Hillary Clinton: Fox News, Sinclair 'delivering propaganda'

Former 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonElise Stefanik seeks to tackle GOP’s women ‘crisis’ ahead of 2020 Russian pop star linked to Trump Tower meeting cancels US tour Graham angers Dems by digging into Clinton, Obama controversies 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 John TrumpTrump claims media 'smeared' students involved in encounter with Native American man Al Sharpton criticizes Trump’s ‘secret’ visit to MLK monument Gillibrand cites spirituality in 2020 fight against Trump’s ‘dark’ values MORE, 306-232.