“F**k the media,” says former star in Nelson Mandela movie, Morgan Freeman. After the wave of protest inspired by the death of African-American, Freddie Gray, while he was in police custody in a police station in Baltimore.
Morgan Freeman–the famous actor who most people would love to have him narrate their lives, has slammed reporting on the Baltimore riots.
Freeman has labelled the media as “Just Commentary.” “They’re just commenting on things.”
According to reports, the veteran actor believes that Baltimore has been suffering for a long time. And has been ignored by the media. It is now, once explosives our out, that people are taking notice.
“People are saying that, ‘You were not all there when we were just talking and trying to make a point, but if we set something on fire, all of a sudden you’re all here.'”
But Freeman sees light at the end of the media tunnel. Perhaps the tunnel can be broken after all, that new light may flood-in, as a new generation of media companies comes to the fore.
What has sustained reporting of the Baltimore riots are the platforms offered in Social Networking and New Media. Here one has been able to get a better perspective of things on the ground as the black people of Baltimore experience them.
Photo by Eric Charbonneau (AP)
He continued, “the other thing that technology lets us see behind the scenes a little better… Police have a standard reaction to shooting somebody. I fear for my life and I fear for my safety. Now, at least you can see, ‘Hey, his hands were up in the air! What part of your safety were you afraid of? The guy was running away, what part of your safety was in danger?’ There was one situation I saw where a cop told a guy to get out of the car, said, ‘Show me your driver’s license,’ and the guy reached back into the car and the cop shot him!”
Freeman closed his interview on The Daily Beast, by saying, “Anyway, off the media. F**k the media,” while waving his hands in the air and walking away.
Re-worked, and republished by Afropolitan Explosiv Media courtesy of The Anti-Media.