Earlier this week an utterly false and unfounded conspiracy theory, spread by right-wing fake news artists, about a Washington pizza parlor caused a deluded man to investigate with a gun and fire a couple of shots before he was subdued. Fortunately no one was hurt.
The incident prompted Alexandra Zapruder, granddaughter of the man who filmed the JFK assassination, to proclaim There Are No Child Sex Slaves at My Local Pizza Parlor.
Zapruder makes an obvious, and all too necessary point, about the prevalence of stupid conspiracy theories. Her article is marred only by her careless invocation of a couple more uttterly false and unfounded conspiracy theories about her grandfather, none of which I had ever heard of, and none of which are believed by any serious JFK researcher.
Zapruder is the author of 26 Seconds, a memoir of the impact of the film on her grandfather and her family.