Conspiracy journalism – a.k.a. conspiracy theory – is a job – almost always an unpaid job.
That’s fine when there is not much info to process. If you get one UFO report per week, you can use your spare time for a whole week to speculate about whether Edgar Cayce was right. Your speculations probably won’t be worse than anyone else’s.
Detective work is much more difficult. There is a lot of info to process, much of it can get collected and filed away but never analyzed.
For example, someone recently claimed that Breitbart called out Podesta five years ago. Is that true? The document has a date, but it’s an online document. Those have wildly incorrect dates all the time. Here’s the tweet from 2011:
How prog-guru John Podesta isn’t household name as world class underage sex slave op cover-upperer defending unspeakable dregs escapes me.
A lot of conspiracy theorists saw that, but filed it away and forgot about it without ever looking into it.
I sometimes remember old cop movies, where the detectives get a map and some pins and string to try to figure out where the suspects have been going.
Some false claims are made by actual disinfo shills.
Some false claims are made by unintelligent, hysterical people who are not smart enough to do anything but demand attention.
Some books are so bad one doesn’t bother mentioning them.
Other books are sufficiently interesting to warrant sharing, even if their truthfulness has not been adequately proven.
The following book excerpt is chock full of details. I can’t keep them straight. You need a score card just to keep track. Possibly someone can comb through it and ferret out definitive flaws. I have not yet made a serious effort to fact-check it.
However, child abuse is an actual crime that happens in real life, and people who are motivated to prosecute child abusers legally need to comb through this type of document.
Similarly, many researchers claim that Nick Bryant’s book The Franklin Scandal is worth reading. However, it is a deep book, requiring a lot of careful attention.