Reddit Bans "Pizzagate" - "We Don't Want Witchhunts On Our Site"

Tyler Durden's picture

As of earlier today, the subreddit, r/Pizzagate, was officially banned by Reddit which posted the following notice to their site:



For those not familiar with the movement, the "Pizzagate" subreddit was started by a group of Trump-supporting internet sleuths who were attempting to use WikiLeaks' leaked Podesta emails to connect the Clintons and John Podesta to the convicted sex offender, Jeffrey Epstein.  That said, when the Podesta emails failed to reveal a "smoking gun" linkage, the sleuths instead turned their focus to mulitple "pizza" references in Podesta's emails which then led to the speculation that those "pizza" references must be code for something far more sinister.

According to the Washington Post, the "Pizzagate" sleuths are convinced that the "secret headquarters of a child sex-trafficking ring run by Hillary Clinton and members of her inner circle" is located in the basement of a Washington D.C. pizza shop called the Comet Ping Pong Pizzeria.  The owner of the pizzeria, James Alefantis, says he has received numerous death threats over the past couple of weeks and has been forced to go to the FBI for protection.

It has also led to some very real harassment of the people caught up in the theory, including the owner of the Comet Ping Pong pizzeria in the District, James Alefantis. Alefantis has received hundreds of death threats over the past couple of weeks, he told the New York Times this week, after Pizzagate enthusiasts decided that his restaurant was the secret headquarters of a child sex-trafficking ring run by Hillary Clinton and members of her inner circle.


None of the wildly accusatory claims are true. Alefantis told the Times that he asked Twitter, Reddit, Facebook, YouTube and the FBI to help him stop the spread of the conspiracy theory, which uses photos of his own kids as “evidence.”

Comet Pizza


According to the New York Times, Alefantis first heard of Pizzagate after he started receiving threatening messages on Instagram and Facebook.  Aside from some friendships with prominent democratic insiders like David Brock and Tony Podesta, Alefantis told the Times he's not sure how this conspiracy theory got linked to his business.

None of it was true. While Mr. Alefantis has some prominent Democratic friends in Washington and was a supporter of Mrs. Clinton, he has never met her, does not sell or abuse children, and is not being investigated by law enforcement for any of these claims. He and his 40 employees had unwittingly become real people caught in the middle of a storm of fake news.


“From this insane, fabricated conspiracy theory, we’ve come under constant assault,” said Mr. Alefantis, 42, who was once in a relationship with David Brock, a provocative former right-wing journalist who became an outspoken advocate for Mrs. Clinton.


Mr. Alefantis suspects those relationships may have helped to make him a target. “I’ve done nothing for days but try to clean this up and protect my staff and friends from being terrorized,” he said.


Mr. Alefantis mingles with other Washington chefs and his establishment helped him to be named No. 49 in GQ magazine’s 50 most powerful people in Washington in 2012. His customers include some high-powered locals, such as Tony Podesta, the brother of John Podesta, whom Mr. Alefantis knows casually. Mr. Alefantis and Mr. Brock, who is the founder of Media Matters for America, a website that tracks press coverage critical of the Clintons and works to debunk misinformation in the conservative press, broke up five years ago.

While WaPo says the Pizzagate sleuths have failed to uncover any actual evidence of their accusations, the dismissal of their efforts by the media only seems to be strengthening their resolve.

“Pizzagate” has yet to produce any actual evidence for its extremely weighty and life-ruining accusations, but every debunking of its claims — including the one in the Times — has only convinced its believers that they must be right, and that the circle of pedophiles and sympathizers trying to cover up their findings must be even bigger and more powerful than they imagined.


In fact, after the Reddit ban, one former moderator of the Pizzagate subreddit posted the following message on r/The_Donald:

Finally, we are not finished. Obviously the entire mod team and everyone else is tightening up our opsec and putting on our battle-armor. To those who pressured Reddit into this censorship: none of us are turning back. We have all made life insurance videos. We have all vowed to continue this fight. You have only increased our number. This morning we were numerous, tonight we are legion.

