Denzel Washington

Oscar Award winner Denzel Washington took a shot at the news media for violating journalistic standards in order to be the first to break a news story.

Washington, 61, criticized news outlets for their annoying habit of reporting Internet rumors and gossip as fact in their never-ending race to stay ahead of bloggers.

One of the side effects of “too much information” Washington said, is “The need to be first, not even to be true anymore.”

“So what a responsibility you all have — to tell the truth,” Washington scolded reporters on the red carpet at the National Museum of African American History and Culture.

“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 bullsh*t.

Washington is still dismayed about a fake news story that claimed he switched his vote from Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton to GOP candidate Donald Trump.


  • YES I SAID IT…

    In my eyes Denzel can do no wrong! HEY AUNTIE SANDRA, welcome back, we missed U and we hope all is well with U!

  • Yardgirl

    Washington, 61, criticized news outlets for their annoying habit of reporting Internet rumors and gossip as fact in their never-ending race to stay ahead of bloggers.
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    Yep and this why I have taken a break from watching the news!! Denzel is still fine AF!! *swoon*

  • tintin

    Denzel is looking is fiooonnnneeee with his old self.

  • missmiami305

    Keep the posts coming Auntie ??

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    Sookie.

    ~crying like Sofia~

    I don’t know y’all no mo ?

  • Kanyade

    I have loved Denzel since “Carbon Copy”. Handsome!

  • S T

    Ain’t he though?!? They say his son is the ish. He’s handsome for sure, but we can NEVAHHH improve upon the original! ?

  • CaliVirgo

    Sandy hun you are alive?

  • Jen_no_juice

    He still fine and right! Folks don’t fact check these days. It’s about what sells and what ppl will believe. Why believe the truth when the lie is more entertaining

  • http://www.Samanthagwrites.com Samantha G.

    The media is like the whore everyone wanted at one point but no longer care for after they’ve used her up. Not saying what he’s saying isn’t true, I’m just saying celebs have been disrespecting the hand that fed, but whatever. Still looking good, though Mr. Washington.

  • Libra80sBaby

    Ok, Denzel…you right. But was the media lying about that affair with Saana, or nah?

  • harley_quinn2.0
  • Blaque Mahogany

    The need to be first, not even to be true anymore.”
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    Exactly why I can’t get breaking news from CNN. They are always wrong. Most recently they reported that the incident at Ohio state involved a shooter.

  • Sucker Free

    Girrrlluh…I stopped watching the news years ago…I don’t miss it…I prefer reading it anyway. I’m much happier picking my poison than being force fed ?

  • harley_quinn2.0

    Throwback for real ??

  • jussaying

    i love denzel but he forever uncle denzel after those memes.. lol still right though.

  • Pamela

    Jehovah God is good, Sandra is back,safe and well!??

  • L.T.L. Since 2007

    Washington is still dismayed about a fake news story that claimed he switched his vote from Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton to GOP candidate Donald Trump.
    _______________________________

    Say it again. I dare you….

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/ea862506acced4cf2a58282d156ea73f05c2f36d2fa79d6f8814c808cbd852ef.gif

  • Renee26

    He’s right times sure have changed

  • stav

    Inquiring minds certainly wants to know!

  • Renee26

    Awwww lol

  • http://citygirlzen.blogspot.com/ missarewa

    So glad you’re back Sandra!

  • Kanyade

    yup. before he had his teef fixed…but lordy still handsome

  • ?Time2Shine?

    “Why believe the truth when the lie is more entertaining.” P.R.E.A.C.H!! Then without “fact checking” they spread whatever they hear.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    ???

  • Buttercup

    I can’t wait to see Fences.

  • Rayne

    With fione self.

  • Incog-knee-gress

    now it’s just first

    ^^^^^^^^

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dewey_Defeats_Truman
    Sorry to inform you Mr. Washington the race to get news out to the masses whether right or wrong, factual or not is not new by far.

