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A Brief Summary of Ben Swann’s Pizzagate Segment

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A bizarre incident took place when an armed man entered a Washington, D.C. pizza restaurant to investigate claims related to a “conspiracy theory” known as “Pizzagate.” This theory has garnered attention and scrutiny from various angles, and we’re gonna summarize Ben Swann’s report on the matter that led to his termination.

The Origin of Pizzagate:

Pizzagate originated from the release of hacked emails from John Podesta, the chairman of Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign. While these emails contained no explicit discussions of child sex trafficking or pedophilia, they did include oddly worded references to pizza and handkerchiefs. The FBI has since confirmed claimed that these references were/are code language used by pedophiles.
The Connection to Comet Ping

Pong Pizza:

One of the central elements of Pizzagate revolves around Comet Ping Pong Pizza, a popular Washington, D.C. pizzeria. The mainstream media has repeatedly emphasized that there is no connection between the restaurant and the “conspiracy theory.” However, it’s important to note that the restaurant is mentioned several times in Podesta’s emails, and its owner, James Alefantis, is a friend of John Podesta.

The Symbology:

Pizzagate investigators pointed out peculiar symbols used by pedophiles as signals of their preferences in children. One of these symbols, known as the “boy lover” symbol, is eerily similar to the logo of a neighboring pizza place, Besta Pizza. Besta Pizza subsequently altered its logo after these claims came to light.

The Role of Performance Art:

Comet Ping Pong Pizza hosts various performance artists, including groups like Heavy Breathing and Sex Stains. Some of their content has led to accusations related to pedophilia, as they use questionable imagery and themes in their performances, such as the “boy lover” triangle within a triangle.

Questionable Connections:

James Alefantis, the owner of Comet Ping Pong, was once in a relationship with David Brock, who ran Media Matters for America. Additionally, Tony Podesta, John Podesta’s brother, had controversial artwork in his home, including photographs by Katie Granin known for documenting teenagers in provocative poses.

Lack of Investigations:

Despite the sensational claims surrounding Pizzagate, there has been no official investigation into the matter by local police or federal law enforcement agencies. This raises important questions about why authorities have not conducted a more comprehensive examination of these claims.


The peculiar connections and symbols have left many unanswered questions. The lack of investigations by law enforcement only adds to the mystery surrounding Pizzagate, leaving many to wonder why there hasn’t been a more thorough examination of these claims.

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