Mark Ruffalo Doesn’t Want to Infotain Us

Actor Mark Ruffalo is joining the legions of people around the nation who share something shocking. Their disdain for the traditional news media. Really, he can’t stand it. It’s run by the corporations. Quality suffers. We’re being misled and infotained.

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Today, Truthout, an independent non-profit that claims to do in-depth investigative reporting and has former President Clinton’s Sec. of Labor’s Robert Reich on its Board of Directors, is using him as their whore advocate to raise money.  And they are honored to bring you “a special message from the Oscar-nominated actor, director, producer, activist and Truthout supporter.” That enough titles?

“The polls show that Americans are losing faith in traditional media. More and more, it is becoming apparent that the consolidation of big media into the hands of a few corporations has degraded the quality and quantity of our news and information. In some cases, they choose to either infotain us or deliberately mislead. It is for this very reason that donating to independent, nonprofit, advertising-free organizations like Truthout is our way of preserving the integrity of our News and the freedom of our press. Put simply, Truthout is important to a healthy and vibrant democracy. With integrity in news and fearlessness in the face of adversity, The Truth is never a bad way to go.

The organization chimes in, “Going out and trying to break economic and social paradigms is hard work – the side enforcing the rules has a whole army of media makers and endless resources. With that said, our side has many tireless and deeply committed activists, one of whom just happens to be The Hulk: Mark Ruffalo. Please join us in our effort. We need your support to keep this project going. Make a tax-deductible donation today.”