Reading between the lines, we'd say they're not quite ready to give up on Pizzagate.

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lincis's picture

they got to reddit too? wankers!

layman_please's picture

new location over here

and the police sketch resemblance of the madeleine mccann kidnappers to podesta brothers, freakish.

evoila's picture

Nice logo. Comet Pizza - Play Eat Drink.

Hmm...anybody else notice that the acronym for that is PED?


LOL. That's like when they called it operation iraqi libration and forgot the acronym was OIL.


Pinto Currency's picture

This is going to continue until it is resolved. Huge number of people investigating and pulling together information.

ZH - good post but you are several weeks late.

WillyGroper's picture

public got more eyes/ears than the media & jackboots.

let's see a repeat only larger of what they did in belgium re: dutroux.

bamawatson's picture

andrew kline ((doj))
arun rao ((doj))
shine light on these two; stay on em

sleepingbeauty's picture

Just to note Andrew Kline was a different guy. Andrew Kline (the lawyer) was invovled in Besta Pizza and Comet Pizza and is dirty. Andrew Kline the DOJ guy is a different guy.

Herd Redirection Committee's picture

James Alefantis = J'aime les enfants

Any French speakers?

Pinto Currency's picture


And lets not forget the Wikileaks e-mail that said OBAMA HAD SPENT 65,000 bringing in "pizza and dogs" from Chicago for a private White House party.

No wonder Obama is pushing "fake news" meme.

Please show us the receipts for the pizza and hot dogs.

Here it is:

"I think Obama spent about $65,000 of the tax-payers money flying in
pizza/dogs from Chicago for a private party at the White House not long
ago, assume we are using the same channels? "

Herd Redirection Committee's picture

And what is Epstein's island called, besides Orgy Island?   Little St James Island, US Virgin Islands?  So using their code, 'I love little saints, US Virgin Islands'??? 

Alternatively: Little Saint 'I love' Island, US Virgin Islands.


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beemasters's picture

I'm not into witch hunts either cos there are indeed good witches out there. But the Podestas? I'm not sure.
Although... I can't help but notice the Podesta brothers resemblance to the people of interest sought by the investigation team of the missing Madeleine McCann.

What are the chances of two brothers being sought in an investigation and look like those in the pictures?

letsit's picture
letsit (not verified) bamawatson Nov 23, 2016 9:29 PM

Accuse with no proof, that's the American way. Too bad America is NEVER getting better.

techies-r-us's picture
techies-r-us (not verified) letsit Nov 23, 2016 9:30 PM

That's how they destroy innocent lives.

stizazz's picture

It's one thing to go broke for Trump and be disappointed later. Another one to destroy somebody's life on pure conjecture.

bamawatson's picture

facts are fun

for instance --- who is Uptown Pizza Inc ?
follow the money

Pinto Currency's picture

Check out Clement Freud:


Podesta's alleged staying at Clement Freud's.
We will see if these leaks are true.
The weight of circumstantial evidence on pizzagate appears to be large - and very easy to prove where Podesta's were at the time of Madeline's disappearance.

And the odds of a pizza shop just happening to put a pedo symbol in their corporate logo and these allegations then just happening to arise is next to nothing.

bamawatson's picture
Follow the money connect these entities who owns who finances Prose & Poetry,, Beyond Borders ((this one will make you weep),,, Terasol Bistro & Artisan Gallery,,, Buck's Fishing & Camping,,, Big Cheese LLC,,, Uptown Pizza Inc,,,,,


bamawatson's picture

McCullough Construction LLC ;;; comet literally shares a wall with a Construction Company.
Neat two story building. One area of expertise is SubGround Construction!

reckon who those folks might be ?

who is susan sandler ? hmmm

HopefulCynical's picture




SoDamnMad's picture

Correct me if I am wrong. Didn't a recent president say waterboarding was OK?

