Alex Jones Airs Public Apology For #Pizzagate Claims, Blames Other For Spreading The Story [VIDEO]

Media Matters reports:

Conspiracy theorist and radio host Alex Jones was pressured to air an apology for his role in spreading the false “Pizzagate” conspiracy theory, which led to a Jones listener firing a gun inside a Washington, D.C. pizzeria. Jones aired a pre-taped video in which he acknowledged that he made commentary about the pizzeria owner that “in hindsight I regret and for which I apologize to him.”

On December 4, Edgar Maddison Welch entered Comet Ping Pong during business hours while wielding an assault weapon to “self-investigate” the false conspiracy theory that the restaurant was helping the campaign of Hillary Clinton traffic children. After patrons and employees fled, Welch fired several shots. On March 24, The Washington Post reported that Welch had pleaded guilty to two violations of federal and local gun laws.

As you’ll see below, Jones is very likely attempting to fend off a lawsuit from the owners of Comet Ping Pong. His “apology” includes the casting of blame on other outlets for promulgating his insane story.

  • WitlessProtection

    Order him an extra greasy pizza to match his personality.

    • Guess?

      A Shit Sandwich would more closely match his personality.

  • Todd20036

    Now how about apologizing to contributing for a qualified candidate for President not getting elected and instead a fucking Nazi is in the white house?

    How about apologizing to the owners of the pizza place for having to endure months of vicious cyber bullying, not to mention possibly getting killed.

    How about apologizing for not self immolating after it became painfully obvious you deserve it?

    • Acronym Jim

      He also needs to apologize for being a media arm of Russian cyber warfare.

  • Tawreos

    Can he apologize for all of the crap he has spewed over the years?

    • -M-

      Never enough.

  • Judas Peckerwood

    “How dare you quote me, you conspiracy mongers!”

  • AtticusP

    I’m waiting for Alex Jones’s mother to apologize for letting him loose on the world.

    Too bad abortion can’t be retroactive.

    • Judas Peckerwood

      “Too bad abortion can’t be retroactive.”

      Actually, that’s the main goal of the Republican healthcare plan.

    • RaygunsGoZap

      Whenever I hear that I just imagine myself as Dr Manhattan in the bar fight scene. SPLORCH! (Aborted.) KASPLOOSH! (Aborted.)

      • james1200

        Love both the graphic novel and the movie (especially the director’s cut), fellow nerd.

    • Xiao Ai: The Social Gadfly

      It’s clear that he wasn’t carried to full term.

    • jimmy matho

      Yeah….too bad your birth mother didn’t swallow the load that begot you,instead she spit and then scratched her infected kunny, resulting in you……you filthy sack of crap

      • AtticusP

        What are you, 12 years old?

        Fuck off, asswipe.

        • jimmy matho

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          • AtticusP

            Mommy is calling. Your lunch is ready. Eat shit and die.

          • jimmy matho

            you boyfriend is calling…… he packed you a lunch …….he wacked off into a condom for you ……..mmmmmmnnnnnnmmmm…..good to the last drop huh???

          • jimmy matho

            did your birthing mommy hatch have any offspring that lived!!!!

          • AtticusP

            Goodbye. I am done with your sorry ass.

          • jimmy matho

            eat another hairy banana , filthy dirty feltcher!

  • RaygunsGoZap

    SUE HIM! SUE HIM! SUE HIM!

    • Michael R

      ( harder ! )

  • Gene

    OT
    the bill has been pulled…

    not sure how I feel about this…I wanted it to fail. Now.

    • another_steve

      Total disaster for the monsters, Gene.

      Rejoice.

    • This is normal practice, Gene, when the party in the majority realizes a bill that was about to be brought to the floor cannot win. They do not usually go through the motions. What happens is the bill is pulled and most often referred back to committee, where it dies.

  • another_steve

    The health care bill has been pulled. No vote will be held.

    Death to the Republican Party.

  • That’s not how you apologize, Alex. That is not an apology.

    • kareemachan

      It’s a repug “apology”. They don’t seem to be able to do a real one.

  • JCF

    Trump(dont’)care DEAD! Me (my Medicaid) ALIVE!!!

    https://media.giphy.com/media/3ornjX5H61CKdFonks/giphy.gif

  • Rex

    He aced the “blaming others” class at Trump University.

  • The_Wretched

    And the rest of the conspiracies and loony tunes BS that hurt people Alex? You should at least try to apologize for them too.

