Just to start slowly. Baby steps in accepting the media is a fake news factory.
Most people realize, these wrestling matches are fake. Still, many people go there, as they enjoy the show and react in the audience as if it were a real match. And because so many people attend these matches and act as if it is a real match, one might think it is real (why else is the audience going insane?). But of course it is show.
The same game is going on elsewhere in the media. This is it. And there is always an audience who enjoy participating in the illusion. The larger the audience, the more likely people believe it is real.