The United Nations seems to agree. Earlier in November, members of the U.N. Committee Against Torture excoriated the Obama administration for failing to punish anyone over the torture programs, with at least one member accusing the U.S. Department of Justice of whitewashing abuses.

This came from the Huff Post so it has to be true.

froze25's picture

Published on Nov 15, 2016This is the start of an open source investigation into the Pizza Gate Pedophile Rings being run by Comet Ping Pong Pizza. This ring of Pedophiles is directly exposed by the emails from John Podesta and Tony Podesta. Also directly connected to this is DOJ Andrew Kline. The links I have compiled are below in this description. I will be uploading this video to the Steemit BlockChain so it will forever be on the internet, uncensorable in the block chain

DC Leaks Pizza Gate:

Wikileaks Podesta Emails:

Andrew Kline owns Besta Pizza: 

Beyond Borders:

Comet Ping Pong:

Comet Ping Pong Yelp:

Comet Ping Pong FB:

Besta Pizza Yelp:

FBI Known Pedophilia Symbolism: 

Jimmy Comet Insta:

Julian Treger Insta:

Charlotte Insta:

Brian Bakers Insta:

TransformerDC Insta:

CBoutlier Insta:

Victoria Reis Insta:

Comet Ping Pong Insta: 

Halien Witch Trials :

Wild Torus:

I will add more links as I come across them. 

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Riga's picture Reddit CEO was, at minimum, moderator of /r/Cannibals

philipat's picture

Letsit, Lonnng, Yippee Kiyay, techies-r-us, stizazz, Mano-A-Mano et al, sorry to make you “Talk to yourself” more to avoid having my “outing” post immediately below your spam. It now takes you 4-5 minutes to post because you have to login as different users to talk to yourself and separate your spam post from my spam alert so taking advantage of Zhers who don’t know your game. Still, without a life I suppose you must have plenty of time on your hands. I have a life so am not always focused on hitting the key on my machine which automatically responds to your spam. Another poster, erkme73, was able to hack into your parents security system and get a shot of you in the basement where you live. Not a pretty site: 

bamawatson's picture

tylers, or other researchers, there are and charts showing above ground locations of the cluster of buildings in question AND the Known tunnel system. It is chilling

also, as in watergate, follow the money thru these building ownerships & and biz ownerships

Zero Point's picture

Reddit is currently in meltdown. The CEO has just admitted altering user posts in order to cause trouble for them. Very much linked to Pizzagate. All content on Reddit must now be regarded as coming directly from u/spez as he can just alter anyones posts at will for any reason whatsoever.

Lorca's Novena's picture

never been to a Reddit... /pol/ was right again.

Malvern Joe's picture

Anybody who had a relationship with David Brock deserves to have his life ruined.

bamawatson's picture

who owns Little Red Fox ?

bamawatson's picture

who is lissa muscatine?
who runs her wine bar ?

OliversWilde's picture

Except interesting is that there was absolutely ZERO mention of the penis entering the prepubescent vagina on James ALefantis'original instagram- THIS is what got me convinced that there was something to this topic, not the continuous barrage of comments regarding the little girl in full clothing who smiling with her arms taped...If you ask me there is intentional mis information on both sides, and unless people do their own investigating they are just constantly going to be subjected to opinions rather than facts, dis info vs real info... (see pics under # 5, entitled "WHITNEY MUSEUM" -its been blacked out but the original is available if you look for it ) - I had to wash my eyeballs with soap and water...

Shame on you ZERO HEDGE for simply copying excerpts from false articles and highlighting the "its not true" meme, without ANY investigative reporting!!

Cursive's picture

I, too, am disappointed with TD's tone.

Bendromeda Strain's picture

FYI - the Whitney is a Vanderbilt museum built by Anderson Cooper's great aunt. I agree that the Jeff Koons hardcore pornography hanging on the wall appears to involve an underage female, but cannot be proven after the fact. They revel in the fact that they can hide in plain sight because of their powerful connections - and laugh in our faces. Glad to hear that Alefantis is being discomforted, but it is Tony Podesta who I see as the Eyes Wide Shut ringmaster.