    1948 AT LEAST.

    I cant stand it when folks are like in today’s society. Today. It wasnt always like this. etc ETC.
    FOMF.

  • CaliVirgo
  • hotntot95

    This is much better..?denzel…and his no nonsense attitude…
    …speaking of this museum, we’re planning a trip to see it…I’m excited.

  • MissHarlem

    Can’t deny this at all. Regardless of history of media in the past this generation of news is definitely taking a more raucous approach if you will. Having the opportunity to study media I know from India to China we are lucky in what is forced to us in regards to content however it is our job as the consumer of news to hold them to a standard and accountability. Anything less is actually unamerikkkan ?

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    Rip

  • hotntot95

    Girl..denzel and Ms.Davis..it’s gonna be good..

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    I remember when magazines like People had standards not anymore he’s right

  • MissyJ

    While it happened before, now that news is global and instantaneous and doesn’t require much to access the race is different.
    in that case it was no different than all the Hillary headlines that were ready to go, it was an upset not a jump at be the most salacious.

  • Buttercup

    August Wilson has long-been one of my favorite playwrights. I’m excited to see the movie adaptation.

  • Scromes1212

    It’s not just about the truth, it’s about reporting both sides. Your truth may be different then mine’s but don’t be one sided. Let me form my own opinion.

  • Yoni

    I adore him.

  • Blaque Mahogany

    I can not stand Charlemagne. That is all.

  • Chardonnai

    Nobody gives a damn about the truth anymore. People don’t even want to face their own truths about themselves. The media is only following the wave of what society is doing. Facts don’t mean anything anymore.

  • Yoni

    He ain’t have to shoot bae like that! But I LOVE this movie. He was a bad muthafukka in it.

  • Buttercup

    Is there really room for opinion in the truth?

  • Satin Panther

    Yup and allegedly knocked Sanaa a$$ up and he cared about her so much that he moved out of his $20 mil mansion and left Pauletta only to move and live it up in a pent house hotel for a minute. No wonder when Denzel’s fine a$$ son that stars in the tv show Ballers is forced to talk about his father in interviews he immediately praise his mother and talk about all of her accomplishments and always mention she’s a Julliard grad and had her chit together way before Denzel. I still think he is one of the greatest actors ever tho. *sips tea*

  • missmiami305

    We have a love/hate relationship. What happened?

  • harley_quinn2.0

    You lying! Aww man. I was just listening to All Eyez On Me yesterday. R.I.P.

  • Annaunki

    Most Everything we learned is a lie since we hit the planet.
    History
    Science
    Health
    Geology
    Math about the only thing that’s correct. Except how they lie on the number…

  • Yoni

    Whurr you bean? Now that I think about it, I ain’t seent you NOR @SameoleJ in a GRIP! Da fukk yall been at?

  • harley_quinn2.0

    What happened?

  • Chardonnai

    I can’t believe he was chilling with Tomi Lahren. Not cool.

  • Kanyade

    Until the end of time? Will you keep loving [him]? Are you his heart and mind? Do you TRULY adore him?

    *insert music notes*

  • Blaque Mahogany

    Aside from the fact that he is an ignorant azz and I am still not over the way he did Lil Mama….see latest fukkery https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/b03d66aee291945af41426dd3795a3b748be6b47ae02386e6350471ebb1bd718.png

  • Lisa daniels

    He is just trying to smash. He like I just want the throat nothing less

  • Blaque Mahogany

    See image below

  • MissHarlem

    This Prince station on Pandora is hitting ?. I seen a Prince Christmas tree this morning that was different, nice and surprisingly not ratchet so the purple one will be on today.

  • Scromes1212

    Yes because some of it is perception. Imo

  • Annaunki

    Exactly

  • Buttercup

    I thought we discussed his hate for women must stem from deep-seated mommy issues a couple of years ago?

  • harley_quinn2.0

    Charlemagne tryna get put on. He’s playing Wendy’s game. Not surprised one bit.

