Comedian Russell Brand Puts Mainstream Media In Its Place

shockleewebpic_russellbrandmsnbcThis clip has been floating around the web over the last few days – it features comedian/actor Russell Brand attempting to do an interview with the MSNBC network about his new tour. What ensues though, is not any sort of proper interview but a great example of what is wrong with our media as he fantastically puts them in their place. This is a must watch.

Comedian Russell Brand terrified anchors on MSNBC’s Morning Joe program by lecturing them about how the media distracts from real news by obsessing about superficial distractions. Brand almost immediately put host Mika Brzezinski on the back foot by describing his tour as an exploration of how Malcolm X, Gandhi, Che Guevara and Jesus Christ “are significant culturally and how icons are appropriated and used to designate consciousness and meaning….they’re all people that died for a cause, they’re all people whose icons are used to designate meaning, perhaps not in the manner in which they intended.”


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