Today, Matt Drudge posted on the Drudge Report a January 12 interview between conspiracy theorist extraordinaire Alex Jones and informal Donald Trump adviser Roger Stone in which they claim that Bill Clinton has an illegitimate child named Danney Williams.
Back in 1999, the Drudge Report breathlessly hyped the “DNA showdown” over Williams’ parentage …only to then declare that the story was “a cruel hoax by the boy’s mother” and that the tale had been “debunked and flunked by science.”
The turn in the story came when the supermarket tabloid Star Magazine conducted a DNA test and discovered that Williams was not, in fact, Clinton’s son.
“There was no match, nothing even close,” Star editor Phil Bunton said.
But the fact that he once called the story a discredited “hoax” hasn’t stopped Drudge from promoting the claim 17 years later:
Indeed, Drudge has been at the center of countless right-wing conspiracy theories, which often end up on the lips of Donald Trump.