Seth Rich, a young Democratic National Committee staffer who lived in Washington, died tragically on July 10 of last year, shot to death in what looked for all the world to be a botched robbery attempt. That’s the story, and this story ― while not being unimportant by any means ― should have been confined to local news and local authorities investigating the crime.
But that’s not what happened.
Instead, the family and friends that Rich left behind have seen their grief magnified as a result of a gallingly persistent bit of fake news. Rumors, hatched in some of the internet’s dodgier redoubts, were provided a megaphone by irresponsible right-wing media organizations ― most notably Fox News ― leading to a week of dubious, unhinged reporting that tortured Rich’s family members Continue reading "The Seth Rich Conspiracy Theory Is Emblematic Of The Trump Era"