(THE HILL) He was at the center of a fake news story, 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.

“Fences,” based on an award-winning play of the same name, also features Viola Davis and centers on the life of a black family in 1950s Pittsburgh. It is set to be released on Christmas.

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