There is an old term for "fake news" called propaganda. That entails stating things which are either not true at all, or distorted in such a way as to spin their meaning completely.
The left hide behind the protection of fiction and comedy by using actors, comedians, and otherwise buffoons to make their absurd statements, and then use the so-called mainstream media to echo those comments.
For instance, SNL constantly parodies and attacks Trump. The mainstream news could not DIRECTLY do that themselves, but then media outlets such as CNN refer to and show clips of SNL skits to propagate what they could not say themselves. The same strategy is used on clown shows such as Trevor Noah's Daily Show, Stephen Colbert, Seth Myers, Jimmy Kimmel, Jimmy Fallon, Conan O'Brien, James Corden, and a cadre of idiots that the leftist media call upon to say stupid false things to stir the pot.
One classic example of this was many years ago when libtard David Letterman (who we now know was a mean-spirited drunk that everybody around him hated - including Paul Shaffer) said that Martha Raye wears condoms. Martha sued for defamation, but lost because Letterman is a comedian and has "license" to say absurd, acerbic, inane comments and get away with it. But then.. other shows such as Entertainment Tonight, other talk shows, and even the local and national news programs pick up the story about Letterman saying that Martha wears condoms.. and all of a sudden, Martha's image is permanently ruined, and she became unemployable as an actress, even to make commercials for polident denture adhesive.
If you doubt what I say.. just go to CNN.com and almost every day.. they are referring to something from SNL that attacked Trump.