A story is spreading across social media that claims Hollywood veteran actor Morgan Freeman said that jailing Hillary would be the best way to restore public faith in government.
The same story has been published on a number of websites including yournewswire.com, nnettle.com and sbvnews.com. That story reads in part –
Morgan Freeman: ‘Jailing Hillary’ Best Way To ‘Restore Public Faith In Govt’
The best way to restore public faith in government institutions is to “send Hillary to prison”, according to Hollywood icon Morgan Freeman, who warns that unless the former First Lady’s crimes are seen to be punished, “everyday Americans will forever know, deep down, that there is one law for those with money and power, and another for the rest of us.”
“Hillary should be in jail for her unlawful deeds and President Trump should absolutely, absolutely make sure this happens to send the very strong message that no-one, and I mean no-one, is above the law in the United States of America,” Morgan Freeman said in New York while promoting National Geographic’s new docu-series The Story of Us.
Responding to a question about why he thinks President Trump has not yet fulfilled this particular campaign promise, Freeman laughed and said and looked up at the heavens before saying, “Goddamnit man, you were elected for this very reason, lock that bitch up!”
The story is fake, and is just a number of fake stories spreading online at any one time that use Morgan Freeman in their headlines (the bulk of the others are mostly fake stories about his death.)
The story has been published on a number of sites that are notorious in the “fake news” game, specifically YourNewsWire.com that has in the past published a number of fake articles including the fake claim that it is now illegal to wear Anonymous masks in the United States and the conspiracy theory that the Arianda Grande concert bombing in Manchester was “rehearsed” weeks before.
YourNewsWire.com is classed as a fake news site by ThatsFake.com
There is no record of Morgan Freeman making such statements, and these articles merely (and vaguely) stated the actor made the comments “while in New York.” However no media outlets have reported on the story and there are no video or audio clips of the actor making the alleged comments.
Since it was published by a known purveyor of fake news that have offered no evidence of the actor making a series of politically controversial statements, we can safely dismiss this story as false.