Denzel Washington had some harsh words for the media during an appearance this week at a special screening of his new movie, “Fences,” at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American Museum of History and Culture in Washington.
The Hill quotes Washington saying: “If you don’t read the newspaper, you’re uninformed. If you do read it, you’re misinformed. 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. Just say it, sell it. Anything you practice you’ll get good at — including BS.”
USA Today reports: “Washington’s remarks about the alleged sins of the mainstream media come months after he himself was the center of a phony story that circulated online this fall: It falsely claimed Washington had dropped his support of Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton to endorse GOP nominee Donald Trump.
“The fake story was shared thousands of times before it was removed — after the mainstream media debunked it.”