Happy Hour News Briefs
Move over, Liz Crokin, someone on the west coast has shoved Pizzagate out of the spot light! Welcome to Doughnutgate!
(There is a one-hour+ video which is tl;dw at the link.)
A rising far-right conspiracy theory claims that a popular donut shop in Portland, OR, Voodoo Doughnuts, is a front for child trafficking. As of this writing, a YouTube video featuring the claim has more than 63,000 views, while the hashtag #donutgate appears to be gaining traction on Twitter. The allegation is an echoand an offshoot of Pizzagate, a conspiracy theory President Donald Trump supporters popularized during the 2016 election cycle, which baselessly claimed Democratic politicians operated a pedophilia ring from Washington, D.C. pizzeria Comet Ping Pong.
And yes, the conspiracy theorists tie it to Comet Ping Pong (and thus to the Podesta Bolognese sauce) and as an added bonus, Q-Anon makes a guest appearance. They got it all!
If you have not had VooDoo Doughnuts, it is totally worth the wait in line, except for your eternal soul being damned, it is one fine doughnut.