Operation Mockingbird has turned the media with 90 percent of the audience and readership into a branch of the CIA. So this rogue runaway secret agency has been co-opted by Deep State.
They made “conspiracy theory” into an insult in Mockingbird Media but that has lost its sting because so many proved true.
So now they got this new one, “fake news”. That one is even easier to lobby back at them, because they have put out some much fake news and even the item “fake news” hit list is so obviously bogus disinformation they had to back off already, though the political robots will continue for a while before they get the message it’s backfiring.