'House of Cards' Prez Kevin Spacey on the 2016 Election: 'We Get What We Deserve'

“Edward R. Murrow warned us in 1964 that when news divisions decide that the news has to make money, and has to get ratings, it’s no longer news — it’s entertainment."

Academy Award-winning actor Kevin Spacey, who plays ruthless politician Frank Underwood on Netflix's House of Cards,  doesn’t want to mix talk of real-life presidential politics and his starring role on the Netflix series, according to The Hill.

Walking the red carpet at the show’s star-studded fourth season premiere at the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery, Spacey was asked on to weigh in on the 2016 election and its similarity to his hit show. He brushed off the comparison:

“It’s sort of silly to compare the two. They’re both a little bit unpredictable in that audiences have no idea where we’re gonna go and what we’re gonna do, and I think that’s part of the enjoyment that an audience has — they don’t really know.

“And in the real world — I mean now it’s becoming a little bit more predictable, what’s going to happen. At the same time, I happen to believe that we get what we deserve.

“Edward R. Murrow warned us in 1964 that when news divisions decide that the news has to make money, and has to get ratings, it’s no longer news — it’s entertainment. So if people are bothered by the fact that we seem to be having entertainment as news, it’s because the news divisions decided that money and ratings were more important than reporting,”

Then told the members of the press gathered along the red carpet, he said, “Take that home, guys!”

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