It’s a “what about the children?” x conspiracy mashup. If you keep talking about The Largest Pedophile Ring In History Uncovered people will believe there is a thing such as The Largest Pedophile Ring In History Uncovered.
Soccer moms are eating this up for one thing. Oh my lord, so many WW1WWA hashtags on soccer mom, cheerleader mom, circle-of-moms etc social media, and not limited to any part of the political spectrum oh no.
It gives us a nice distraction from shitty reality for a bit EXCEPT it’s being dragged out along with ‘AND WHY ARE WE PAYING ATTENTION TO, UGH MASKS, INSTEAD?”. Otherwise, it would just be a nice normal conspiracy.