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Russell Brand puts MSNBC’s Morning Joe in its place

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.”

Brand then poked fun at MSNBC’s army of “actors” in the back of the shot who were supposedly tweeting, noting that they were merely a gimmick to create the impression that the program was a hotbed of news.

The anchors began to get visibly uncomfortable when Brand made the point that mass media was an operation in changing information “so it suits a particular agenda” and that viewers were being manipulated.

Instead of addressing Brand’s point, the anchors instead obsessed about the comedian’s accent and his clothing.

“You’re talking about me as if I’m not here and as if I’m an extraterrestrial,” responded Brand, “thank you for your casual objectification.”

“I’m a little nervous,” retorted Brzezinski, presumably not used to entertaining guests on her program who act like real people.

When the conversation began to break down, Brand asked , “Is this what you all do for a living?” before hijacking the broadcast to talk about Edward Snowden, the NSA spying scandal and Bradley Manning.

“Look beyond the superficial, that’s the problem with current affairs, you forget about what’s important, you allow the agenda to be decided by superficial information — what am I saying — what am I talking about — don’t think about what I’m wearing, these things are redundant, superficial — don’t be distracted,” said Brand as Brzezinski physically cowered.

Source: Paul Joseph Watson / Prison Planet


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  1. wow, this blonde bitch was sooooo awkward. She was acting like Russell was the weird one {because he looks and sounds different, superficial bitch}, but she was the only one who came across weird.

  2. How dare that Mika talk to him that way she continues to be a sarcastic bitch!! Mika looks like she's about to faint!! Hahaha. Superficial information by a superficial Mika.

  3. I remember this. I now look back on this now, and think why didn't I see what he saw about them back then? Good for him, cause I can't stand that show now. Especially that dolt Mika.

  4. three major journalists—one of whom is a bbc anchor—intellectually outgunned by russell brand. can the collapse of the empire be far?

  5. if america didnt exist ..our world would be a better place to live !!!
    i now before america there was other problems but really with all we now now if america didnt exist i am sur that our planet will be a wonderfull place to live

  6. And this is what the right-wing call the "liberal elite"? Jesus man, you'd think they'd be able to hold their own with someone like Russell Brand considering their educational backgrounds…only joking, Ivy League schools are just a tax on rich people who are too stupid to realize that they could have gotten a better education at a community college.

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