Denzel Washington: Media Selling BS

Denzel Washington took on the subject of fake stories and the need to be first in reporting news without fact checking. He was in a fake news story earlier this year that claimed the Oscar-winning actor has switched his support from Hillary Clinton to Donald Trump. During the premiere for his latest film Fences, inside the National Museum of African American History and Culture, Denzel says the mainstream media is selling “BS.”

“If you don’t read the newspaper, you’re uninformed. If you do read it, you’re misinformed…The need to be first, not even to be true anymore. So what a responsibility you all have — to tell the truth,” he said to the eporters gathered on the red carpet of the premiere.??”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.”

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