Alex Jones Apologizes For Promoting ‘Pizzagate’

Fire up the troops and then pull the rug out from underneath them.

Isn’t that a strategy that controlled opposition would use to demoralize the troops?

That’s what alex Jones has just done.

Interestingly, leftist Raw Story reports that the 60 Minutes interview with Mike Cernovich on Sunday night (see my earlier post on Cernovich by scrolling down the homepage) included a segment where 60 Minutes tries to debunk #pizzagate.

First, the story.

WBUR

Longtime conspiracy theorist and propagator Alex Jones has apologized to the Washington, D.C. pizzeria Comet Ping Pong and its owner James Alefantis for his show’s role in promoting the false “pizzagate” conspiracy theory involving a child sex-abuse ring.

Jones, the host of the radio and web show bearing his name and the owner of the website Infowars, said from a prepared statement that to his knowledge, “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.”

He continued: “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.”

Jones’ apology Friday came the same day a 28-year-old man pleaded guilty to charges related to a December incident when he brought an AR-15 rifle and other weapons into the restaurant and fired shots inside. Edgar Maddison Welch, of Salisbury, N.C., said he drove from his home to the Washington restaurant to “self-investigate” the conspiracy theory.

False rumors on the Internet included allegations that a child sex ring was operating out of the restaurant’s nonexistent basement and that it involved Hillary Clinton and her former campaign chairman John Podesta. Employees of Comet have received many threatening phone calls and have been the targets of online harassment and death threats.

The Daily Beast reported that Welch was a Facebook fan of Jones and Infowars, and Welch told The New York Times he had listened to Jones’ radio show.

Multiple times in the statement, Jones says that “many media outlets” were reporting on the theories; it could be seen as an attempt to minimize the role his show played in their promotion.

Despite Jones’ claim that the reason for the apology is because “we think it is the right thing to do,” it may have more to do with the perceived threat of legal action from Alefantis, who wrote to Jones in February asking for several retractions. The Washington Post’s Paul Farhi explains:

“Under Texas law, the Austin-based Jones had to retract or apologize for the stories by Friday — one full month after receiving Alefantis’s letter — to avoid exposing InfoWars to punitive damages in a libel suit.”

It’s rare for Jones to make a public apology. The Infowars website has a correction section. There are only two entries, of which the Comet apology is one.

Infowars describes the mission of Jones and the website as “seeking the truth and exposing the scientifically engineered lies of the globalists and their ultimate goal of enslaving humanity.”

NPR’s David Folkenflik noted other conspiracy theories Jones has discussed:

“Jones has claimed the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks were an inside job, that the deadly shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School was a hoax, and that President Obama would round up people into concentration camps.”

Jones was not the originator of “pizzagate,” however, which has spread on social media and on sites like Reddit.

Even after its wide debunking by most mainstream media outlets, “pizzagate” continues, as evidenced by the small group of protesters who gathered near the White House on Saturday:

The Hill’s Will Sommer reports that Jones’ apology isn’t enough to sway the hard-core believers:

Social psychology professor Viren Swami of Anglia Ruskin University told NPR’s Michel Martin that it’s hard to change someone’s belief once that person accepts a conspiracy theory. “We look for evidence that fits what we already know or what we already believe, and we try to avoid information or evidence that we either disagree with or that we know doesn’t fit with our perspective,” he said. “And if someone comes along and says, here’s the evidence, your natural tendency’s actually to rehearse arguments against that evidence.”

A lawsuit by Alefantis? That seems highly unlikely. It would expose things related to the John Podesta emails that Podesta would not want exposed.

Forget about the idea that #pizzagate has been debunked, as claimed in the article. For something to be debunked, there must be an investigation. There has been no investigation of the bizarre goings on at Comet pizza.

And why hasn’t Alefantis gone after David Seaman, the subject of an earlier post (scroll down on the homepage from this post). Seaman has brutally exposed the Podesta emails to a large audience of his followers.

If anything, Seaman has more street cred than Jones, who is widely seen as controlled opposition. Seaman suffers the same labeling, but his focus in life is almost solely on #pizzagate, unlike Jones who spreads himself across numerous issues.