    • JNK

      He still hasn’t apologized to the parents of the dead 5 year Olds at Sandy Hook. And this man is still a respected member of America’s right-wing. Our current president continues to go on his show. They really are a disgusting bunch.

  • Blake J Butler

    I don’t like this asshole and i don’t buy any crackpot shit he sells.

    Now if anyone is asking to have pizza, that i’d like to get myself invited to go.

    https://media.giphy.com/media/LiGLo9ai4up6o/giphy.gif

  • Chrissy

    Ya still getting sued — damage was done which lead to a shooter at the business. Hopefully the millions you will pay out will teach you a lesson.

  • John B.

    I hope they do sue his ass off. I live in DC, I’ve been to Comet Ping Pong, it’s a nice little local place and they didn’t deserve this.

  • MT YVR

    This is the newest brainchild. “If anyone else EVER said it, it’s not my fault anymore because it’s not just me on this media outlet and it’s not just my words it’s MANY PEOPLE QUOTING ME!”

    Here’s the funny thing about this, though.

    1] It implies that only other people need to fact check. If you state something you don’t need to fact check, that’s for the person who quotes you. Which in turn implies you know that you at BEST have a glancing acquaintance with fact and happily abdicate responsibility for credibility to the next person down the line.

    2] It also implies truth or responsibility at the very least is crowdshared now. No one person is ever going to responsible anymore for the veracity of their claims. As long as they are reasonably sure some one will quote them, they have no need to ever be sure of what they’re saying. This in turn will mean that in objective reality from “this thing happened” to “my opinion”. As per usual the people behind this kind of thinking they’re the only ones who will either suffer or benefit by this. But the thing is people with opinions at odds with them will now be reported similarly because they are not – despite all best wishes – in a vacuum. Your excuse becomes the excuse for everyone.

    I love how over and over these personalities – PERSONALITIES … we don’t even bother with commentator or journalist half the time anymore, just people who are paid to talk randomly – preen and puff up when things go wrong and not only admit but crow about their stupidity. It’s a wondrous moment to watch this shit happily announce, explicitly, that he shouldn’t need to fact check or know if what he’s saying is true or even makes sense.

    Dude. Seriously? You’re PROUD of admitting you’re a tool?

  • MonochromeMouse

    $10 says he’s somehow involved in the trump/Russia scandal and is desperately trying to make himself not look like the kind of crazy person would work with trump and Russia to spread propaganda and flood the social media of stupid people with poorly made and poorly translated bullshit in order to swing the vote to trump.

  • Outlaw Woman

    “His ‘apology’ includes …” begging Comet Pizzeria to sue anyone else but him!

    Now, where are the apologies for Sandyhook, 9/11, and myriad other outlandish conspiracies he has promulgated over the years ?

  • Derrick Johns

    Whatever happened to high blood pressure and heart disease? This pot-bellied hog should be gone by now. Do I sound cruel? So what. Jones is cruel too. I’m tired of being Miss Nice Guy.

    • Johnny Wyeknot

      Remember, only the good die young!

    • jimbo65

      I asked the same thing last year when we lost Bowie and a host of other celebs. Yet we still had 45 and people like this dick to suffer with.

    • kareemachan

      I feel the same way about Bannon. The guy is a bloated bloviator with psoriasis or leprosy or something, so….

  • RoFaWh

    I can’t abide that asshole, so I haven’t watched the video, but at a guess his “apology” was, as usual with the insane right, not a real apology.

    If he appeared with a bale of thousand-dollar bills by him and said “Here’s the money to pay those injured by my insane rant”, it might be considered a real apology, but I doubt he’s offered to make good the harm he caused.

    Hit them in their wallets and they may start to realize that spewing lies has consequences.

  • Blackfork

    Eat shit and die, motherfucker.

  • JWC

    Squirm you reprehensable windbag

  • JT

    Come on, Ping Pong, sue the asswipe! Sue him into the ground!

    • Johnny Wyeknot

      There are probably 900 good attorneys that live with in a half a square mile of that pizzeria.

      • kareemachan

        And they are all DROOLING to get it started!

  • Ben in Oakland

    in hindsight you regret?
    You flat out lied, slandered, and intended to harm other people with liesand slanders.

  • Justice4Hillary

    Sue The Liberty Lovin Dick right off the fucker!

  • William

    The owners of Comet Ping Pong deserve to be awarded a house in a fancy-schmanzy part of Austin, Texas.

