The Demented Detectives on Seth Rich’s Case – The New York Times

“Seth Rich died on the night of July 10, 2016. The conspiracy theories were born days later. The process by which these baseless theories about his death snaked from Reddit to Twitter to Fox News illustrates just how thin the membrane has become between the conspiracy world and the mainstream.

Police say that Mr. Rich, a 27-year-old on the staff of the Democratic National Committee, most likely died in a botched robbery. But by July 13, alternate explanations emerged: A site called WhatDoesItMean.com claimed he was on his way to the F.B.I. to testify against Hillary Clinton.”

This story is depressing. I played tennis today with a friend who voted for Trump. How do you feel now, I asked him. Trump has just made an ass out of himself in Europe, and isulted our NATO allies. He said, well, at least he is better than Hillary Clinton.

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