The respectful actor Denzel Washington think it’s about time the mainstream media stop selling bullshit stories to the American public. The actor made that clear during the premiere of his new movie Fences this month when he was interviewed by the Hill.
Earlier this year the actor was target of fake news, the actor would be falsely accused from switching support from Hillary Clinton to Donald Trump. A ITK reporter asked for his opinion about the false stories. Denzel Washington replied, “If you do not read the newspaper, you’re uninformed. If you read the newspaper, you’re mis-informed,” a quote from the American writer Mark Twain.
“What did you do,” the reporter asked. “That’s a great question — What is the long-term effect of information,” Denzel Washington answered.
“One of the effects is the need to be first, not even to be true anymore. So what a responsibility you all have — to tell the truth, not just to be first,” Denzel continued.
“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,”says Denzel Washington. “Anything you practice you’ll get good at — including BS,” he continued.
Fences, directed by Washington, opens in theaters on Christmas Day, including stars such as Viola Davis and Mykelti Williamson.