News runs from straight up news, news mixed with opinion, and just propaganda. Straight up news these days is rarely more than just headlines. Most of the rest of the news is a mix of news and opinion. The programs tell you the facts, and then they have various people, usually experts in the field in some form who discuss the news stories. MSNBC and CNN are heavy on that format. Fox News makes things up or greatly exaggerates the facts, then opines at length. Back when Roger Ailes was news directory there, he would have meetings every day where he would tell all on air talent how to spin the news that day. Fox News was set up from day 1 to be a propaganda operation for whatever the Republicans want you to believe. Fox and the Republicans have been working together and coordinating messages. Sometimes the messages flip 180 degrees depending on the political exigencies. For example the national debt and budget deficit. When Bill Clinton and Barack Obama were president the deficit was an existential threat to the country and should be priority #1. When GW Bush and Donald Trump were/are president the deficit is unimportant. They even quoted Cheney saying deficits don't matter. There are more minor "news" outlets that copy the Fox model to sell conservative talking points to the rubes. Glenn Beck was fired from Fox when advertisers wouldn't advertise with him anymore. He went out and started his own news channel called The Blaze. There is also Newsmax TV which has a similar conservative format. There are also channels with more of an online presence who follow the Fox News model, often more extreme than Fox like InfoWars. Wikipedia has a site with a list of fake news sites. Some are intended to be humorous, but many are conservative oriented: List of fake news websites - Wikipedia Liberals are not immune from strong opinions and can sometimes embrace ideas that are not completely factual. I have dropped in at Daily Kos from time to time and I have seen some bad ideas over there too. Palmer Report can go off the rails with wild speculation sometimes too. But just making stuff up and then getting hair on fire about it is far more common on the right than on the left and the type of media catering to conservatives are driving that bus. The poorer people embracing the Republicans these days are angry. They have reason to be angry, in many cases they have been hurt worse than many in the decline of American manufacturing and shifting of the economy. Conservative media has fanned that anger and redirected it to make them vote against their best interests. They now think they are angry about things that aren't true.