Lt. Gen. Flynn’s Son Re-promotes ‘Pizzagate’ Hoax Hours After Gunman Acts on Those Claims


Excerpt from: Daily Kos, Dec 05, 2016

By Hunter

Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn’s son is not merely Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn’s son. Michael Flynn, Jr. is also his father’s chief of staff and is on Donald Trump’s transition team. And he shares his father’s penchant for stupid, moronic conspiracy theories.

In the hours after a gunman was arrested inside a D.C. restaurant after he entered and fired shots in an attempt to “self-investigate” the Trump-promoting hoax news story that the pizzeria was a front for “child trafficking” efforts by Hillary Clinton and her allies, Michael Flynn, Jr. was back on social media defending and promoting the hoax again.

On Sunday, Flynn’s son, Michael Flynn Jr., tweeted, “Until #Pizzagate proven to be false, it’ll remain a story. The left seems to forget #PodestaEmails and the many ‘coincidences’ tied to it.”

The younger Flynn, who has served as his father’s adviser, linked to the account of Jack Posobiec, whose Twitter account describes him as the special projects director of a group called Citizens4Trump.

Posobiec said [the gunman’s] actions were a “false flag,” and claimed he was an actor carrying out an elaborate conspiracy to discredit sites that spread the fabricated #PizzaGate accusations.

Ah, the “false flag.” The tail feather of every halfwit conspiracy theorist’s most halfwit claims. The incontrovertible proof you’re dealing with is someone who has sent his mind on permanent holiday is the mention of (1) “secret tunnels” or (2) “false flag!”

Flynn didn’t let it go there, either. He spent the next day prolifically retweeting dregs of the internet like alt-right megatroll Mike Cernovich, but devoted most of his attention to mocking CNN’s Jake Tapper for Tapper’s personal, private attempt to talk him down.

“I must’ve really hit a nerve” is, for the record, the third thing that immediately tells you you’re not just reading the words of a conspiracy believer, but an enormously stupid one. Yes, that’s it: Everyone yelling at you for believing something so objectively ridiculous is obviously evidence that the entire rest of the world is in on the conspiracy. Of course. Makes perfect sense, and so forth. And the only way to protect yourself from the conspirators is to jam a fork as far into your ear as it will go, thus creating a silverware-based antenna for receiving the real truth from the real truth satellites.

That’s what the neighborhood pizza place doesn’t want you to know. The fork thing.

A casual perusal of Flynn’s Twitter feed shows him to be embedded firmly in the ranks of the alt-right, filled with the usual lunatic screeds about Kellogg’s, Black Lives Matter, and, of course, conspiracy theories.

And that, yes, he’s precisely the sort of person who even after a gunman entered a restaurant in a bizarre attempt to “self-investigate” claims peddled by Flynn’s online friends would still insist that there must be something to those claims—and that even the gunman himself was likely a plant.

He’s on the transition team. He works very closely with his conspiracy-addled father. For Trump.

On national security.

And he’s obviously not sane.

NYTimes has front paged Flynn’s direct complicity!!!

Six days before the election, Mr. Flynn, the former director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, tweeted a fake news story that claimed the police and prosecutors in New York had found evidence linking Mrs. Clinton and much of her senior campaign staff to pedophilia, money laundering, perjury and other felonies. “U decide,” Mr. Flynn wrote in the Twitter message on Nov. 2, though it appeared there was little doubt what he thought.

Mr. Flynn’s month-old tweet is attracting renewed attention after a man fired a rifle on Sunday inside a Washington pizza restaurant that was the subject of false stories during the campaign tying it and the Clinton campaign to a child sex trafficking ring.

Just want y’all to know that there’s some heat being thrown by the MSM toward this scumbag.
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Specifically from the “corrected” Wapo article

Flynn did tweet a link involving dubious claims about the Clintons and sex crimes, and his social media presence is replete with fake news and controversial comments about Muslims, which made it an easy conclusion to draw.

What’s more, his son Michael G. Flynn on Sunday did suggest there could be something to the PizzaGate rumors, basically defending his father as if he had tweeted about Comet Ping Pong…

What part of that do you not find as offensive as everyone else commenting in this diary?

Oh, and let me reemphasize for ya:

What’s more, his son Michael G. Flynn on Sunday did suggest there could be something to the PizzaGate rumors, basically defending his father as if he had tweeted about Comet Ping Pong

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