  • Kanyade

    i think i know if this Prince Christmas tree you speak of. is it making its rounds on le Facebook? a purple cape (sides) and white center lights with a pic of “When Doves Cry” era Prince as the tree-topper?

  • Chardonnai

    I will be listening to Brilliant Idiots to hear is response to all of this. Andrew is going to rip him apart.

  • Buttercup

    I saw the same tree. I did Lil Butter’s tree as Darth Vader. I’m so tempted to do the main tree in The Purple One’s honor.

  • Scromes1212

    Science is not a lie, it’s proven. Actual facts can’t be disputed.

  • Smartypants

    He is so right! However, the race to be first and sensationalize is nothing new (see yellow journalism and the Spanish American War).

  • CapricornIce

    Denzel will always be bae?. He can do no wrong in my eyes. #fellowCap.

  • MissHarlem

    Please do. I’m mad I didn’t think of it ?. My theme seems basic after seeing that lol

  • Lisa daniels

    He got Sanna pregnant what? Where the baby? Like Kerry Washington never to be seen?

  • Jen_no_juice

    Yep! That’s who he interned for (at least before he got fired). So it’s not surprising he took her approach

  • CaliVirgo

    Listening right now Harley??

  • MissHarlem

    Yaaassss. I seen it on ig. I loved it.

  • Smartypants

    I wouldn’t say they’re lies just ruled by theories which can’t be proven true

  • Lisa daniels

    Training Day

  • Buttercup

    I’ve always viewed the truth as fact. It has been proven and can’t be disputed. If there is room for interpretation or perception, then there’s no way to arrive at a truth.

  • Chardonnai

    HIS tory especially.

  • thick1tyme

    I don’t remember Carbon Copy but I was all for A Soldier’s Story.

  • harley_quinn2.0

    Finna blast “Picture Me Rollin” when I get off of work.

  • Lisa daniels

    No he trying to smash Becky. He too iggerish to play Wendy game.

  • Scromes1212

    I agree . But when your speaking on politics and a subject like science. That’s different.

  • Blaque Mahogany

    Like the science they used to prove we were inferior physically and mentally, or to prove that we were not fully human.

    I think that’s where they were going with it…

  • harley_quinn2.0

    I’m watching this when I get home. Love that damn movie lol.

  • Satin Panther

    I’m pretty sure Pauletta had laid the muthafukin smack down and had something to do with her not having that baby so more than likely she “probably” had an ab on their unborn child.

  • Incog-knee-gress

    This sounds dope

  • Buttercup
  • Scromes1212

    That’s not science. That’s pseudo science. We use the same science to dispute there claims.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    There are facts and people derive opinion from facts, but yes someone can write a biased editorial by only using some of the objective facts and none of the one which would contradict the opinion the opinion writer was trying to relay.

    When I was writing for a political column for this fledging website many years ago I wrote a piece trashing Herman Cain but I did find some interesting positive life experiences while I did my research which I had planned to save for another column but I had to quit because I was overloaded by my day job and church.

  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

    Is this a recent pic?
    He looked like he slimmed down. THANK GOD!
    I want the old Denzel back.

  • B.Sweet has e-white privilege

    Humphrey day Hump day hoochie mama

  • Blaque Mahogany

    At the time it was SCIENCE.

    And all science is not proven…

  • Lisa daniels

    My only pet peeve about science is how they declassified Pluto, when we were kids it was a Real Planet, now i have to teach my child it’s not because a bunch of hating mofo took a vote and didn’t think the rest of world should have a say or would be even smart enough to listen to their discussion on the matter. I am still pissed about this.

  • harley_quinn2.0

    The end game is not to smash Becky. He’s too calculated for that. He’s trying to expand his brand. Whatever the hell that maybe.

