Denzel Washington Slams Mainstream Media For Peddling "Bullshit"

Tyler Durden's picture

Denzel Washington had some “news” for the mainstream media peddling the narrative that the presidential election turned on “fake news:” It’s all bullshit.

Despite finding himself previously in the center of a "fake news" story, which falsely claimed the actor was switching his support of Hillary Clinton to Donald Trump, Washington still slammed the media implying it was no better than those "fake" outlets it criticizes.

Speaking to the press agency ITK at the National Museum of African American History and Culture, the Hollywood celebrity paraphrased Mark Twain when he said: “If you don’t read the newspaper, you’re uninformed. If you do read it, you’re misinformed,” Washington said, while promoting his new film “Fences” according to The Hill

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.

His new film "Fences," based on an award-winning play of the same name, features Viola Davis and centers on the life of a black family in 1950s Pittsburgh. It is set to be released on Christmas and is considered one of the top Oscar contenders.

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Sleepless Knight's picture

Always has been a class act - refreshing to say the least.

BullyBearish's picture

It ain't what you don't know that gets you into trouble.

It's what you know for sure that just ain't so.


Mark Twain

Duane Norman's picture

Screw Twain, get back to shitting on the MSM... Denzel is right, especially about WaPo

Holy hand grenade of Antioch's picture
Holy hand grenade of Antioch (not verified) Duane Norman Dec 7, 2016 2:07 PM

Roll Crimson Tide

AlaricBalth's picture

A man once told me that you step out of your door in the morning, and you are already in trouble. The only question is are you on top of that trouble or not?

Denzel Washington

Life of Illusion's picture






imaginalis's picture

He needs to come to more Laker games while the team is rebuilding. I didn''t take him for a glory hunter fan.

Chris Dakota's picture
Chris Dakota (not verified) imaginalis Dec 7, 2016 6:58 PM

They are just mad that they lost.

I knew Trump was going to win on the day he announced, hell I knew it in 2012 when he said "China"

but he folded. I remember Trump had 30% right off the bat in 2012 but backed out so I knew that 30% was already a built in base for him.

Why do people think the media should tell them who is going to win anyway?

Theosebes Goodfellow's picture

Silly man. Denzel grew up thinking that reportage should be restrained to the 5 "W"s and that if you could tell the political slant of the reporter in their articles they had failed to keep their biases in check. You know, like the shit they're supposed to be teaching in Journalism 101 classes. Silly, silly man.

He ain't alone.

DaveyJones's picture

it's getting bad. even Santa believes in fake news

juangrande's picture

Capitalism and the fourth estate do not mix well. This goes back to President/St. Ronny removing the requirement for public service in order to use the airwaves and his setting the stage for the mega mergers which have allowed fascists to control what is put out there.

Syrin's picture

What did Jose Canseco say?

astitchintime's picture

Ahh, yes excellent line from the movie 'Devil With The Blue Dress'.

Very good movie just recently rewatched by me days ago ;)


ThanksChump's picture

"Roll Crimson Tide"


Yes! Sean Connery in the role of Huck Finn was awesome, and I didn't even know river rafts had periscopes back then.

Creative_Destruct's picture

It's what you know for sure that just ain't so.

We all want to "know for sure", because certainty is reassuring. But the hard to accept reality is that ABSOLUTE certainty about anything almost doesn't exist.

In the words of Voltaire:

"Doubt is not a pleasant condition, but certainty is absurd"

The MSM and ALL media would benefit by keeping this humbling fact in mind.


centerline's picture

They dont care about facts though.  Ironically, this is exactly the means of thier own destruction.  When people finally realize they have been lied to and manipulated, they get angry. 

My hope is the MSM keeps doubling down.  Watching them choke on thier own bullshit would be epic.

WTFUD's picture

They're already choking bud. Paper sales on the floor and advertising monies trashed. Unfortunately at this moment in time the journalists who dare tell the truth or have principles are sitting at home looking for a new line of work.

centerline's picture

Yup.  I killed my local rag subscription for this very reason (and told them on the phone when I cancelled).  People who are paying attention (like us) are first.  When the general public catches up, then its on.  If the MSM doesnt figure out how to turn before the herd does, they are going to get flattened.  You can bet I am hoping they just keep doubling down on stupid talking heads.  Also tied to the corruption and changing status quo.  DC asshats and shitheads like Fuckerberg aren't going to let the "truth" get in the way of a good time.  So, there is a reasonable chance I think that we get to experience full MSM retard mode.

drendebe10's picture

Newspapers are getting smaller with fewer pages and mostly ads. Wonder if ad revenue for MSM is shrinking.  Only person i know who watches MSM TV news is only interested in his beautiful California people lifestyle & possibly just close to above brainstem function in these matters.  Most people i know dont even pay attention to news much less watch or read it.  I am clearly a maverick & i mostly think the sheeple out there are totally clueless and make their minds up based on biased sound bites thrown out there by the MSM and rarely on substantiated facts or evidence.   Wouldn't break my heart to see all the MSM go tits up.

Not Goldman Sachs's picture

Talk about mostly ads!!!! I have never purchased anything because of the annoying ads on this site or any other. The stupidity of on line advertising is that the ads come after I purchase, then keep coming. I browse Vickys Secret just to deal with it.

