Threat Against Democracy (TAD). Fake news is an insidious and dangerous thing. When a man takes a weapon to a pizza shop and fires because he believes a fake news story claiming there was a child sex ring operating there we should all be concerned. But, when the president-elect attacks the main stream media with assertions of fake news over stories that depict him poorly, it is much more serious. That begins to look like state-sponsored propaganda aimed at intimidating and undermining the press and even the right to free speech. This should cause all of us to take notice. More than just a TAD.