Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Denzel Washington Blasts the Media on "Fake News" with Jesus Eddie Campa

As a person who has been a victim of fake news I think Denzel Washington hit this perfectly. Fact check your stories before you write them or believe them.  So many people today believe everything they read or see on the internet...

He was at the center of a fake news story, just like Chief Jesus Eddie Campa, but Denzel Washington says it's the mainstream media that's selling "BS." ..."If you don't read the newspaper, you're uninformed. If you do read it, you're misinformed," Washington, the star and director behind the new film "Fences," told ITK at the Wednesday premiere inside the National Museum of African American History and Culture.  "The truth is to many fake news sites such as Judicial Watch, are out there spreading false information and writing stories that give the impression that something occurred when in reality it did not, and they do this with no real proof," said the Chief.   

Washington was the subject of a phony story earlier this year that falsely claimed he was switching his support in the upcoming presidential election and talking about a possible presidential run in 2020.  The story was reported as true and millions of people believed it.

One of the effects of "too much information," the 61-year-old Oscar winner says, is "the need to be first, not even to be true anymore."

"So what a responsibility you all have — to tell the truth," Washington exclaimed to the pack of reporters gathered on the red carpet.

"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," Washington continued.

"Just say it, sell it. Anything you practice you'll get good at — including BS."

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