In an article about Google “snubbing” Christians with no Easter doodle for the 18th year in a row, Fox News cited two alt-right conspiracy theorists — one of whom was involved in promoting the “Pizzagate” theory that led to a man opening fire inside a Washington, D.C. pizzeria.
“For the 18th year in a row, Google has no doodle to celebrate Easter, and Christians are angry on this holy day,” the article’s headline reads, before immediately citing InfoWars’ editor-at-large Paul Joseph Watson and Pizzagate conspiracy theorist Jack Posobiec.
“So Google has a doodle for every obscure ‘woke’ person/event imaginable, but nothing for Easter?” the article reads, quoting Watson’s tweet.
— Paul Joseph Watson (@PrisonPlanet) April 1, 2018
“Happy Easter to everyone except Google today,” Posobiec‘s tweet, which features a screenshot of the normal Google screen lacking an Easter doodle, reads.
Happy Easter to everyone except Google today pic.twitter.com/bIIrMno1P4
— Jack Posobiec 🇺🇸 (@JackPosobiec) April 1, 2018
The article’s headline cites “Christians” as the source of their information, but conservative journalist Stephen Gutowski noted on Twitter that “Christians” should be replaced with “‘openly alt-right conspiracy theorists’ since they quote two of them.”
“What a mess,” the Washington Free Beacon reporter added.
The "christians say" here should be replaced with "openly alt-right conspiracy theorists" since they quote two of them. What a mess. https://t.co/KyFuLLlffz
— Stephen Gutowski (@StephenGutowski) April 2, 2018