So what? It happens all the time for a variety of reasons. Above a certain age or a certain level of experience-based sophistication, you stop being a credulous nitwit, sitting slack-jawed and ingesting every morsel you read or see like it was God's own truth.
In any case, what difference would any of this have made in the election? How many votes did this sway?
When you get right down to it, there are two underlying messages being peddled with the fake news hysteria.
- The news media is honest and forthright and professional and unbiased.
- You're such a moron that you can't differentiate between the National Enquirer and PBS.
The solution is obvious. You need the government to protect you from your own gullible stupidity.