British comedian and commentator Russell Brand laced into MSNBC for its non-acknowledgement of their own political biases after an MSNBC host attacked Fox News.
Brand appeared on HBO’s “Real Time with Bill Maher,” where MSNBC journalist John Heilemann opined, “A lot of people said for a long time that Fox News isn’t a real news network, it’s a propaganda network. … We now know that all the major anchors, Tucker Carlson, Laura Ingraham, Sean Hannity, the ones who stood up all day long and said, ‘There’s voter fraud. There’s voter fraud. This was a fraudulent election,’ at the real time were saying, ‘This is f***ing bulls***.’
“It’s disingenuous to claim that the biases that are exhibited on Fox News are any different from the biases that are exhibited on MSNBC,” Brand retorted. “It’s difficult to suggest that these corporations operate as anything other than mouthpieces for their affiliate owners in BlackRock and Vanguard.”
“And unless we start to embrace — and also, mate, like just spiritually, if I may use that word in your great country, we have to take responsibility for our own perspective,” he continued. “I’ve been on that MSNBC, mate, it was a propagandist nut-crackery over there. I went on that show called ‘Morning Joe.’ It was absurd the way they carried on. I don’t know what it was; it wasn’t morning, there was no one called Joe there; no one could concentrate, they didn’t understand the basic tenets of journalism.”
“I think to sit within the castle of MSNBC throwing rocks at Fox News is ludicrous,” Brand declared. “Make MSNBC better. Make MSNBC great again.”
“It’s not about bias; it’s a false equivalency because you don’t actually know anything about any of these organizations you’re talking about,” Heileman protested. “You’ve been on MSNBC once, big f***ing deal! You don’t have a single actual fact.”
“Do you want an example? Do you want an example?” Brand fired back. “The ludicrous, outrageous criticism of Joe Rogan around Ivermectin, deliberately referring to it as a ‘horse medicine’ when they know it’s an effective medicine. Rachel Maddow turning on the TV saying if you take this vaccine you’re not gonna get it.”
Last September, Brand announced he was leaving YouTube because his discussion regarding COVID-19 and Ivermectin had been censored.
“They do things to get people to self-censor and Rumble doesn’t do that,” Joe Rogan told Brand. “They’re running a business. I understand it from their perspective. They’re running a business, they have advertisers. I understand it from their perspective. But from a content creation perspective, you just couldn’t trust them.”