David Seaman Debunks the Debunking of #pizzagate

Youtube title: Alex Jones’ APOLOGY & Media’s Absurd Pro-Pedo Meltdown

I recollect our conversation about David Seaman a couple of weeks ago. Yes, there are questions about HIM, but when he does good work, I’m going to post it here.

Yesterday, there was a #pizzagate demonstration at the White House. We can’t let this monstrous conspiracy die. As long as Seaman keeps preaching that it’s real and needs to be investigated, I will give him the benefit of the doubt.

In the above video, Seaman talks about the (((media’s))) attacks on him, as well as the evidence that Comet Pizza is at the center of a horrific pedophile ring focused on drugging and raping young children.

Here are a couple of Tweets designed to help start an official investigation into #pizzagate.

There’s more. In 2013 NBC News reported that Hillary Clinton quashed an investigation into pedophile rings within the State Department.

Published on Mar 25, 2017

Flashback to June 11th, 2013 when NBC was reporting real news… Hillary Clinton was never a progressive liberal, she was never a feminist, she never cared about anyone but herself.

Two Black Monsters Charged in 2015 Murder of White Waitress

Fox5 DC

SPOTSYLVANIA COUNTY, Va. – Two men have been arrested and charged in connection with the murder of a 21-year-old woman found shot dead over a year ago in northern Virginia.

Police say 29-year-old Joshua Christopher Williams and 28-year-old Jonathan Julian Vejarano face charges related to the murder of Heather Ciccone.

Ciccone was found shot to death in her car in December of 2015. The car was parked in a driveway about 30 minutes from her home.

Investigators later found her cellphone and were able to determine she had received a call to meet someone before she was found dead.

Williams faces charges of first degree murder, conspiracy to commit first degree murder and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony. Vejarano faces charges of first degree murder, conspiracy to commit first degree murder, use of a firearm in the commission of a felony and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

Fox local stations often only report the bare bones of a story.

For more you have to consult Heavy, the Daily Mail, or a similar tabloid news site.

The strong suspicion here is that Heather was a mudshark, murdered by two hit men in the employ of a black female who sought revenge for the loss of her boyfriend to Ciccone.

Daily Mail

Ciccone, who was a waitress at Red Robin, told her parents that she was going to help a friend whose car broke down.

At the time, Ciccone’s older sister said she was being tormented by a woman who started stalking her recently over some issues with a man.

‘There’s no way this was a suicide,’ Courtney Ciccone, 24, told WTVR shortly after her sister’s death.

‘This is cold-blooded murder. Heather has had a girl who has been stalking her and threatening to kill her.’

Just days before her death, Ciccone appeared to be complaining about the unnamed woman on Facebook, writing a post that read: ‘I swear this b**ch has no f***ing life.’

Her sister responded to the post, writing: ‘She has plenty of [threatening voicemails] and her saying she’s been “stalking” the house wanting to cause harm.’

There’s nothing in news reports I’ve read to suggest that Ciccone’s woman stalker was connected to the murder or to the killers.

So what was the motive?

Was this killing a drug deal gone bad that had nothing to do with “issues” over a man?

The publisher of Scrawl Drawl believes Heather was a fine young lady whose murder was of the random, predatory type we see from blacks every day.

We’re going to have to wait until the prosecution releases more details to know for sure.

What we can say for sure is that the garbage arrested for the murder deserve a quick hanging after being found guilty.

The faces of those two shitskins define the new America, a country I didn’t vote for and do not f*cking want.

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Here’s the truth about Meals on Wheels in Trump’s budget

Misleading stories such as this one at CBS News show that the “Trump is a mean man” propaganda machine is in full swing.

An earlier post on saboteur365 about Meals on Wheels sourced Snopes, which debunked the extreme assertion that President Trump was killing the feeding program aimed at seniors.

In this post, it’s liberal USA Today that decided to avoid fake news and reveal the truth. I’ve bolded a few key points.

USA Today

WASHINGTON — President Trump’s first budget proposal to Congress last week specifically identified steep cuts to hundreds of domestic programs, but Meals on Wheels wasn’t one of them.

The popular program — which mainly uses volunteer drivers to provide hot meals to older Americans across the country — doesn’t directly receive federal funding. As Trump’s budget director, Mick Mulvaney, told reporters Thursday, “Meals on Wheels is not a federal program.”

