Viggo Mortensen: Fox News ‘So Appallingly Shallow and Manipulative’

Viggo Mortensen, the actor best known for his role as Aragorn, Son of Arathorn, stopped by HuffPost Live yesterday and shared some of his news consumption habits. Specifically, his fascination with how “appallingly shallow and manipulative” Fox News is capable of being.

Mortensen said it’s important to consume media in a way that doesn’t constantly reinforce your own point of view, and that’s why he checks out conservative media outlets every so often. He explained, “I do listen to Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity and Mike Savage, and I do watch Fox News once in a while. I can only take small doses of it because they’re so appallingly shallow and manipulative.”

He noted that liberal media outlets have their faults with the occasional omission, but he believe there’s “more of an effort to deal with facts” and it’s “certainly not as brazen a form of lying that you get from Fox.”

Watch the clip here, via HuffPost Live:

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