Every so often one of the big media outlets publish a piece worrying about how conspiracy theories are gaining traction in the mainstream.
These pieces usually:
1.) ignore actual, recent conspiracies in favour of, er, more speculative examples
2.) fail to acknowledge that mainstream belief in conspiracy theories might have something to do with these actual recent conspiracies
3.) reference a belief that is supposed to be ridiculously paranoid but is obviously true
4.) mention the X-Files.