Former 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonAttorney charged in Durham investigation pleads not guilty Attorney indicted on charge of lying to FBI as part of Durham investigation Durham seeking indictment of lawyer with ties to Democrats: reports MORE said Friday that Fox News and Sinclair Broadcasting are “delivering propaganda” and pressed the need for “more outlets for reliable information.”
Clinton made the remarks while receiving the Radcliffe Medal for leadership and human rights Friday in Cambridge, Mass.
“It's not just Fox, it's now Sinclair. They are essentially delivering propaganda. ... We need more outlets for reliable information,” Clinton said in her acceptance speech.
“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,” she 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?”
Clinton won the popular vote by about 3 million votes in November 2016, but lost the Electoral College to President Donald TrumpDonald TrumpOvernight Defense & National Security — The Pentagon's deadly mistake Overnight Energy & Environment — Presented by Climate Power — Interior returns BLM HQ to Washington France pulls ambassadors to US, Australia in protest of submarine deal MORE, 306-232.