Even if Russia is behind fake news stories during the election who is really to blame? Where was all this outrage when newspapers and other news outlets started taking large sums of money for promoted news stories. Basically advertisements made to look like news. Some outlets don't even list these as advertisements. In most cases it is pretty clear what they are after you start reading but if they do this for a simple AD why wouldn't they take money for more subtle "news" stories that push an agenda? - If we are willing to accept this why then would we be surprised/upset when we see other fake/untrue news from these same outlets? - Shouldn't some of this blame be directed news outlets for having absolutely zero(or very close to zero) journalistic integrity?