fact that we were far from the genesis of this story, it is never easy to admit when your commentaries are based on inaccurate information, but we feel like we owe it to you the listeners, viewers and supporters to make that statement, and give an apology to you and to Mr. Alefantis, when we do.

We encourage you to hold us accountable. We improve when you do.

Alex Jones,
Infowars

In a departure from standard InfoWars practice, readers are prevented from commenting on Jones’ apology as “Comments for this thread are now closed”.

Jones’ curious timing — issuing a public apology for having engaged in the “incorrect narrative” about Pizzagate on the eve of the March on D.C. to raise public awareness on Pizzagate — can only discredit today’s March, as well as any and all efforts in the Alternative Media to uncover and shed light on D.C. pedophilia.

That there are pedophiles in Washington, D.C. is not farfetched given the Franklin child sex-ring scandal of 1988-1991 which involved GOP élites in Washington, D.C., and Nebraska’s Boys Town and assorted prominent citizens. The scandal is documented in two books:

Then there is the more recent case of former Congressman and House Speaker Dennis Hastert (R-Illinois) who, in April 2016 at his sentencing hearing, admitted under pressure from the judge that he had sexually abused boys. The judge in the case called Hastert a “serial child molester” and imposed a sentence of 15 months in prison, two years’ supervised release, and a $250,000 fine.

David Seaman asks “What do they have on a man [Alex Jones] who’s been so vocal on other issues plaguing our society, what did they have on him that the day before the national protest against Pizzagate and against Pedogate he has to issue a public apology?”

See also:

H/t Will Shanley

~Eowyn