LawsofPhysics's picture

Already happening.  my hope is that all those agents and corporation spending billions of dollars finally do some accounting and realize that they have been robbed.

Reputation is everything, one sure-fire way to make sure you go out of business is to destroy your own reputation.

fuck 'em!

centerline's picture

Ironic for sure.  Watching the world yet again try to push back the forces of nature. 

Kirk2NCC1701's picture

RIP, Voltaire.  Brilliant practical philosopher.

"If you want to know who rules over you, find out whom you may not criticise" - Voltaire

hxc's picture

Oh, you mean the same fascist neocon Voltaire that advocated (even coined) the LEVIATHAN STATE???

Kone Wone's picture

Maybe you're confusing him with Thomas Hobbes?

You shouldn't believe everything (anything?) that John Ralston Saul writes!

Creative_Destruct's picture

HOBBES = Leviathan, NOT Voltaire. 

BigCumulusClouds's picture

In today's environment, if you want to know who rules over you, just watch who the mass media promotes.  "What we have here is not a fayer to cummincate" its the Brtish Royal Family and the Pope.

WillyGroper's picture

what perfect timing by an outstanding publication delivered by da man!

queenie has worn black in deferrment to jorge...unless there was a blood ritual taking place, which is sure to hide the stain.

One of We's picture

Following that logic and observing the timing of the spike in the "fake news" meme it would appear we are ruled by alleged pedophiles...

stormsailor's picture

i believe he took that quote from will rogers.

BabaLooey's picture

 "....which falsely claimed the actor was switching his support of Hillary Clinton to Donald Trump....."

JUST.....a cotton-picking, what the flying fuck minute....

Washington SUPPORTED Canks?

What's all the "total class" comments on here for?

Sorry boys and girls........he supported CANKS - Catheter sportin Madam Corruptus....

Nullifies his angst over the media being "honest". NOW he speaks up? NOW?

Washington could have supported Trump - AND - still gotten roles - so the "he has to work" meme is toiletish. Besides, unless he's a drunken sailor at a casino with his dough, he's not going hungry anytime soon....

Denzel's bankable - and the Jooish mafia in Hollywhack worships the mammon - no matter what-stein.


BarkingCat's picture

No he has not.

In his younger days he was bitching about his lack of blockbuster success and attributing it to racism. He was too fucking stupid to realize that blockbusters don't reflect anything but an appeal to the masses using fluff.

Most serious movies don't get that much attention. 

Blankone's picture

I remember DW complaining that he was not getting enough staring roles because he was black.  And him trying to point out how handsome he thought he was by asking "aren't I pretty enough".

He is just making these comments to push his new film and to try to make it's point of view look legitimate and the "truth".

any_mouse's picture

How many roles did he want?

He is the black Tom Hanks.

Sheesh, he even did a heroic airline pilot before Tom Hanks did "Sully".

Too bad, though Denzel's was a flawed alcoholic hero and Hanks does Sully, the hero of the Hudson.

thebigunit's picture

Denzel should do TV commercials that run during NFL or NBA games.

White actors need not apply.

Bank_sters's picture

Tony Podesta brags about maintaining friendship with Denny Hastert- former speaker of the house and convicted pedophile.


sgt_doom's picture

Amen, brother!  (Or sister!)

Always at the top of my list of A-Class actors, and mentally as well.

In my life time there has been NO MEDIA!  Dan Rather spouting off lies about the John F. Kennedy assassination --- rewarded with top slot at CBS; Jim Lederer spouting off lies about the JFK assassination at the Dallas rag he once "reported" for --- rewarded with slot at PBS Fake News Hour --- etc., etc., etc.

Now we have the likes of Anderson Pooper (I love that name somebody else mentioned to me) who interned at the CIA during his summers attending Yale - - normally, college students intern at their future professions.

chiquita's picture

Speaking of Anderson Pooper--I saw a bit with him and Kathy Griffin on Steve Harvey's show the other day where Cooper made a comment referring to a cleaning crew as " a bunch of wetbacks".  It zipped right by and nobody batted an eyelash.  Seems to me that calling anyone a "wetback" is a racial slur isn't it?  He's done this in the past as well and has not been called to task for it.  If Trump had used that terminology to described Hispanic cleaning professionals, I promise you CNN would be calling for his resignation.

funthea's picture

So true about the "wetback" comment from "pooper". But you see, he is a "butt burgler". And "butt burglers" rate higher on the politically correct chart of victim-hood. So it makes perfect sense actually, in Libtard fantasy world political correctness. He is allowed to say things that would be impossible for others to say, that do not have ranking on the politically correct victim-hood flow chart.

GreatUncle's picture

For decades now governments have filled the propoganda channel with fake news and bullshit.

Alt-media can do it better though ... who would have thought that.

Only way to deal with this is the truth else it will just blossom into even more and more radical shit.


If we don't get the truth soon we are all going to disappear with our head up out asses.

JoeSoMD's picture

I've enjoyed many of his movies.  But I think he's being a dope here... think he's going to get any "stars" from the MSM reviewers of his new movie?  Doubt it.

Raffie's picture

Cool, another actor I like is on the RIGHT side of the road.