  • Incog-knee-gress

    Im so not this creative. Period. When I had a house, we had two trees. Now for space we are down to one and its the same tree decor, every single year. Its one of the ones from the house. But its my ORIGINAL decor almost. Like the one I been putting up since I moved out in 1996 lmao. Very few changes other than our personal ornaments. Every year I say Imma change. Every year I pull that shat out and be like fukk it!

  • harley_quinn2.0

    I like ???

  • Incog-knee-gress

    It is cool as HELL man.

  • 4FlavorsOfMe CreoleMami

    Say THAT!!!!

  • Buttercup

    I totally get what you’re saying. In science, things evolve and new discoveries are frequently made disputing what was known as “fact.” I agree with Smartypants that science is at its essence a bunch of theories.

  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

    its too much on the psyche all the repetitiveness.

    Agreed.

  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

    What is it!

  • Scromes1212

    I agree but that’s theory not science. We are able to enjoy some of the things we do based on science. It’s pseudo science that throws everything off.

  • Lisa daniels

    Maybe. I just wish he would go away.

  • MissHarlem

    Do what moves you hun. It would be cool to do something different and it might spark something else in you.

  • Kanyade

    YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • harley_quinn2.0

    I wonder what song they play when they light it up? They gotta play a song lol. I get 1999 vibes ???

  • Incog-knee-gress

    I was pure trying to NOT put one up this year lmaooo. Dub11 was DOWN for it too. Babe was like ummm hell no lol.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    That is so damn creepy.
    I am sorry but pictures of dead people freak me out.

  • nekkkyj

    He can vote for who he wants to

  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

    Good angle.

  • Lisa daniels

    Some pseudo science is rooted truth but we have been taught to only deal with the tangible wotld.

  • Incog-knee-gress

    The face is from the Controversy album. And that is in my top 5 Prince songs. So I hope its that one lol.

  • MissHarlem

    I’m with him lol

  • Lisa daniels

    Pauletta pulled a Brenda Richie??

  • Annaunki

    I know but the science we was taught mostly a lie. This is what I mean. They lied about dam near everything we’ve learned. Now we get facts. Dont that make it a lie.

  • Lisa daniels

    What’s that movie where he was a cokehead pilot. That was good tooo.

  • harley_quinn2.0

    I would love it lmao.

  • harley_quinn2.0

    Ditto

  • Buttercup

    But he was alive when the picture was taken.

  • CapricornIce

    Sanna had that baby, she sends him off to boarding school. They say he looks just like Denzel.

  • CapricornIce

    Saana didn’t have an abortion.

  • MissHarlem

    Was jamming to Prince 4 ever last night and ended it loudly with controversy. My joint

  • Satin Panther

    LOL…Mr Zel realized he was putting his image at stake and Pauletta threatened to divorce his a$$ and their family was going through a very dark point at that time. Zel peen has been in Julia Roberts, they were seen around New Orleans together after shooting scenes for Pelican Brief and as recently as last year pictures were being shopped around to the highest bidder of Denzel kissing a blonde young woman in public but obvi you can see the photos never surfaced bcuz he hired a Ray Donovan fixer to clean up the mess.

  • Mr. LeBrick James

    Denzel is 61? Major props to him.

    He looks better than most dudes 20 years younger than him.

  • Scromes1212

    That’s true but the parts that are proven are facts.

  • Satin Panther

    Yeah that’s why I said “probably” only the lord know what they did.

  • Lisa daniels

    He did Julia? What?

  • Lisa daniels

    Did he do Whitney too?

  • Scromes1212

    Some of it was a lie but the vast majority was facts. It’s our job to do our own research to be able to separate fact from fiction. All the tools are there. We just have to do our research.

  • Lisa daniels

    So she kicked it old school. Had baby when bay got old enough the finest boarding school in whereabouts unknown and the family secret that no one talks about.

  • Incog-knee-gress

    the guitar riffs in that bish alone makes it Top 5 worthy. I love that song. LOVE IT.

