At the premier of the film Fences, the star and director Denzel Washington took to the red carpet to address the mainstream media.
“If you don’t read the newspaper, you’re uninformed. If you do read it, you’re misinformed,” Denzel told ITK.
This summer Washington, 61, found himself at the center of a fake election news story where media cited that he had shifted his support away from Hillary Clinton and towards Donald Trump.
Then again in November a story broke saying Washington praised Donald Trump saying, ““We need more and more jobs. He has hired more employees, more people, than anyone I know in the world.”
Washington went on to blast the media saying, “In our society, now it’s just first, who cares, get it out there. We don’t care who it hurts. We don’t care who we destroy. We don’t care if it’s true.”
He said one of the effects of “too much information” is “the need to be first, not even to be true anymore.”
“So what a responsibility you all have — to tell the truth,” Washington told the reporters. “Just say it, sell it. Anything you practice you’ll get good at — including BS.”
H/T: The Hill
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