Nevertheless, Meals on Wheels quickly became the poster child for the impact of Trump’s budget cuts. Even before the budget’s release, Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., tweeted that Trump had called for the “elimination” of Meals on Wheels, and the Congressional Progressive Caucus quickly dubbed it the “Starvation Budget.”

The truth: Trump’s budget calls for the elimination of one program that some of the nation’s 5,000 Meals on Wheels groups rely on: Community development block grants, a $3 billion program that started in the Ford administration to give states and cities more flexibility in how they combat poverty.

Let’s stir the pot and ask if the program needs new vehicles like the one below, with it’s custom paint job. Let’s also ask what kind of salaries the administrators of the program receive.

But Trump’s proposal — known as the “skinny budget” because it’s the first, vague outline of a more formal submission to come — is largely silent about the program that provides the vast majority of federal funding for senior services.

“The budget will adversely impact older adults,” said Sandy Markwood, CEO of the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging. “We just don’t know how much.”

Here’s why. The majority of Meals on Wheels programs get most of their federal funding through the Administration for Community Living, an agency of the Department of Health and Human Services that serves the elderly and disabled. That agency has a $227 million line-item for “home-delivered nutrition services.”

Those programs are authorized though the Older Americans Act, a law so popular that its renewal passed Congress last year without any recorded opposition. And while Trump didn’t single out that specific program, Health and Human Services will receive a 16% across-the-board cut.

“We’re very concerned. We’re concerned about the cuts that were explicit in the skinny budget, but we’re also concerned about what we see as the handwriting on the wall with the percentage cuts to HHS,” Markwood said. “Some of these details we won’t know for a while.”

Meals on Wheels America, a national group that represents 5,000 programs throughout the country, said it was bombarded with questions about the budget and could not respond to press inquiries.

The impact is likely to vary from place to place. Every Meals on Wheels affiliate gets money from a different mix of state, local and federal government funds, along with individual donations and philanthropic organizations.

“We like to say that when you’ve seen one Meals on Wheels program, you’ve seen one Meals on Wheels program,” said Sandra Noe, the executive director of Meals on Wheels of Northwest Indiana. Like many programs, it gets funding from an area agency on aging through the Older Americans Act.

The Department of Housing and Urban Development, which administers the community development block grant program that Trump targeted for elimination, couldn’t say how much of that money ultimately flows to Meals on Wheels. It’s certainly a small fraction: Social services are capped by law at 15% of the block grants, and the most recent HUD figures show all senior services receive about $33 million.

“We’ve spent $150 billion on those programs since the 1970s,” Mulvaney said, referring to the block grants. And since the federal government started to apply more performance measurements to federal programs in the Bush administration those block grants have been “just not showing any results,” he said.

“We can’t do that anymore. We can’t spend money on programs just because they sound good. And great, Meals on Wheels sounds great. Again, that’s a state decision to fund that particular portion — to take the federal money and give it to the states, and say look, we want to give you money for programs that don’t work.”

But scientific studies have found Meals on Wheels programs are effective in improving nutrition among the elderly. And they’re cost effective, because keeping older adults in their homes is less expensive than nursing-home care.

“It’s not just a meal, but a wellness check,” Noe said. “That volunteer, that driver is able to tune into whether that person’s health is failing, or if they’ve fallen or can’t get out of their chair. And we’re delivering relief from isolation, and we’re delivering relief to their family as well.”

The comments at the CBS link above are telling, with a split between those who hint that mean man Trump loves the idea of starving granny and the rational conservatives who note that private donations can easily replace any federal funding cuts, which are not certain anyway.

It’s frustrating to see how the liberal mind works on the fuel of emotion, not rationality.

Black Gang Beats, Robs Kindly White Man Who Offered to Help Pay for Their Meals in Chicken Shop (Video)

We’re reminded once again of the practical advice: Avoid the groid, around blacks, never relax.

The Sun

A GOOD Samaritan ​who ​offered to lend two men short on cash some money to cover their meal at a fried chicken shop ended up getting beaten and robbed for trying to help, cops say.

The victim was savagely beaten by four men inside the takeway – then robbed by a fifth as he lay helpless on the floor, New York Post reported.

The 37-year-old victim told police that an argument began when he offered to help pay for the two men’s meal, which they were a few dollars short of paying for, inside Texas Chicken and Burgers in Brooklyn, New York on March 1.