Alex Jones has officially apologized for Pizzagate. At least, he has to James Alefantis, the owner of Comet Ping Pong Pizza, the man who’s pizza parlor was at the focus of the whole mess.
But for you die-hard Pizzagate enthusiasts, don’t worry: Jones went live today detailing why he issued his apology letter and explaining, in no uncertain terms, that he was only interested in Real True Investigative Journalism™, and that this whole Pizzagate thing overshadowed that.
You can check for yourself. Use your brains, sheeple. I’m not going to do your research for you. Google it and click on the first link that confirms what I’m saying. You’ll see I’m right.
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So what was the inspiration for Jones’ apology to Alefantis? Jones insisted in his video that people took his message out of context — stop me if you’ve heard that before — and that the intent and research of he and his crew at Infowars, the Internet Conspiracy Clearinghouse, had been misconstrued by that most nefarious Mainstream Media [cue: roll of thunder].
He also explained he issued his apology because he was preparing “to go on the offensive against real child traffickers,” whatever that means.
As is usual with Pizzagate, the reality has nothing to with child trafficking: Jones very likely issued his retraction because of the possibility of legal action. You see, back in February, Alefantis sent Jones a letter asking for several retractions. According to the Washington Post, under Texas law, Jones — who’s based out of Austin — had a full month to issue a retraction to avoid exposing the Infowars to legal action.
As it turns out, accusing someone of participating in a child sex ring without evidence is defamation.
Of course, not one to let sleeping tinfoil lie, Jones said Alefantis and his employees were “innocent people who got sucked into it, just like I got sucked into it,” and proceeded to spin a much, much larger conspiracy theory from the ashes.
Because seriously, you didn’t think Jones was going to let this go, did you? How much money, fame, and clout do you think he’s made off this particular story and the gullible fools who believe it? I’d venture “a lot” is a good starting point.