Facts matter. Truth matters. Organizations that have integrity and ascribe to journalistic ethics rather than simply acting as a propaganda echo chamber of the administration’s “alternative facts” have been labeled as “fake news” by Trump and his lackeys. The news organizations with the backbone to investigate reports of Russian meddling in the election and potential collusion with and by the Trump campaign and possibly Trump himself are being singled out.
It’s simple, really. If Trump, his Minister of Propaganda, or any other administration lackey calls a media organization “fake news”, that just means the organization in question is doing its job, reporting actual facts, investigating stories that matter, and getting under the (incredibly thin) skin of Trump and his people.
Support the New York Times. Support CNN, Politico, Time, and other news organizations that represent a free and independent press willing to do what it takes to make sure the public is informed rather than just conned.