    • Johnny Wyeknot

      Why the punishment?

  • LesbianTippingHabits

    While of course there are many additional background factors involved in this post, etc., it is never too late to do the right thing. There will of course be legal chips that fall where they may, but it is at least a good first step.

    It’s the same with tipping generously for good service. Thank you.

    • kareemachan

      It’s not a good first step. It’s called trying to squirm out of losing millions in a lawsuit, and if you think differently, I feel for you.

      • LesbianTippingHabits

        Thanks for sharing some of the “many additional background factors” in a good first step towards him being held accountable.

        I love seeing him trying to squirm out of anything. Thank you again.

  • Johnny Wyeknot

    I think I will head up Connecticut Avenue after work today and pick up a pizza at comet ping-pong pizza!

    • kareemachan

      I make my own pizza (which, by happenstance, I’m doing tonight), but I would as well – if I lived on the other side of the country.

  • EweTaw

    It would be so delicious to see yjis shit head sued into terminal poverty for having spread malicious lies.

  • ceeenbee

    Sue his sorry ass.

  • geoffalnutt

    You treasonous fucker. Your day to swing will come.

  • ColdCountry

    I hope he gets sued off the airwaves. And out of the country.

  • Alex Jones is controlled opposition. Pedogate is real and it encompasses much more than pizza parlors and pizza codewords.

    • barrixines

      Lol – could you be any more of a cliche?

      • Whatever lets you sleep at night, darling.

    • kareemachan

      I thought I blocked you. Well, that’s easily rectified.

      • Yet you feel the urge to let me know as if I give a f* lol

    • Marrena

      Go back to Moscow, you red pill tool

  • jimbo65

    He’s worried now, because he put himself in the position to be sued and investigated. No way this is a sincere apology. Reap what you sow asswipe.

    • kareemachan

      I’m assuming papers have already been served. I hope I’m right.

  • lymis

    Yeah, great. “Sorry I made a whack job show up at your place and start shooting it up.”

    Great.

  • Halou

    “The buck stop over there. #SorryNotSorry”
    – Alex Jones

    • GayOldLady

      “The Buck stops with anyone but me.”

      – Donald Trump

      • The Buck gets ripped out of your hand & into my pocket; D.Drumph

  • GayOldLady

    Somebody needs to sue this bastard into infinity and beyond. Not only does Comet/Ping Pong have a lawsuit, I believe Hillary has a lawsuit too. After all, the claim was that it was a child prostitution ring being run out of the establishment that Hillary was accused of being involved with. Obama needs to sue Strump for defamation of character and Hillary needs to sue every tabloid and right-wing site that has accused her of these outrageous things.

  • KQCA

    Ignore that inbred trailer trash.

  • TJay229

    He doesn’t wanna get “Glenn Becked”

  • Orly
  • Lindoro Almaviva

    I would have served him papers a LONG time ago

  • TheManicMechanic

    Apologise by blowing your brains out instead.

    Everyone knows conservatards don’t apologize unless there’s money involved.

    • Beagle

      Alex Jones has a brain? Who knew?

  • Robert Flanagan

    I hope Mr Alefantis comes to own every fucking thing you own!

  • kareemachan

    Wow, they must be suing for even more than I hoped they would.

    Jonesy, you’re a butthurt asshat piece of rotted slimehag shit.

  • narutomania

    “Yes, Your Honour, I did set that house on fire and sat there while it burned to the ground. But I’m not responsible!! It was all that OXYGEN that spread the flames! I’m not to blame!”

  • OCW

    I made the mistake of reading the comments on several news sites. There are lots of people who insist it was real, and nothing will convince them there isn’t a massive coverup by the media and Hillary. To make it worse, their argument, such as it is, is that no one can prove it didn’t happen (reminds me of theists who use that tactic as proof of their deity) This retraction will not sway them at all.

  • Tammy Rainey

    if he were to truly apologize when for every instance of relaying inaccurate stories, we’d need Stephen Hawking to calculate the date upon which he’d be finished.

  • Nelson Kerr

    Jones is going to lose his shirt in court and he is trying to save his pants.

  • WiMountainBear

    The tRump toilet is flushing…

    • RJ Bone

      It was a pretty crappy apology, wasn’t it?

  • Piona O.

    It seems that the threat of a lawsuit can control nasty Alex.

  • CharlestonDave

    Alex Jones is the stank fromunda of a meth-ridden scat queen who’s been sniffing glue.