The expression "falling hook, line, and sinker" is used to emphasize that someone has been completely deceived or tricked. Why are all politicians and media so gullible as shown by this recent news conference by Pelosi and Cummings ? In it, they fell for a fake tweet that they thought was from Flynn when, if they looked at it carefully, they could have determined it was a parody account. I believe that much of the current fake media is just another form of trolling to make the politicians look foolish. How long do you think it will take the average politician to figure this out ?