Morning! Welcome to 霸霸新闻早读, where we read the latest news and learn English together! During the last year, the news has been rocked by a host of disturbing scandals: Hillary's "邮件门", Trump's "录音门", and Korean President Park's “闺蜜门” have all shaken people's confidence in society's elites.
Some of the strange phrases contained within the Podesta e-mails:
Others have speculated that pasta and cheese are not references to pedophilia, but to hard drugs.
Whereas many more have thrown out the entire theory and said that John Podesta is just a foodie who loves making pasta for his friends.
Of course, the American mainstream media is furiously countering the narrative, labeling "pizzagate" with their newest term for investigate journalism -- "fake news".
当然了，美国的主流媒体都在抨击这一事件，将“披萨门”归类于调查性新闻报道里的 -- “虚假消息”。
希拉里团队相关的虐童事件 -- 统统为虚假新闻
However, the story isn't over just there. Investigative journalists have pointed out that two pizza restaurants in the Washington D.C. area have references to pedophilia embedded within their logos.
Comet Ping Pong Logo and Besta Pizza contain symbols embedded in their logo linked to pedophilia symbols published by the FBI.
由FBI发布：Comet Ping Pong 和Besta
As #pizzagate continues to gain momentum, more and more websites are taking action to block it. Reddit has closed its forum, while many Twitter accounts have been banned for publishing posts with the #pizzagate hash tag.
随着话题“披萨门”的暴涨，越来越多的网站开始屏蔽它。Reddit将自己的论坛关闭了，同时许多推特账号也被禁止使用 #披萨门# 作为话题的推送。
Speculation will continue to accrue until more definitive evidence is found. Until then, 披萨门 will go down in history as one of the weirdest and most disturbing conspiracy theories in American history.
What do you make of all this? Do you think Podesta is a pedophile, a drug addict, or just a guy who really likes pizza and pasta?
See you in the comments!
confidante /'kɑnfə,dænt/ (n.) 知心好友，红颜知己
cross-reference /krɔs'refərəns/ (v.) 交叉对比，互相参照
pedophilic /,pi:də'filik/ (adj.) 有恋童癖的人
speculate /'spɛkjə'let/ (v.) 推测，猜测
To gain momentum 暴增，势头大涨
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