The very recently popularized “fake news” craze is merely a way to cope with the election results and revelations of just how deeply the mainstream media’s ties to certain political parties goes. I consider CNN, MSNBC, etc. refusing to cover big events as “fake news” just as much as I do a website telling me Obama is an extraterrestrial.
I would much rather deal with sorting through articles (usually pretty obviously fake) than worry the masses aren’t getting info to begin with.
At the end of the day, the mainstream media is just as guilty as some small article farm.