Slate’s article on “Pizzagate”

Slate just published an outstanding article on the nonsensical conspiracy that has come to be called Pizzagate. It’s so outrageous that it would be almost hilarious if it wasn’t so dangerous to real people and didn’t deal with such dark subject matter. At any rate, it’s the very embodiment of how the modern far right has taken Adolf Hitler’s concept of the Big Lie and sprinted with it. In the Slate piece, Richard Beck places Pizzagate in its proper historical context as just the current incarnation of a long line of child sex ring conspiracies.

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