Infowars founder Alex Jones, best known for his bombastic pronouncements of government conspiracy, is apologizing for his coverage of PizzaGate, a theory deduced from Wikileaks disclosures which allege that Comet Ping Pong, run by the well-connected James Alefantis, was the hub of an elite child sex-trafficking network.
“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,” Jones said. “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.”
The PizzaGate theory has continued to spread despite desperate efforts from mainstream media and the political establishment to put the story to rest. Jones had barely commented on the PizzaGate affair on his radio show and various news platforms, but still felt pressured to issue a public apology. This is not the first instance where an independent journalist has exhibited unusual behavior after broaching PizzaGate.
Video blogger David Seaman experienced censorship and harassment after reporting on PizzaGate. Even more peculiar, Ben Swann, who gained fame in the liberty movement for his favorable Ron Paul coverage in 2012, went dark on social media and immediately canceled a crowd-funded ISIS documentary after producing a CBS news report on PizzaGate that went viral.
Swann’s news report regarding PizzaGate can be seen here:
These out-of-character reactions from alternative media heavyweights like Alex Jones and Ben Swann are meant to quell interest in the PizzaGate story, but may only add more fuel to the fire. Demonstrations took place outside of the White House this weekend, and these zealous activists do not indicate they will be dropping their search for truth anytime soon.