It is almost like Rosemary's Baby when Mia Farrow discovers All Of Them Witches.

Promethus's picture

Of course libturds hold themselves to a higher standard. MY ASS.

bamawatson's picture

rut row alexjones is on board
can you say arun rao

philipat's picture

SPAM ALERT: Do not open the fake links. Letsit has now taken over as Spammer-in- Chief after Yippee Kiyay and now lonng were banned. This serial spammer previously known as: mofio, santafe, Aristotle of Greece, Gargoyle, bleu, oops, lance-a-lot, Loftie, toro, Yippee Kiyay, lonnng, letsit, Mano-A-Mano, techies-r-us, beauticelli, stizazz, Nekoti, SumTing Wong, King Tut, Adullam, jcaz, espirit, rp2016, Holy hand grenade of Antioch, InTheLandOfTheBlind, lock-stock and tazs (some still active for the purposes of talking to and congratulating himself) and others. He seems to have more accounts than all other ZH members combined. Beats me why The Tylers can’t just block his IP?

PhilofOz's picture

FFS! Get a life instead of stalking spammers! We can just as quickly close his links and therafter ignore them if we choose to without your "help"!

Adullam's picture

Philipat - if you're going to go after the spammer, would you please at least get your facts straight? I've nothing to do with the person you're targeting!

Anyone on ZH can read my comments and make up their own mind.

Holy hand grenade of Antioch's picture
Holy hand grenade of Antioch (not verified) Adullam Nov 24, 2016 4:58 AM

I have nothing to do with him either... Tall Tom will verify this.

Velocitor's picture

I assume you're okay with an offical investigation to either formally charge or exonerate the parties involved?   If you check out some of the links in these comments, I think you will find more than enough probable cause to warrant official investigation.

OregonGrown's picture

"What are the chances of two brothers being sought in an investigation and look like those in the pictures?"


I would say the odds are 2 in 7 billion!       What say you?

froze25's picture

The odds are astronomical . 

webmatex's picture

"With a current child population (aged 0 – 17) of around 74 million in the United States, the U.S. Department of Justice figures equate to around 1 child in every 92 going missing in the United States each year.

This looks like a systemic problem indeed. Childhood disappearances outnumber cancer deaths in the United States by one third". Thats more than 1% for gods sake, every year. Obviously nothing happening here, wake me up when it gets to 50%. Fema camps? Secluded Chateau's? DUMBS? They are mentioned in all old the "fake news" stories dating back the last fifty years. Project Camelot and Bases have witness testament from dozens of people subjected to mind control from their early years. These scandals have been blowing  up for decades but NOBODY is ever convicted except the fall guy. Just look at the constant twerking of the police and judges in the U.K. over the past 35 years. Ted Heath and his yacht Morning Cloud? Don't worry, for some people the Morning Cloud will cover their evil activities for their entire lives. Everybody Knows:
webmatex's picture

Search dictator Putins!

Marina Abramovic tied to VIP-Ritual Child Killers in Australia
and you will find 12 results on the first page and 6 are  "Story not found/Error 404".
6 of those sites are also in the west and appear to have recently pulled content connected with the search term from their  servers.
Theres a lot of muscle pushing out there.
However there are many sources there which no longer appear on Google/Startpage.
To undestand what is happening here we must accept the history of human sacrifice which stretches from Ancient Babylon to the Incas to Bohemium Grove today.
Jewish Kabbalistic Occult Ritual Child Murder throughout history - Ekhad - sounds pretty "politically incorrect" but documents the history of one such cult's long history of this practice but demonstates that  the motives for this behaviour differs from cult to cult.
But more, its probably the only example ive seen of a documented historic exposure of one  specific "occult" group consistantly exposed for over a thousand years for human sacrifice.
Warning  REALLY not for snowflakes!

Yog Soggoth's picture

First link says danger to computer, did not pursue. Like Cohen though.