Do facts still exist and whose facts do you believe? They are commonly denied by those that disagree with them as being either fake,misleading or coming from a source that they simple don't trust, especially the government. We are deluged with information and it is at our fingertips with various social media applications, 24/7. If it comes from a favored source, it is believed without question. Then it gets shared with many others and on and on it goes. In the end, facts have become meaningless.
This is dangerous, as decision makers apply these "facts" as they choose them, to create law and make public policy. Scary dangerous.
The FBI and CIA both agree that Russia was behind the email hacking in the recent election, but fake news site Brietbart calls it "left wing fake news." Rush Limbaugh takes it even further by saying that all so called " main stream news" is fake. President -elect Trump and some in Congress don't seem to believe our intelligence experts either and have not committed to even being open to investigate the possibility that Russia may have interfered with our national election.
It used to be that just about everyone who shopped at a supermarket and saw the National Enquirer on the rack with outrageous headlines ( "Titanic Survivors Found on Board!") would chuckle and perhaps pick up a copy for laughs.
Today however, it is not so funny. The National Enquirer published a story early this year with the claim that Ted Cruz has had affairs with at least five women. Cruz denied the report and blamed then GOP front runner Donald Trump as being behind the story.