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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dystopian novel Nineteen Eighty-Four, where the Party’s Ministry of Truth systematically re-created all potential historical documents, in effect, re-writing all of history to match the often-changing state propaganda.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

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This is Chiraq: Man posts selfie with a toddler holding a firearm

man with toddler and gun

And her finger is on the trigger. Utter madness.

From MyFoxChicago: Police are investigating a photo that was posted on social media that shows a child holding a handgun.

A concerned resident walked into the Wentworth District offices on Wednesday to report a picture someone texted him on Tuesday that shows a male holding a child who was holding an unknown model handgun, according to Chicago Police. The text message said that the photo was shared on social media.

Andrew Holmes, a community activist, said somebody showed him the photo about midnight Tuesday, and he reported it to police the next day.

“We just lost a 3-year-old boy last week who had his hands on a gun,” Holmes said. “We’re supposed to be leaders and try to keep guns out of children’s hands, yet here she is with her hands on the trigger.”

Police said it is unknown whether the gun is a firearm or a replica or whether the photo was taken in Chicago.

An Endangering the Life/Health of a Child case report was started, and the incident is under police investigation.

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Associated Press issues new guidance on sex, gender: ‘avoid’ referring to ‘both’ or ‘either’ sexes

gender-nuetral-terms

From Washington Times: In a Friday email to subscribers listing updated entries for its style manual, the Associated Press is urging journalists to avoid making references in news stories that suggest there are only two sexes in the human race.

The term “gender,” the AP Stylebook says, is “[n]ot synonymous with sex.”

“Gender refers to a person’s social identity while sex refers to biological characteristics,” the style guide explains.

Not all people fall under one of two categories for sex or gender, according to leading medical organizations, so avoid references to both, either or opposite sexes or genders as a way to encompass all people. When needed for clarity or in certain stories about scientific studies, alternatives include men and women, boys and girls, males and females.”

The Stylebook issued further guidance for use of pronouns under an entry named “they, them, their.” Those third-person plural pronouns are preferred by some transgender or gender fluid individuals who say they are not comfortable with traditional male or female personal pronouns.

For its part, the AP advises writers that while “[i]n most cases, a plural pronoun should agree in number with the antecedent …. when alternative wording is overly awkward and clumsy” it may be permissible to use they, them, or their to refer to an individual. “However, rewording usually is possible and always is preferable” because “[c]larity is a top priority” in news reporting and “gender-neutral use of a singular they is unfamiliar to many readers.”

The news wire then added there is a linguistic line it’s drawn with personal pronouns. “We do not use other gender-neutral pronouns such as xe or ze.”

This is not the first time the AP has changed its style manual in light of changing cultural values on sexuality. In 2013 the news wire added an entry for “husband, wife” in its style manual in light of the growing legal recognition of same-sex marriage. The most up-to-date version of the Stylebook for that entry now reads, “Regardless of sexual orientation, husband for a man or wife for a woman is acceptable in all references to individuals in any legally recognized marriage. Spouse or partner may be used if requested.”

Aside from gender identity and LGBT-related matters, the AP email also alerted subscribers to a new entry related to the phenomenon of “fake news.”

“The term fake news may be used in quotes or as shorthand for the modern phenomenon of deliberate falsehoods or fiction masked as news circulating on the internet,” the AP explains. “However, do not label as fake news specific or individual news items that are disputed.”

“If fake news is used in a quote, push for specifics about what is meant. Alternative wording includes false reports, erroneous reports, unverified reports, questionable reports, disputed reports or false reporting, depending on the context.”

The new style guidelines are effective immediately, with the AP Stylebook Online already updated accordingly, the email explained.

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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

Fake Anti-Semitism: Dual US-Israeli citizens made bomb threats against Jewish groups

We are awash in fakery. Nothing is what it seems.

Our intelligence agencies concoct fake intelligence. The DSM (Deep State Media) report fake news. Go to end of this post for links.

We can add fake anti-Semitism to the ever-growing list of fakery.

Of late, there has been a rash of seemingly anti-Semitic incidents — of bomb threats to Jewish community centers and schools, as well as vandalism of Jewish cemeteries in St. Louis and Philadelphia.

Notwithstanding President Trump’s condemnation of these acts, as well as the lack of any evidence of culpability on the part of Trump supporters, he is accused of being at least indirectly responsible for the surge in “anti-Jewish” sentiment because Trump’s alleged “polarizing rhetoric” allegedly “emboldens” anti-Semitic white-supremacist groups.

Early this month, police arrested Juan Thompson for making a series of bomb threats to Jewish organizations. Not only is Thompson not a Trump supporter, he had voted for Bernie Sanders! Nor is Thompson a white supremacist: he is black. (See “Fake Anti-Semitism: Black-racist Bernie-voter made bomb threats to Jewish groups to make ex-girlfriend look bad”)

Now police have arrested another perp who had made bomb threats against Jewish groups.

