Hillary Clinton’s media surrogates are using the actions of a disturbed individual to make their case for shutting down voices in the alternative media. On Sunday afternoon, a troubled North Carolina man was arrested after he entered Washington’s Comet Ping Pong pizzeria and fired an assault rifle. While there were no injuries, 28-year-old Edgar Welch has become the poster boy for dangerous leftists in their drive to censor “fake news” which translates into anything that may be remotely critical of Hillary or the establishment.

Mr. Welch had gone to Comet Ping Pong because he was upset over rumors that the restaurant served as a home base for an alleged pedophilia ring of which the reptilian Democrat operator John Podesta was involved with. Speculation swirled around frequent references to Pizza within the 50,000 + emails of from Podesta’s personal account that were released by Wikileaks. The lurid prospect that the Clintons and their agents were involved in unspeakable acts of perversion earned the nickname PizzaGate.

The Associated Press provides details on the incident in the story “Police: Fake news story led gunman to popular DC pizzeria””:

The bizarre rumors began with a leaked email referencing Hillary Clinton and sinister interpretations of references to pizza parties. It morphed into fake online news stories about a child sex trafficking ring run by prominent Democrats operating out of a Washington, D.C., pizza joint.

On Sunday, it culminated in violence when police say a North Carolina man fired an assault rifle multiple times inside the Comet Ping Pong restaurant as he attempted to “self-investigate” the conspiracy theory known in the Twitterverse as “Pizzagate.”

No one was hurt and the man was arrested. But the shooting alarmed those from neighboring businesses all the way to the White House about the real life dangers of fake news on the internet. One of those posting on the conspiracy theory is the son of President-elect Donald Trump’s proposed national security adviser.

White House Spokesman Josh Earnest, asked about the shooting Monday, said, “There’s no denying the corrosive effect that some of these false reports have had on our political debate … It’s deeply troubling that some of those false reports could lead to violence.”

Edgar Maddison Welch, 28 of Salisbury, North Carolina, was arrested Sunday afternoon outside the popular eatery in an affluent capital neighborhood, police said.

At a first appearance Monday in D.C. Superior Court, Welch appeared handcuffed in a white jumpsuit and was ordered held pending a hearing Thursday. A public defender representing him didn’t immediately respond to an email seeking comment.

Comet’s owner, James Alefantis, said in a statement Sunday night: “Let me state unequivocally: These stories are completely and entirely false, and there is no basis in fact to any of them. What happened today demonstrates that promoting false and reckless conspiracy theories comes with consequences.”

Liberals, Democrats and the establishment media have seized on Welch’s actions to promote the coming crackdown on internet free speech – particularly on social media. With the mainstream media’s credibility in tatters and the Clinton restoration in ruins it’s time to go after the competition.

Utilizing the Rahm Emanuel maxim of never letting a good crisis “go to waste”, the entire establishment media is pilling on:

CNN “Fake news, real violence: “‘Pizzagate’ and the consequences of an Internet echo chamber”.

The New York Times: “In Washington Pizzeria Attack, Fake News Brought Real Guns”.

Washington Post: “In Trump’s America, ‘pizzagate’ could be the new normal”.

The Daily Beast: “‘Pizzagate’ Gunman Liked Alex Jones”.

Fox News “How an Internet conspiracy theory led a gunman into a DC pizza parlor”.

The New Yorker “The Age of Donald Trump and Pizzagate”.

The Hill “‘Pizzagate’ scare becomes flashpoint in fake news debate”.

As of early Tuesday morning there are literally dozens if not hundreds more as the ongoing attacks on the Trump administration, over 60 million Americans who voted for him and most importantly the alternative media begin to be ratcheted up.

Already there is a purge of social media to ban “extremist” viewpoints which is being justified to rid the internet of “hate speech” but is already spilling over into smashing legitimate political dissent. This author was recently banned from Reddit’s politics forum for posting links critical of the Clinton backed recount and it’s only beginning.

Congress is quietly moving to pass legislation creating a new Ministry of Truth what will be tasked with determining what constitutes “Russian” propaganda online while the Washington Post is promoting a secretive group’s blacklist of 200+ alternative media websites that have been pro-Trump and critical of U.S. foreign policy and globalism in general.

There is zero debate on any of this rush to eliminate press freedom and now thanks to the Comet Ping Pong incident and the media amplification, the cries for censorship will continue to grow louder.

Originally published at Downtrend.com