Following an investigation by Snopes, the “fact check” website highly utilized by left-wing media determined Hillary Clinton had nothing to do with the mysterious death of celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain.
Bourdain, 61, was found dead of an apparent suicide by hanging in his hotel room in Kaysersberg, France on June 8. He was in France filming an episode of his hit CNN show Parts Unknown.
Many media outlets picked up the fact Bourdain as recently as 2017 called out Hillary Clinton on Twitter for her connection to Harvey Weinstein, claiming she knew all along he was a rapist.
“know what Hillary Clinton is NOT? She’s not stupid. Or unsophisticated about the world. The Weinstein stories had been out there for years,” Bourdain posted to Twitter on Oct. 11 last year.
He called Clinton’s response to the Weinstein rape epidemic “disappointing,” which prompted a vicious back lash from Clinton aides, including Brian Fallon who told Bourdain to “go eat a scorpion.”
Go eat a scorpion or something.https://t.co/jlKBC2TDmI
— Brian Fallon (@brianefallon) October 12, 2017
In May, Bourdain’s girlfriend, Asia Argento, gave a speech at Cannes claiming she was raped by Weinstein in 1997.
This has raised eyebrows online, with countless people suspecting Bourdain may have had insider information about the Clintons or other powerful people in Hollywood and Washington. Internet sleuths who don’t work for Snopes have noted that over 50 people with close ties to the Clintons have died mysteriously over the years, usually by “suicide.”
The most notorious of those “suicides” was Vincent Foster, in 1993.
Fringe and satirical websites such as YourNewsWire.com ran with the story that Bourdain’s odd death was a Clinton hit, alleging he had information about a pedophile ring. This caused increasingly fragile Snopes to lash out, calling such sites in its official report “idiotic,” “ridiculous,” and peddlers of “long-debunked” theories about the Clinton murders.
Snopes verified the Twitter spat between Bourdain and Clinton associates, but did not acknowledge Argento’s claims of being raped by Weinstein, despite quoting the “fake news” sites reference to that very public accusation. Argento came forward just one month before Bourdain’s death.
InfoWars’ Alex Jones claimed Bourdain was ready to “basically do a Kanye West,” referring to the pop megastar’s very public political awakening in April 2018. On his show, Jones said, “Bourdain had decided to go the Kanye West route. That is 100 percent from people there with him, meeting with him, Elon Musk, the whole nine yards. Elon Musk is in complete danger right now. Again, if he hangs himself, it’s murder, ladies and gentlemen. Or if his jet crashes, it’s murder.”
“They definitely killed Tony Bourdain. That’s what they think, it’s a message to Musk. He’s going to go public, just like Kanye West,” Jones said.
Those around Bourdain in the days prior to his death reported nothing unusual about the chef’s demeanor. Prosecutor Christian de Rocquigny told the New York Times that Bourdain’s behavior in the days leading up, “leads us to suspect that not much preparation and premeditation went into the act, and leads us more in the direction of an impulsive act.”
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