Ben Swann’s Pizzagate report

Ben Swann works for CBS News and he had a show called Reality Check.  On 1/17/17 he published a report which investigated Pizzagate, titled “Is ‘Pizzagate’ Fake News?”  It provided a reasonable treatment of the issue (considering that it was on the mainstream media).  Here it is:


In the above video Ben Swann points out a number of suspicious issues associated with John Podesta and Comet Pizza.  His report ends with him saying: “For all that is here there has not been one single public investigation of any of this.  Not from local police, not from the FBI.  No one. … The big question is, why hasn’t any investigation taken place?”  (5:20 to 5:44.)

Note that in the above video at 3:41 to 4:14 Ben Swann says that James Alefantis (the owner of the Comet Pizza pizza shop) posted pictures on his Instagram account that could not be shown because they would be too disturbing to show on TV for some people.  However, you can see some of those pictures in Andrew Anglin’s (editor of the article titled #Pizzagate: A Few Simple Questions.

One might ask why there aren’t more mainstream media reports that raise red flags about Pizzagate as Ben Swann’s does, since there are suspicious issues there.  The answer can be seen by taking notice of what happened to Ben Swann after he aired his report.  He disappeared (he was taken off the air or suspended), apparently for about two weeks, without explanation and when he came back, all his social media accounts were deactivated and he was not permitted to continue to be involved in the show Reality Check.  (It appears that the show was cancelled after that.)  You can read about these things here.