Stephen Colbert Unleashes on Conspiracy Theorists Responsible For “Pizzagate” Hoax

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On his show last night, Stephen Colbert unleashed on the conspiracy theorists responsible for creating the “Pizzagate” hoax that led a deluded man to turn up at Washington, D.C., restaurant Comet Ping Pong armed with a gun to take on a 'secret pedophile ring' run by Hillary Clinton and John Podesta. 

Colbert took aim at a number of people, including Donald Trump's new pick for National Security advisor Michael Flynn:

“Apparently, some alt-right folks were combing through Clinton campaign emails hacked by Russia and published by WikiLeaks and noticed ‘there seemed to be more references to pizza and pizzerias than people had expected,’” Colbert told his audience. “Which can only mean one thing: secret sex ring.”

“A lot of uninformed, gullible people fell for the Clinton-Podesta sex ring theory,” he went on. “People like Trump’s pick for national security advisor, Michael Flynn" (Flynn tweeted a link to the story several weeks ago that began with the words, “U decide.”)

“OK, then I decide that a guy who spreads this bullshit shouldn’t be in charge of national security,” Colbert quipped. “Here’s the thing. Donald Trump’s transition team has acknowledged that this is disqualifying madness, and they’ve done the right thing, by firing Michael Flynn’s... son for tweeting about Pizzagate. Phew! We really dodged one of the bullets here.”

Watch the segment below:

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