It's been used so much that it runs the risk of becoming a ‘badge of honor’ for Trump-haters. But, what is ‘fake news?’
If a news report is fake, that doesn’t mean it’s devoid of facts. Media outlets like CNN believe an accusation of ‘fake news’ means they are being accused of telling a completely false story.
I’ve often said that the worst form of a lie is a ‘half-truth.’ Real news, combined with unproven assumptions is the most hideous version of ‘fake news.’ By contrast, a story devoid of facts is much easier to debunk.