If you are from my generation, the Millennials, you are well versed on who Russell Brand is. I knew him from his time on MTV back when the channel was interesting and fun and later as a comedian in such fantastic movies as Get Him to the Greek with once-funny Jonah Hill.
This once comedic British bad boy who now advocates for natural healing, yoga, spiritualism, and free thinking is bizarrely labeled often as… wait for it… right wing. That’s right, this yoga pant-wearing, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu addicted, meditation advocate vegan is a right-winger.
Why does he warrant this label? Because he raises valid questions and pushes back against the accepted and elevated narrative from the left-wing controlled institutions, such as what was seen this past weekend on Real Time with Bill Maher.
Russell Brand just went on Bill Maher and burned down Pfizer, BioNTech, crony politicians, media, and war profiteers in the defense industry pic.twitter.com/ZUgh7mvvLp
— Jack Posobiec 🇺🇸 (@JackPosobiec) March 4, 2023
Pot Calling the Kettle Biased
Russell Brand appeared on Bill Maher’s show Real Time with Bill Maher alongside MSNBC political analyst John Heilemann. His rebuke of MSNBC claiming their rival Fox News peddles bias went viral.
“I have to say that it’s disingenuous to claim that the biases that are exhibited on Fox News are any different than the biases exhibited on MSNBC,” said Brand.
Uh oh, those are fighting words right there.
Support Conservative Voices!
Sign up to receive the latest political news, insight, and commentary delivered directly to your inbox.
Brand recounted his experience as a guest on MSNBC, saying “I’ve been on that MSNBC, mate – it was propagandist nut-crackery on there.” I don’t know what ‘nut-crackery’ is, but I must incorporate it into my daily conversations.
Perhaps the best yet came when Brand shot at his fellow guest, remarking “I think to sit within the castle of MSNBC throwing rocks at Fox News is ludicrous.”
Then, punctuating this epic takedown, Mr. Brand laid down this challenge to “Make MSNBC better!”
That is a futile request, as that would require MSNBC to report news and revere honest journalism. But, in typical holier-than-though fashion, Mr. Heilemann shot back a counter challenge because how could a nutty jokester like Russell Brand know anything about anything, right?
Russell Brand took a flamethrower to MSNBC directly to an MSNBC employee’s face. Enjoy: pic.twitter.com/annCJM4Ck0
— Clay Travis (@ClayTravis) March 4, 2023
Careful What You Ask For
Heilemann attempted to meekly undercut Mr. Brand’s argument, sputtering, “You’ve been on MSNBC once – big f***ing deal!”
Brand classically bit back, “My darling, it was more than enough.”
That didn’t stop Heilemann from dropping this challenge to provide a “specific example of an MSNBC correspondent or anchor being on television saying something they knew was false.”
Now, you don’t need to be a well-versed and researched commentator to obliterate that challenge, but what Heilemann didn’t realize, which isn’t surprising given that it would’ve required him to do his research, is that Brand does copious amounts of coverage on how mainstream media has blasted out inaccurate information.
For example, he laid out the “ludicrous, outrageous criticism of Joe Rogan around Ivermectin,” in which the network, as he put it, “deliberately referring to it as a horse medicine when they know this is an effective medicine.”
He went on to provide another example, adding “What of Rachel Maddow turning up on the TV saying, ‘If you take this vaccine, you’re not gonna get it’ when it hadn’t been clinically trialed for transmission?’”
Sick burn Brand, checkmate, I’d say, and a tip of the hat to the jewelry-wearing fellow right-winger.
Russell Brand and Joe Rogan point out the obvious truth. Time for people to think about this. pic.twitter.com/M3c5xj1VMU
— Andrew Bridgen (@ABridgen) March 4, 2023
Speaking of Fox News
Russell Brand didn’t just appear on Bill Maher’s show recently; he also swung by Fox News to chat with Tucker Carlson. Suppose you are familiar with both of these men in any real capacity. In that case, you should accurately deduce that these two men will not see eye to eye on every aspect of political or societal discourse.
Russell Brand is an interesting character; he will chat with anyone about issues, regardless of their political affiliation. With Tucker, he spent a fair amount of time dropping some real truth bombs on the left’s least favorite topic of debate — COVID.
“I think COVID provided a lens through which we could scrutinize the machinery of power and how the intentions and agenda of power are able to play out, coalesce, and let’s call it conspire when a crisis occurs,” Brand argued on Tucker’s show.
Stating the obvious that most of us already know, Russell went on to state the COVID pandemic was, “opportunistically handled in order to enhance regulation and control.”
Illustrating precisely what it is the left hates about people like Russell and myself, he proposed that journalists and the public, in general, should be asking themselves the following regarding how corporations and governments handled the pandemic:
- How did they benefit?
- How did they utilize it?
- What narratives did they disseminate and which narratives did they control and curtail?
Why, Russell, you’d almost think you were a journalist asking probing questions like that.
Russell Brand and Tucker Carlson… pic.twitter.com/fnVo0dRSKs
— Wittgenstein (@backtolife_2023) March 8, 2023
Stay Free like Russell
Besides his controversial opinions that journalists should attempt to, you know, report facts and shine a light on truth Russell Brand really incensed the left when he moved his show from YouTube to Rumble. Russell Brand’s decision to move his show ‘Stay Free’ to Rumble was rooted in his contempt for censorship.
Loved this episode w/ @rustyrockets & @rumblevideo CEO @chrispavlovski. What Chris speaks of w/ the fight for #FreeSpeech & free flow of ideas is gripping & the wins #rumble has achieved is a big damn deal. https://t.co/1FY3Ryuxih
— Kat ✍️ (@mohawkmoderate) March 5, 2023
Earlier this week, he explained on Joe Rogan’s podcast, “Rumble gave me a good deal and the assurance that ‘we’re not going to censor you.’”
He explained to Joe Rogan, “The reason that when I’m over here, I’m having conversations, in addition to the great privilege of coming on your show, with like, going on Bill Maher, or going on Tucker or Ben Shapiro, is because I feel like – there’s got to be a new conversation around politics.” He’s not wrong.
We’ve lost the ability to disagree with one another, ask probing questions, admit when we are wrong or change our minds, and do so in a way that doesn’t demonize one another. Russell said, “We can’t just stay in these little camps.”
We can’t because it’ll destroy us as a nation. What we’ve all effectively done, and what Russell points out, is we’ve allowed the elites to dictate how we view one another as humans.
“They’ve managed to make ordinary American people hate one another, like on the basis of a 50/50 split,” as Russell put it.
As a result, we’ve become far too good at hating and less adept at debating.
Now is the time to support and share the sources you trust.
The Political Insider ranks #3 on Feedspot’s “100 Best Political Blogs and Websites.”