Fake news is very effective in deceiving ignorant people who have no understanding of issues and vote based on the deceit of fake news. Just think of all the ignorant haters who think Trump was involved with Russia!!
Political science has displaced hard science as power hungry people "don't let a crisis go to waste" and force draconian, fascist restrictions on us, ignoring human and constitutional rights, to destroy people's lives and the economy and Trump's reelection chances.
There's the Kenyan birth certificate that never was lost. Surely this was a forgery, prepared just so Obama could be accused of being born in Kenya. But you make the point of my meme: Fake News just keeps repeating the same old lies over and over to inflame haters uninterested in fact, preferring to remain isolated in their alternate universe.
Do you know the meaning of "absurd"? Your examples are ridiculous. For instance, crooked Hillary is grossly corrupt. One example: Selling 20% of our uranium to the Russians and pocketing $145 Million + $500,000 "speaking fees" for Bill. Sometimes it helps to be able to read with comprehension.