Meet Ben Swann, the Republican Pizzagate Truther Hosting Atlanta's CBS Nightly News - 2017-01-19

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F375.png Meet Ben Swann, the Republican Pizzagate Truther Hosting Atlanta's CBS Nightly News January 19, 2017, Ben Collins, Daily Beast

News anchor Ben Swann aired a six-minute "investigation" into Pizzagate in America's ninth-largest TV market on Tuesday night.

"Media is telling you the entire story is a hoax or fake news, but what does that even mean?" Swann asked on the 11 p.m. newscast of Atlanta's CBS affiliate. He was referring to the debunked conspiracy theory spread by 4chan and InfoWars that Clinton campaign chief John Podesta is connected to a child sex ring in the basement of a pizza shop that has no basement.

Swann is no stranger to airing pseudo-investigative reports of elaborate conspiracies on the local affiliate of TV's most watched national network, at his former employer Russia Today, and on his own website, Truth in Media—which shares a contact phone number with a prominent member of the Republican Liberty Caucus, a tax-exempt 527 political committee.

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