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Russell Brand has been ruffling some feathers.
The Hollywood actor turned podcaster is no stranger to telling it like it is, but his latest appearance on Bill Maher's show truly solidified his spot as one of the freer thinkers in the public eye today.
Brand absolutely roasted MSNBC, Pfizer, and Big Pharma to the face of MSNBC analyst John Heilemann — and the result was glorious.
Brand rattles off behind the "Real Time" desk, saying, “It’s disingenuous to claim that the biases exhibited on Fox News are any different from the biases exhibited on MSNBC. It’s difficult to suggest that these corporations operate as anything other than mouthpieces for their affiliate owners in BlackRock and Vanguard.”
He continues, looking directly at Heilemann, “I’ve been on that MSNBC, mate, it was propaganda, it’s nutcrackery.”
Brand then says he’s been on the "Morning Joe" show and called it “absurd.” And the shots keep coming.
He says, “There was no one called Joe there, no one could concentrate, they didn’t understand the basic tenets of journalism, no one was willing to stick up for genuine American heroes like Edward Snowden, and no one was willing to talk about Julian Assange and what he suffered trying to bring real journalism to the American people — and I think to sit within the castle of MSNBC throwing rocks at Fox News is ludicrous.”
Heilemann responds, saying, “I’d like to hear a specific example of an MSNBC correspondent or anchor being on television saying something they knew was false.”
Heilemann seemed satisfied with his retort, but he was sorely mistaken in thinking he had proven a point, as Brand quickly brought up the criticisms of Joe Rogan and ivermectin. He then points out the media said if you got the vaccine, you wouldn’t get COVID.
Brand sat down with Dave Rubin after the showdown and had this to say in reflection: “Why don’t we acknowledge ... for the sake of simplicity that there are progressive ways of being a human being and there are traditional ways of being a human being. Neither of those ways are wrong. Why don’t we allow one another to express ourselves how we want to within the obvious bounds of consent?”
He adds, “And then perhaps we can organize different alliances so that we can organize around the systems of centralized power that will elsewise continue to dominate and annihilate.”
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