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Morgan Freeman: “F*ck the Media” Over Baltimore Protests (Photo Credit: Wikpedia)

Morgan Freeman “f*ck the media

Morgan Freeman went off on the media during an interview with The Daily Beast today to discuss his new movie Five Flights Up.  Freeman went off at the end of the interview when he address the events in Baltimore stemming from Freddie Gray’s police custody death.

Freeman slammed Fox News and MSNBC more than he did CNN. He said, “CNN wants to be pure news, but the others are just commentary. They’re just commenting on things.”

On the issue of the Baltimore protests, Morgan Freeman said the city has been suffering for a long time and it took starting a fire for the media to pay attention.

Freeman:  “Police have a standard reaction to shooting somebody. I fear for my life and I fear for my safety,” he said. “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?’”

And the finale:  “F*ck the media,” Freeman said.