“The old rating system just isn’t working anymore.  Pinocchios and pants-on-fire imply at least some casual relationship with truth and that’s just not happening. We’re in uncharted territory.”

Fact checkers are proposing three new ratings:

1. Whole cloth – fabricated from scratch.  Bears no relationship whatsoever to anything occurring in the real world.

2. Pure fantasy – things one might wish to be true, driven by desire and again not informed in any way by logic or reason or reality as we know it

3. Rabid ramblings – as old age sets in and the gears begin slipping, the mind may wander across entirely new landscapes and terrains.