I don’t want to dive into Pizzagate too deeply on this blog. COBUS has a running theme of comparing facts vs mainstream media coverage, so I felt we should talk about it. For the first time in the history of COBUS I am going to issue a trigger warning, as the content is sensitive and disturbing.
Pizzagate is a reference to a cluster of Wikileaks emails that appeared to be speaking in code. Citizen journalists around the globe have tied it to an alleged underage sex trafficking ring linked to certain D.C. political elites. Furthermore, the emails reveal consistencies to a Washington Pizza parlor. Their company logo bore a questionable resemblance to the official symbol for “boy lover”. There are also an alarming number of strange coincidences on the owner’s Instagram, as well as art work from one of the linked politicians that celebrate the culture. What is absolutely horrifying to us, is considered a “lifestyle” among those who participate. Again, I won’t get too deeply into it on my own blog. I do however recommend anyone who is interested in seeing how the mainstream media works to take some time to compare the citizen journalism vs. mainstream. Don’t take any one report as the end-all-be-all, but compare.
I highly recommend Really Graceful who has been vigilant in calling out the mainstream media for covering this story up. The point here isn’t to assess blame, but to investigate an alarming number of coincidences. If Pizzagate is fake news, then an investigation should not be a problem right? It has long been said that this runs rampant in both our political and entertainment worlds. Doesn’t that at least warrant a deeper look by the authorities?
CBS Reporter Ben Swann is the first to give this story the investigative spin that this story deserves:
In contrast here is Fox News Megyn Kelly asking no questions and dismissing pizzagate as fake news.
And sadly, Saturday Night Live poking fun at Pizzagate. I loved SNL for many years, to poke fun at a serious situation that has not been properly investigated and debunked is well, creepy. This kind of broke my heart and made me think differently of the show.
I am not saying it is real, or not real. I will say from past experience when the media makes light of something, it is often to distract the masses from reality. They did it with Occupy Wallstreet, and the most definitely did it with the $10,000,000 lawsuit that was filed against me by a legal professional. The reporting by the mainstream media was not just sensational, but was in some cases full on disinformation. By presenting a wacky, hilarious “She got sued for being too ugly…Nice one America!” type of narrative, it deflects from questions we the people should be asking about P!NK Tributegate. The main question being “Why was this allowed, and why did nobody stop or investigate it?”
The mainstream media coverage of Pizzagate, in my opinion are employing the same “nothing to see here” tactics. If you have not gone down this rabbit hole, I would highly recommend Really Graceful as a starting point. Take everything she says with a grain of salt, but question the facts presented and the number of “coincidences”.
It is the vigilance of people like Really Graceful that helped the story break on CBS. If this story is real, it means the well being of hundreds of thousands of children are at stake. Don’t that warrant investigative journalism beyond the current dismissive tone of the mainstream media?