  • Annaunki

    I get your point by my point is they have lied. We as of now getting info but think about the folks before us that died with all the lies. Some died still thinking they will net a white Jesus. All in saying

  • Yoni

    American Gangster. GOODT movie.

  • Yoni

    ‘DORE YA! *high pitched squeal* LMAO

  • Yardgirl

    Good for you!! ??My mental health has improved so much because the news was getting me depressed and feeling anxious about errry damn thing!!

  • what?why

    Oh it’s politics, I thought it was about his many women and family life.

  • Yardgirl

    Good for you girlie!! ??It took me a while but I finally got to the point where I just could not take it anymore!!

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Whatever you say.

    I don’t deal with death well.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Whatever you say.

    I don’t deal with death well.

  • Taylordanes

    Where’s that fine son of his ?

  • Taylordanes

    Where’s that fine son of his ?

  • Taylordanes

    Very creepy

  • HoneyyGoodMoneyy_

    y’all better leave Denzel alone.

  • Araminta Glissade Chaines

    I love Denzel and Pauletta

  • Taylordanes

    But the truth is fine but why blast sisters and Latin women when there are MANY with platforms just less opportunity to be heard.

    The only thing that comes to mind is those idiots who run shaderoom and balleralert promoting ratchet and classlessness over unity

  • Taylordanes

    Definitely a coon for this. Why do they give these sprites a platform? So no black women have used a platform for change??? Really! If he only researched he would know and could provide a platform

  • Taylordanes

    The Internet and social media HAS changed the way news is presented

  • Taylordanes

    Where did you get this info from

  • Araminta Glissade Chaines

    I love this GIF

  • CapricornIce

    Shyt I don’t blame Saana, I woulda took that ass whooping from Pauletta & still kept Denzel’s baby. Lol.

  • Scromes1212

    I agree but those sites have the same opportunities as us. If we want to report truth we can easily starte our own sites. But someone has to support them. Those sites gain traction cause of all the hits they get. Who fault is that?

  • CapricornIce

    Yeah we know GOD is everywhere thanks.

  • Satin Panther

    I was trying to be the next Necole Bitchie at one point in my life with having my own blog so I briefly worked with Jacky Jasper from Hollywood Street King back in the day which is a great site btw you should check it out and mannnnnnnn I was being told things about celebs from very reliable sources including Jacky Jasper himself. These celebs are just regular people as well but they just go through a lot more than your average Joe.

  • Satin Panther

    Him & Whitney used to party together while filming the Preacher’s Wife, coke and all.

  • Lisa daniels

    So Denzel got Whitney on the bug sugar.

  • Lisa daniels

    Damn, now I know whycshe is never linked to nobody. You got the tea on my girl Mya. Does she any secret kids?

  • Satin Panther

    Nahhh Whitney was on the booger sugar way before that. Apparently her brother introduced her to drugs.

  • Sexy CJ

    Oscar Award winner Denzel Washington took a shot at the news media for violating journalistic standards in order to be the first to break a news story…………….#JUST LIKE THAT !!!!!!!………

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/5b6d442319c361045759e2b5d97f26328832fa9d6e1a4cd52af26deac46be2bb.jpg

  • Vegas1989

    That’s too funny….LOL

  • CapricornIce

    Nawl I only know this because Denzel is my bae.

  • Queen of EVERYTHING

    Me and hubby just stay in the house watching Netflix, learning Krav Maga and keeping our firearm permits up to date.

  • Lisa daniels

    Oh

  • Lisa daniels

    Damn, poor Bobby.

  • Satin Panther

    Yep! He got the bad rep all bcuz of the media messing with his image and Whitney had to play America’s sweetheart role for the public which she hated and just wanted to be her New Jersey homegirl self.
    Bobby was actually the one trying to stop doing drugs and had to leave her so he can save himself. A person that’s trying to get it together can’t be with someone who don’t ant to do it for themselves.

  • Ladyvil

    Everyone should know the media is BS! You should ALL be ashamed!!

