Re: Pot meet Kettle
The media may get it wrong at times, but it is self correcting. Dan Rather's story was quickly found to be false and he and CBS owned up to it and suffered the consequences. You shouldn't refuse to watch CBS forevermore just because they've been wrong. There is no news outlet that's never wrong, but the more extremist their viewpoints the more fake news they carry, the greater the chance they KNOW the news they are carrying is fake, and the less likely they will be to admit that, let alone apologize for it.
Where is the similar mechanism for the sites like 'Sputnik News' that popped up out of nowhere during the election campaign with knowingly false stories about Hillary being so ill she would be dead before she could be sworn in (guess that time in the woods was a miracle cure!) or whatever? There is none, because Facebook doesn't publish the stories directly, they rely on their users to share them around - and share they did, so long as they were slanted in the same direction as the sharer's political views. Similar for Google, the more links to a site and clicks in google searches, the higher ranked those sites become so they are seen by more people when using Google.
There's no self correction mechanism in Facebook/Google, because even if you see someone you know sharing a story that's false, it is very hard to get them to believe you. Even if you do, by that time others who saw it on their page shared to their friends, so it spreads like the cancer Hillary was supposed to have had.
That's the difference with being a one to many broadcaster like CBS - they can make a retraction that will reach as wide of an audience as the original false information. In a many to many situation like Facebook, fake news spreads far far far faster and wider than retractions / corrections ever will. People are way more likely to share "wow this is big news and gives a great reason everyone should do like me and vote for X!" than "oh that news everyone has been sharing including me is fake, I should make sure everyone knows that, even though it may cause some to change their votes back to the other candidate".