Ben Thompson mentions the fake news in the mainstream media like the New York Times, citing the Judy Miller fake news about Saddam's manufacture and possession of WMD. He fails to mention the ongoing stream of propaganda in the mainstream as fake news about what is going on the in the world as part of an information war. The New York Times and the Washington Post are poster child examples in their promotion of liberal interventionism based on questionable if not bogus sources as if it were well-verified, for instance.
Glaring in its omission also is the fake news about economics and finance that promotes economic ideology justifying rent-seeking based on so-called laws of economics and "sophisticated" modeling.
This is the fake news that needs to be banished.
Should-Read: Ben Thompson: Fake News