True to its previous form the BBC has has taken the side of the predators. The BBC ignores well publicized facts such as the presence of codewords in the WikiLeaks emails and the similarity of the Podesta brothers to the efits of the Madeleine McCann case.
There's no investigation.
The investigation is quite real. There are hundreds if not thousands of volunteers who are currently searching the internet for clues and who are collecting facts which tend to support the theory that a paedophile ring exists in Washington DC. Also, as of early November the FBI was continuing its "high priority" investigation into the Clinton Foundation. Then there's Monica Petersen, who died in Haiti while investigating child trafficking possibly involving the Clinton Foundation.
So how did this fake story take hold amongst alt-right Trump supporters and other Hillary Clinton opponents?
The story of pizzagate is not fake as a quick visit to
https://voat.co/v/pizzagate while show. Political affiliation isn't the driving force of the investigation, rather it appears to be driven by the repugnance of the crimes which are implied by the history of the Franklin scandal, the White House "pizza" and "hotdogs" email, and the recurring references to much darker acts.
one contact caught the attention of prankster sites and people on the paranoid fringes.
The BBC has no way of knowing the mental state (or disposition toward pranking) of the people who learned of the connection between Comet Ping Pong and the Podesta brothers.
And from these thin threads, an enormous trove of conspiracy fiction was spun.
I would seem that whatever trained monkey the BBC employed to type this shit up hasn't worked out how to watch youtube videos yet.
They ... dreamt up a paedophile sex ring involving prominent politicians and political donors.
... like the one that has been the subject of official investigation in England.
"Sometimes an innocent picture of a child in a basket is just an innocent picture of a child in a basket and not proof of a child sex trafficking ring"
A photo of a child with her arms taped down with a ping pong table in the background isn't as easy to explain.
The BBC has taken much the same approach as the the New York Times did, uncritically accepting the explanation of one of the central suspects as if its target audience were a merely a collection of credulous imbeciles.