There is a different kind of fake news that one should be aware of. With the advent of the internet there has seen a great proliferation of biased news sites that attempt to suggest they have the real news, despite being so biased that they are taking marching orders from the parties, the vested interests of the sides of the battle. Despite my saying the Left attacks on Donald Trump have actually solidified his presence for those who like him, the Left oriented people I know seem mystified by the fact that their version of the facts make it impossible for Trump to be seen as a candidate, let alone, now as president. That is, people prefer to hear what they believe, ON BOTH SIDES. Trump is no political equal to Obama, he has no sense of propriety or etiquette as politicians do. But the last 8 years of Obama led Americans who voted for Trump to want to be free of their perceptions of Obama changing laws, changing mores, and changing values by dictate. Therefore, the Right voted for Trump, not because Obama was black, not because Clinton was a woman, but because their candidate stood as a roadblock to further public policy and support of the erosion of their beliefs.
Mainstream media hated Trump, and usually loved Obama. Clinton was a politician, and by that she might have been presented with issues, but through the normal course of communication. Both sides of the debate received their versions of truth from their highly insulated media sites.
The problem in America isn't the ironic, sarcastic, parody news sites. It is the fact that when faced with a set of facts they and their belief system disagreed with, they could find a equal and opposite view to confirm their views. This is not a case of news that was created to be a joke, to mislead, but a news source that had a skew so great that neither side could accept the central set of facts even.
I am a Christian, my bias their is noted, but my view I look to what was said in the bible about the end of time. The news seeks to entertain you, to entrap you, to make your mind believe that you cannot believe anyone but those you trust. And then, when you are ill prepared, ill informed you will be crushed by a thief of your choice, your voice, and democracy, and the future of western civilization will crash in a fire.
Matthew 24:6-8 New International Version (NIV)6 You will hear of wars and rumors of wars, but see to it that you are not alarmed. Such things must happen, but the end is still to come. 7 Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be famines and earthquakes in various places. 8 All these are the beginning of birth pains.
Media is biased. Whatever source you choose, do so with caution. Neither side has all the facts straight. Neither side knows how they might fix it. They only know who they think is at fault.