Dive deep into the unsolved murder of DNC staff member Seth Rich. "Conspiracyland" reveals startling new insights and exclusive interviews in this true-crime podcast exploring why conspiracy theories continue.
Aaron Rich had finally had enough. For months, he listened in disbelief as an internet conspiracy entrepreneur named Matt Couch had posted reckless claims on social media accusing him of complicity in the events that led to the July 2016 murder of his brother, former Democratic National Committee staffer Seth Rich.
The backstory of a Fox News “exclusive” about the death of Seth Rich — and how it fell apart eight days later — is the subject of the latest episode in Yahoo News’ “Conspiracyland” podcast, released on Tuesday.
How Fox News came to report an inflammatory and unsubstantiated conspiracy story about the murder of Seth Rich — and then, after hawking it for a week, retract it and strike it from its website — is the subject of the next two episodes of Yahoo News’ “Conspiracyland.”
Jack Burkman’s controversial involvement in the case — including attention-getting gimmicks and press conferences filled with wild and completely unsubstantiated claims — would ultimately lead to a real-life shooting: of Burkman himself.
In the summer of 2016, Russian intelligence agents secretly planted a fake report claiming that Democratic National Committee staffer Seth Rich was gunned down by a squad of assassins working for Hillary Clinton, giving rise to a notorious conspiracy theory that captivated conservative activists and was later promoted from inside President Trump’s White House, a Yahoo News investigation has found.