Surprise! It’s a Jew!

Yonah Jeremy Bob reports for The Jerusalem Post, March 23, 2017, that sources indicate that most of the threats against the Jewish Diaspora communities and organizations led investigators back to Israel.

Israel Police arrested an 18-year-old dual American Israeli living in Ashkelon, a coastal city in Israel, who is suspected of being behind most of a series of bomb and other threats to Jewish communities in the US, Europe, Australia and New Zealand that date back around six months.

The unnamed suspect used very complex methods to shield himself from identification and being caught, and law enforcement had to use a variety of their own complex methods to find him.  and finally searched the suspect’s house on Thursday. They are only now able to piece together the breadth and methodology of his operations.

There are few details available about the suspect’s profile: he is not in the IDF (Israeli Defense Force), not ultra-Orthodox, at some point made aliya (“return” to Israel) and possibly has psychological problems. His lawyer reportedly said the suspect has a nonmalignant brain tumor.

The suspect’s father has also been arrested for involvement in most of the same crimes and many of the threatening telephone calls. Their home was outfitted with an unusually large antenna and other unusual hardware. The suspect’s mother was questioned, but is not currently a suspect.

Israel intends to indict the suspect in its own courts, but it is unknown as of Thursday whether other countries such as the US might also seek to extradite and try him.

H/t FOTM‘s MomOfIV

See also:

~Eowyn

Shia LaBeouf’s anti-Trump exhibit relocates – again

shia labepouf

Someone needs to get this creature an acting gig. Or better yet, a cure for his Trump Derangement Syndrome.

From Page Six: Actor Shia LaBeouf is taking his controversial anti-President Trump art installation across the pond, claiming America isn’t “safe enough” for his work.

The “He Will Not Divide Us” webcam exhibit has been adopted by the Liverpool-based Foundation for Art and Creative Technology, the group said Tuesday.

“Events have shown that America is simply not safe enough for this artwork to exist,” LaBeouf and the other artists wrote in a statement.

The project encourages people to say “He will not divide us!” into a wall-mounted camera that is livestreaming 24/7.

It was launched in Queens on Inauguration Day, and was supposed to run for the duration of Trump’s presidency. But the Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria shut down the installation on Feb. 10, saying it became a “flashpoint of violence.” (Including LaBeouf being charged with misdemeanor assault and a harassment violation .)

So LaBeouf moved it to Albuquerque, where it was yanked a few days later because of vandalism and gunfire.

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Cowards – and bast*rds: Networks censor rape of 14-year-old girl in Maryland by an illegal alien

cover my child

The narrative must not be destroyed…even if an American citizen (child) is raped and sodomized. Shame, shame, SHAME on the State Run Media (SRM).

Attention SRM: Read the police report here. The VICTIM of this rape by an illegal alien had her 14-year-old anus penetrated by the illegal alien’s penis. She replied “stop” several times during her rape. Before penetrating the child/victim in the anus, the illegal alien forced his penis inside the victim’s mouth. She cried out IN PAIN.

SHAME on you for not reporting the truth to protect your narrative. SHAME ON YOU!

From Newsbusters: The “big three” networks of ABC, CBS, and NBC continued their shameful blackout into Wednesday night of the horrifying alleged rape of a teenage girl in a Washington D.C. suburb high school bathroom by two men, including one here in the U.S. illegally. 

Instead, the pathetic liberal media that’s shown no interest in the Rockville High School case complied with Rolling Stone in giving over 10 minutes of coverage in two days to the fake 2014 claim that a University of Virginia fraternity gang raped a female student.

Before breaking down how blind the media were in furthering a narrative about college fraternities and sexual assault (which can be a noble cause), the pro-illegal immigrant media were surely displeased with the Fox News Channel’s Special Report as it again offered a story on the events in Montgomery County, Maryland.

Fill-in host James Rosen noted that “the Maryland State House of Delegates has approved a bill to make Maryland a sanctuary state…just days after Maryland authorities charged two immigrants, one of them confirmed to be here illegally, in the alleged rape of a 14-year-old girl in a Rockville High School bathroom.”

Correspondent Doug McKelway provided the latest from the school and told viewers how the cowards with the school district banned TV cameras from Tuesday’s packed PTA meeting as “[t]he red-hot controversy…lit up social media.”

McKelway also noted how the school district has shifted their focus from the rape to blaming average citizens for being outraged about how such a thing could have happened.

At the same time, local and state Democrats went ahead with their desire to make Rockville and Maryland a sanctuary city and state, respectively. This was despite strong opposition from Republican Governor Larry Hogan.

Read the rest of the story here.

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