Watch As Russell Brand Goes Scorched Earth on MSNBC Straight to an MSNBC Journalist's Face
Russell Brand is back with another epic rant, and this time he actually confronted a journalist about their own network. And it was glorious.
Brand made the comments to John Heilemann on 'Real Time with Bill Maher". Heilemann is a journalist for NBC and MSNBC. Brand came in hot , explaining to Heilemann: "It is disingenuous to claim that the biases that are exhibited on Fox News are any different from the biases exhibited on MSNBC. It is difficult to suggest that these corporations operate as anything other than mouthpieces for their affiliate owners, Black Rock and Vanguard."
I feel like saying "Black Rock" on mainstream media is the equivalent of speaking the name of Voldemort aloud. Except instead of The Dark Lord's minions appearing, you'll just get labeled a crazy, Alex-Jones-loving conspiracy theorist and shunned from polite society.
\u201cRussell Brand Calls Out MSNBC's Hypocrisy on COVID\n\n"Do you want an example? The ludicrous, outrageous criticisms of Joe Rogan around Ivermectin deliberately referring to it as a horse medicine when they know it's an effective medicine!"\n\n@rustyrockets @billmaher @joerogan\u201d— Chief Nerd (@Chief Nerd) 1677935366
Brand continued, "Do you think you can improve America by determinedly and avowedly condemning FOX News without acknowledging that you're participating in the same game?"
Heilemann was not having it, and seemed to take Brand's comments pretty personally. He even called him "darling". So there was serious tension there.
"Russell, darling... I'd like to hear a provable specific example of an MSNBC correspondent or anchor being on television saying something they knew was false, and were saying behind the scenes." He also fired shots at Brand, saying, "You've been on MSNBC once, big f*cking deal."
So, despite the personal attack, Brand did give a specific example: "The ludicrous, outrageous criticism of Joe Rogan around Ivermectin. Deliberately referring to it as a "horse medicine," when they know it is an effective medicine. Rachel Maddow turning on the TV, saying if you take this vaccine, you're not going to get [Covid] when it hadn't been clinically trialed."
I would add to this the Russiagate conspiracy that Rachel Maddow peddled for years. I imagine they have to keep her locked in her dressing room over at MSNBC so she doesn't venture outside and accidentally see a newspaper about the Mueller Report. That might have been the darkest day of her life.