“Fake news! Fake news!” Just about the whole world has heard those words hurled at media in recent weeks by a head-of-state. And media has fought back in what would look like a protracted word war. That war is even threatening to escalate into physical violence!
Who’s to tell what’s fake and what’s real? Why do some people talk about “true facts” — insinuating that there are “false facts?” But a “fact” is fact because it is true! The Merriam Webster Dictionary defines “fact” as “something that truly exists or happens.“ Otherwise, the thing is mere “fiction” — not real or actual. Fake! A product merely of one’s imagination!