People feel that Wikileaks is a CIA operation.
Why not? If you wish to control whistle blowers, you set up the site that attracts them. Then you can publish that which is valueless or in your interest to publish while suckering in those that have really damaging stuff and sending out the hit squads. Who knows how many times that has happened?
You can also set people up........
The Washington Post has admitted that it didn't engage in rigorous investigative journalism when it repeated the accusations of "Fake News Sites" published online by the mysterious Propornot website ( http://www.propornot.com/p/the-list.html )
It doesn't matter, because the 'meme' had been given birth to and would have life from then on.
We know that most of not all of those sites are operated by the elite as part of their false opposition, and that the Washington Post article acted as an advertisement for those sites.
We know also that many of those sites have indeed carried stories which are unprovable.
They may have done so under orders, of course, to substantiate what was to come.
As part of the set up, the Podesta emails contained just enough information to cause we humans to smell a nest of paedophile rats, and yet not enough to be able to prove anything.
Was Pizzagate designed to set up the alternative media, designed to cause American sheeple to demand that action be taken, designed to cause 'conspiracy nuts' to be even more vilified by the mainstream media, designed to cause the sheeple to shrug and to say "they deserve it" when truthers are arrested en masse?
The vile Clinton woman is doing her part in framing that mind-set:
In the UK, the Guardian newspaper and others are repeating the story, building the mind-picture for the general public: " In rare public appearance since losing the election, Clinton alluded to ‘Pizzagate’ conspiracy in which a man opened fire after reading a false news story"
The BBC, long term protectors of the Paedophile Jimmy Savile (friend of the Royal family and many senior politicians and serial rapist and necrophiliac who spent Christmas at Prime Minister Thatcher's house for years......!) are also getting involved.