Have you been living under a rock?
1. He DID defend himself by remaining true to his character and by doing so the Fraud became very evident and out in the open. For many, they now know 100% that there is rampant corruption throughout the whole system.
2. A Corrupt System WAS a conspiracy theory that PROVED ITSELF REAL.
3. The CORPORATE Media got away with propaganda and PROVED another conspiracy theory RIGHT: The Corporate Media is a talking head for the corrupt establishment. This gave RISE to the Alternative Media that is a large part of the dying ratings of the Corporate Media.
WIN. WIN. WIN.
You need to adjust your perspective.
"We are not human beings having a spiritual experience; we are spiritual beings having a human experience"—Pierre Teilhard de Chardin