Once upon a time there was actual news. Then there wasn't. How come?
CNN introduced opinion news.
Opinion news was fun at first. Something brand new. By and by the other cable news networks came along and got into the act. And by and by even the nightly news on the big 3 got with it.
And now....today.... we get only a few minutes of news in the 24 hour news cycle and 23+ hours of low cost opinion. Even the anchors opinionate.
CNN killed traditional news. And if you are under a certain age you don't even realize this because you simply do not have nor can you get enough historical information to know it. You think it's always been like this. (Well...you can't get it on Twitter anyway.)
Modern news is theater. And bad theater at that. Modern news is not news. Still, like when we describe video we call it filming, because we haven't made the transition from the word news to an all encompassing new word for it today. There are many candidates but none have stuck. Fake news is like saying fake film. There is a better description coming some day.
So, if you just got off the last bus...this is how fake news was born. Got CNN to thank for that.