I have not heretofore published anything on “Pizzagate,” but I recently came across this video posted at Russia Insider and thought I would share it here.
Ben Swann is a news anchor at WGCL, the CBS affiliate in Atlanta, Georgia. As part of his duties, Swann routinely hosts a segment entitled “Reality Check,” and on January 17, he delved into the Pizzagate controversy, discussing what he learned after conducting his own personal research into the issue. The video above is the Reality Check segment that aired on that evening’s newscast. It was uploaded to the Internet one day later, on January 18, and as I get ready to post this, on Wednesday, January 25, it has garnered nearly 97,000 views.
In recent years, reports have surfaced of a pedophile ring in the UK in which top-ranking British officials were allegedly involved. That something similar may be occurring in the US, and that powerful figures in Washington might be connected to it, would not surprise me. Does that mean I subscribe to everything that has been written about Pizzagate? No. But Swann’s reflections on the whole thing are definitely worth viewing.
I’ll also quote a bit here from Oscar Platt, a regular contributor to Russia Insider and who posted Swann’s Reality Check video on that website:
The Pizzagate story is one of the most troubling to surface in recent months, and it has been clear to many following it that there is definitely something to it.
So it was a big disappointment to many when Alex Jones publicly dropped his coverage of it. He has the resources and the audience to break the story wide open.
Jones even created a special video explaining to his audience his logic for dropping his investigation, and then another one to explain why Infowars team member Joe Biggs, who was very active investigating Pizzagate, left the company.
Jones’ argument was that, to him, Pizzagate looked like a set-up, part of the whole fake news meme, which would be used by the deep state to argue that alternative media had to be reined in.
That went over like a lead balloon. Chatter on 4chan, the online message forum which is the epicenter of the Pizzagate investigations, favored the theory that someone had gotten to Jones, convincing him to back off, possibly because the scandal reached into the senior levels of BOTH parties, and would end up damaging Trump circles too, whom Jones was actively backing at the time.
Regardless of what Jones does, the story is very much alive. This overview is well-worth watching.
The evidence is alarming, to say the least, and much more convincing stuff was left out of this short 5 minute piece.
Evidence that the segment has some validity to it is how the usual suspects immediately attacked, as if they knew what was coming.
Within hours, The Washington Post called the segment “a gem of video slime’, the Daily Beast ran a denigrating profile of Benn Swann, the host, calling him a ‘truther’. Gizmodo’s headline?: CBS Imbecile Just Fanned the Pizzagate Flames for No Reason
If these people are trying to push back, you know there is something very ugly going on.
Interestingly, after Swann’s episode aired, Wikileaks posted a tweet on it:
The tweet, as you can see, is rather non-committal. It simply announces that the program aired. But the following was also tweeted by way of response:
Whether there is or isn’t a child sex ring operating in the nation’s capital, we certainly have people in Washington who aren’t above starting wars under false pretenses, torturing and waterboarding prisoners, or providing support for terrorists. That such people might also find it morally acceptable to engage in pedophilia would not require a great leap of faith.