Elon Musk Is Now Dipping His Toe Into Pizzagate

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Elon Musk Is Now Dipping His Toe Into Pizzagate

If endorsing antisemitic posts wasn’t enough, Elon Musk has now advanced several rungs in the batshit conspiracy ladder into engaging with a post pushing Pizzagate.

Last week, Musk wrote “You have said the actual truth” in response to a post from an X user claiming Jewish people were responsible for promoting “dialectical hatred against whites.” The X owner promoting the antisemitic conspiracy theory drew widespread backlash, including from the White House.

The following morning, Media Matters, a nonprofit progressive media watchdog, published a study showing that X had been placing ads for major companies alongside posts featuring neo-Nazi and antisemitic rhetoric. Advertisers like Apple, Disney, IBM, Sony, Paramount, and Warner Brothers Discovery have since pulled their ads from the platform..

Musk responded over the weekend by threatening a “thermonuclear lawsuit” against Media Matters, and calling the nonprofit “evil.” As of Monday afternoon, no such lawsuit has been filed, although Musk is still posting about it, writing again on X that “Media Matters is Evil.” A user responding to Musk wrote that David Brock, the founder of the nonprofit, “was the Boyfriend of James Alefantis, owner of Comet Ping Pong Pizza, yes the Pizzagate restaurant. Alefantis, a pizza shop owner at that time, was on GQ’s 50 Most Powerful People in DC list.”

“Weird,” Musk replied.


"High profile wingnut man-child, who bought Twitter for the express purpose of espousing wingnut political stances and to benefit fellow wingnut party members, blathers additional disproven wingnut conspiracy theory nonsense."


Hey Musk fans. I thought this dude was smart?

Either yesterday or this morning, I once again saw someone arguing on Lemmy that he was definitely a rocket scientist because a bunch of kiss-asses were quoted as saying he knew everything about rockets. I have no idea why the legend persists.

He's a rocket scientist in the same way anyone who plays Kerbal Space Program is a rocket scientist. They know much more than an average person, but not enough to actually do anything useful with it.

If you're (general) still using Xitter, and you're ashamed of that fact, remember that your continued use of the platform puts money into this man's pocket.

Musk buys Comet Pizza and relocates all his child sex slaves there. "Once we get the cages installed, the Libs will be fully owned."

Look can we just bust him for tax fraud now and save everyone a lot of unecessary grief?

I am waiting for Internet Historian's video titled "Elon loses his Musk" in a couple years from now.

JFC, pizzagate was stupid even by the low standards of the qon mindset.

There is no such thing as an honest conservative. Every word uttered by a conservative is deception or manipulation.

Dishonesty is a core conservative trait. We should be teaching our children to recognize conservatives as untrustworthy.

This is the best summary I could come up with:

Comet Ping Pong, a Washington, D.C., pizza parlor, was the target of a conspiracy theory known as Pizzagate that rose to prominence during the 2016 election cycle.

The theory claimed that major Democratic Party figures, including presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and her Campaign Chair John Podesta, were running a satanic child trafficking operation from within the pizza joint, and that instructions for pizza orders found in Podesta’s leaked emails were actually directives on how to order children.

That Musk would publicly engage with a user dredging it up speaks to the depths to which the owner of X has descended into conspiracy-laden, right-wing fever swamps.

Musk also in May of this year claimed evidence that a mass shooter in Allen, Texas, held white nationalist beliefs was a “psyop” created by the media.

Media Matters president Angelo Carusone issued a statement on Monday addressing Musk’s campaign against the organization, which has drawn the attention of a Republican attorney general.

“Elon Musk has spent the last few days making meritless legal threats, elevating bizarre conspiracy theories, and lobbing vicious personal attacks against his ‘enemies’ online,” Carusone wrote.

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Pizzagate is a weird one, I think it's Podesta who owns all the weird child abuse styled art.

The owner was on a news station months prior talking about how they stored all the ingredients in the basement.

Then, after Pizza gate, the same owner says they don't have a basement.

Then there's all the odd musical acts that performed there.

Then a washed out actor shows up with a gun.

There's definitely something odd going on here, but it could just be another Q conspiracy and the owner lied because he was afraid of people showing up with guns. The whole thing is bizarre, but it's almost a decade since this happened.

If there was any truth to the conspiracy, it's unlikely there's any evidence left. But I suppose no evidence can be misconstrued as proof for the conspiracy.