Stephen Colbert totally blasted Alex Jones, General Michael Flynn, and the Reddit trolls perpetuating the #pizzagate myth in a hilarious take-down on The Late Show Wednesday night. In case you haven't heard of the dangerous conspiracy theory called #pizzagate, Colbert does a nice job of breaking it down in the clip below.
It's true, some of the people who are advising Trump have bought into the baseless smears and wild conspiracy theories against democratic nominee, Hillary Clinton. General Michael Flynn, who will head National Security, even tweeted the misinformation to his followers, but covered his ass with the "U decide" disclaimer.
U decide - NYPD Blows Whistle on New Hillary Emails: Money Laundering, Sex Crimes w Children, etc...MUST READ! https://t.co/O0bVJT3QDr— General Flynn (@GenFlynn) November 3, 2016
His son, however, was more forthright when it came to believing the wild conspiracy. It was his tweet that convinced 28-year-old Edgar Maddison Welch to shoot off a loaded rifle inside Comet Ping Pong while "self investigating" #pizzagate.
As Colbert explained, the #pizzagate conspiracy was born after people noticed that Hillary Clinton and former campaign manager John Podesta happened to email about pizza a lot after their private emails were hacked and published by WikiLeaks. Given that flawless logic, it only makes sense that conspiracy theorists would then connect Colbert to #pizzagate because he mentioned pizza during his election night coverage.
Colbert ended the segment by sending a strong message to "villain" conspiracy theorists: Grow the f*ck up.