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Another Time Capsule, 2013: BBC Caught Staging Fake News Chemical Attack in Syria

The video above discusses fake news stories reported by the media from Syria and Ukraine…as the mainstream media today continue their tirade against “fake news.” That tirade, by the way, has been very much rejuvenated with the highly-reported incident involving a man walking into the “Comet” pizza restaurant in Washington carrying a gun.

“There will be a time and place to address how and why this happened in greater detail. For now, I will simply say that we should all condemn the efforts of certain people to spread malicious and utterly false accusations.”

Those are the words of James Alefantis, owner of Comet Ping Pong, as quoted here.

The suspect arrested in the incident told police he had come to “self-investigate” the rumors of child sex slavery at the restaurant. Alefantis went on to add:

“What happened today demonstrates that promoting false and reckless conspiracy theories comes with consequences. I hope that those involved in fanning these flames will take a moment to contemplate what happened here today and stop promoting these falsehoods right away.”

No one at the restaurant was injured. By contrast, the conflicts in Syria and Ukraine have resulted in massive shedding of blood.

Alefantis, it seems, has come to the conclusion that spreading fake news “comes with consequences.” I’m sure the people of Syria and Ukraine would agree with him.

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