    #MayGodHaveMercyOnYou!!!

  • Blaque Mahogany

    That’s what pissed me off more than anything. To completely dismiss/overlook the women of color that do use their platform for social change. Like Idk… #BlackLivesMatter

  • Tlowe89
  • Lisa daniels

    Right.

  • Peter Piper ATL

    Denzel is so unattractive. I can’t recall him ever being cute, even when he was younger and didn’t have those pesky love handles.

    Looks like he needs a push up bra too.

  • che’lint

    I agree. It felt like it was assumed since I am black that I found Denzel attractive. Nope.

  • Tlowe89

    My aunt and my sister thinks he’s the best looking man ever. I’ve always just been like I don’t see it. He not ugly, but I also don’t like men 40 years my senior. But he he had a crazy idea to stress him and his wife out and run for president, he’d get my vote.

  • Li

    Black men have all types of beautiful. You don’t have to be light skinned and curly hair, green eyes like Terrence Howard to be attractive and/or cute.

  • She_ShowOut

    The bish in gif…does she have on body armor? Her arms move but nothing else.

  • Tynamight

    One of the side effects of “too much information” Washington said, is “The need to be first, not even to be true anymore.”

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    I’ve been worn out, Chile. I had a couple of broken bones that I’m still nursing, and it’s that season, I was a tad bit broken-hearted. Somebody queue Brandy. ?

    So, what did I miss? ?

  • Dane

    My pet peeve is the horrible spelling & bad grammar. I was looking at one story on MSN from LA Times and at the bottom it showed all the dates/times of updates. Over 60 updates and still so full of spelling, grammar, & sentence structure mistakes that I can’t remember if I even finished the article.

  • JayCee087

    Six corporations own 90% of the mainstream media. So all they pretty much have is internet rumors and gossip

  • Kjibbers

    The Daily Mail has the WORST grammar.

  • Kjibbers

    But Denzel is right in what he is saying.

  • KcoolMuziq

    About time a lead black actor has spoken out about this….

  • S T

    hang in there. ??

  • S T

    Hey Cuz!

  • S T

    Isn’t that something?? I didn’t say that earlier, but that’s what I do, what you said. I no longer watch. I skim the WSJ (not daily), just so I’m not foreign to what’s going on. But that’s something how text, is better digested than the visual. Just like how u were saying. ??? This platform has helped me a bit too.

  • S T

    ???

  • S T

    My two favorite “men on film”!!! ????????????

  • S T

    American Gangsta. If you didn’t see it, pleaaaaaase cop that! It’s great! Based on a true story of Frank Lucas.

  • Michelle

    He’s 100% correct! Love him!

  • Sucker Free

    ???

  • S T

    Flight. ??

  • S T

    I saw the Black Ensemble Theatre here in Houston do Fences. They were phenomenal!! But I haven’t seen or read any other August Wilson plays. What, excluding Fences, is your favorite of his work? (I’ll read whatever you recommend)

  • S T

    What?!?! How pretty would that be! Did u take any pictures of it?

  • Allihave2say

    Denzel is delicious what are you talking about? He and my husband walk just alike and I drool for for real. Look at Denzel in training that luscious man, Lawd if he and I were single. The hubby knows he… let me stop.

  • Jussjess25

    Denzel will always have my vote ?

  • Lisa daniels

    That’s the one

  • Traci404

    Pett and Shallow.

    Ignores what intelligent comments he made.
    Goes straight to what he looks like.

  • Mac Jones

    Denzel is speaking out because his name got sullied. Not because he cares about us like that. Denzel as great an actor as he is. Is Hollywood. Bought and sold. He aint bout this life.

  • Yardgirl

    Thanks!??

  • Yoni

    Life’s not ovaahhh. Let’s start again….LOL

  • Dane

    I’m thinking it’s about all of them. Yahoo is terrible, too, especially when they reference a picture, you click the link…there’s no picture. SMH