Masha Gessen, again:
It is time to raise the stakes from fact to truth. With a president who lies in order to demonstrate power, fact-checking is indeed useless if it’s the entire story. The media have to find a way to tell the bigger story — the story about the lies rather than the story of the lies; and the story about power that the lies obscure.
Masha Gessen: The Putin Paradigm (New York Review of Books Daily, Dec 13, 2016)