Former 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton said Friday that Fox News and Sinclair Broadcasting are “delivering propaganda,” calling for “more outlets for reliable information.”
“It’s not just Fox, it’s now Sinclair. They are essentially delivering propaganda… we need more outlets for reliable information,” Clinton said while receiving the Radcliffe Medal for Leadership and Human Rights Friday in Cambridge, Mass.
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“Waging a war on the rule of law and a free press, delegitimizing elections, perpetuating corruption, rejecting the idea that our leaders should be public servants, undermining our national unity, and attacking truth and reason — these should alarm us all, whether we’re Republicans, Democrats, independents, vegetarians, whoever we might be,” Clinton added.
“Attempting to erase the line between fact and fiction, truth and an alternative reality, is a core feature of authoritarianism. The goal is to make us question logic and reason and sow mistrust toward exactly the people I think we need to rely on: our leaders, the press, experts who seek to guide public policy based on evidence, ultimately, ourselves,” Clinton said.
“It means calling out actual fake news when we see it, and supporting brave journalism and reporting. And yes, subscribing to a newspaper. Remember those?”