This fails the believability test for several reasons
1. If something sounds too good to be true, then it’s not true
From the perspective of someone who hates the liberal elites, that you’ve uncovered some conspiracy that would put dozens of them into prison for a long time, that’s too good to be true.
Maybe Trump winning the election and becoming POTUS also sounds almost too good to be true, but Trump is only one person who’s a master persuader (according to Scott Adams) and not a conspiracy. A Black Swan event maybe, but it doesn’t disprove that my rule, if something sounds too good to be true then it’s not true, works at least 99% of the time.
2. Unlikelihood of so many people being into the same weird stuff
A single guy can be a pervert, like Anthony Weiner. And his perversion isn’t abnormal, he’s not the only guy to send pictures of his penis to women he met on the internet, this is actually quite common.
But a whole bunch of people high up in the Democratic Party with the same weird fetish? I don’t think so.
And let us not confuse two types of “pedophilia.” Men wanting to have sex with girls who are teenagers and sexually mature, but technically underage, is not really that perverted, even though society says it’s supposed to be wrong.
The type of pedophilia that’s supposed to be going on in the pizza restaurant is the more abnormal kind in which men are attracted to pre-adolescent children.
3. They have high IQs and wouldn’t be so open about it
The people who are supposed to be involved in this conspiracy are not the type of low-IQ morons who take videos of their crimes and post them on YouTube. If they were involved in such a conspiracy, they wouldn’t hang artwork in their homes and businesses suggestive of such a conspiracy, and they wouldn’t discuss it in emails that were stored on HRC’s server. At the very least, they’d create pseudonymous email addresses (although that’s not safe from authorities because if you use Gmail, for example, Google can figure out who you are based on your IP address, but at least it gets lost in the sea of trillions of emails sent each year).
Why has this conspiracy taken hold?
Well one reason is that people no longer trust the supposedly most-respected media sources like the New York Times because they think that if there really were such a huge conspiracy, the New York Times, which is in bed with the Democrats, would try to hide it rather than investigate it and bring it out into the open.
That these supposedly most-respected media sources are using their latest propaganda term, “fake news,” to describe #pizzagate, is only making matters worse and trolling the conspiracy theorists. Because it’s not fake news, it’s speculation about stuff found in Podesta’s emails (unhinged speculation, but speculation nevertheless), those emails which the supposedly most-respected media sources have tried as hard as possible to ignore in favor of hyping every anti-Trump angle they can think of. The more realistic conspiracy found in the emails, that the Clintons illegally received payments (for speeches and as donations to their Foundation) which influenced policy, is not being investigated, as far as I know.