I’ve been hearing about “Pizzagate” for a while. Reading another tweet without hearing any media commentary I decided to try to have a look to find out how convincing, if at all, the “evidence” was.
The first thing I notice is that it’s pretty difficult to find any websites that are putting the case for Pizzagate being real. This is the typical censorship that we get from Google and their ilk. However I did find two sites:
The second I took as my “advocate for the prosecution”. This is full of snippets of biased evidence – for example repeating the reference to “Ping Pong” as if it were a reference to child sex, but ignoring that the restaurant owner’s name (appears to be) Mr Pong.
And because the article on “Pizzgate Evidence” was clearly trying to construe every possible piece of evidence in the worst possible light I chose as my test the least worst circumstances which would still be consistent with the evidence.
Main Non-Coincidental Evidence
2007: Stratfor employee Chris Douglas asks, “Who all is in the Austin office today who is going to want pizza? We only have one slice and we need to know how thinly to slice it…”
2009: Stratfor discusses using same “waitresses” from President Barack Obama’s party in which $65,000 in “pizza” and “hot dogs” were flown to the White House.(archived version) This is against official White House policy.
February: Stratfor CEO George Friedman frustrated by not being told what “Pizza Party” codeword means
November: Stratfor employee Ben West asks if fellow employee Bayless Parsley is on list of pedophiles caught in recent sting
January: Tony Podesta asks John Podesta, “Would love to get a pizza for an hour? Or come over,” and tells him, “I’m seated with the kids so little wired"
September: John Podesta receives infamous email about “map that seems pizza-related” on a handkerchief of his
Clearly there is coded language being used. Whatever “Pizza” refers to can be used for an hour. And this “pizza” and “hot dogs” seems to be officially sanctioned with a massive price tag of $65,000. It is clear there is a scandal of some sort here. But I see nothing except coincidental symbols (in the “evidence” article) to suggest paedophilia. Yes the symbols are similar – but from other research I know how easy it is to find likenesses like this and for example I’ve certainly doodled a triangle with a spiral myself.
So there is a real scandal, so, why aren’t the press investigating the real scandal?
The answer is almost certainly because someone has deliberately set out to muddy the waters of a real scandal by linking it to something so bizarre that the Fearty press won’t touch it. This is just what I was suggesting in my article: The use of conspiracy theories to hide the truth.
The author studied physics, electronics and some philosophy at St.Andrews, has an MBA from Strathclyde, was studying archaeology in Glasgow, worked in a variety of industrial manufacturing companies on a large range of projects, then decided to enter the new area of renewables, andv learnt Danish in order to “understand the competition” and was selected as a Green candidate for the Scottish Green party in 2003, but decided not to stand when the first candidate on the list refused to support his local hospital