Likewise, President Trump is not the only one who uses the term “fake news.” Americans of all political persuasions are using that term, sometimes with merit, sometimes without. Cross-referencing, research and simply being objective will help Americans in their pursuit of the truth and in their decision-making. Simply labeling something one disagrees with as “fake news” does not. At the same time, lies, untruths and exaggerations in the news media are as old as our country itself (and older, for that matter). Somehow, despite this, the United States has survived and prospered, free and independent.