There’s been an ongoing war of words between comedian Russell Brand and Fox News over the past few weeks. Brand has consistently dissected the methods and partisan tactics used by Fox to report their own brand of bias, which has obviously not gone too well with the broadcaster.
In his latest episode of The Trews, a series of YouTube videos highlighting and examining techniques used to report the news to the general public, Brand examines the vitriol expressed by Fox News Five towards his criticism of the broadcast organisation and more importantly the techniques they use to enforce their own criticism of the comedian.
Hollywood actor/stand-up comedian Russell Brand appeared on this week’s Newsnight with host Jeremy Paxman and went into a fantastic rant about the reasoning behind his personal decision to refrain from voting.
Regardless if you’re fan of Brand’s work or not there is no denying that he makes some valid points throughout the chat and it’s refreshing to see someone as passionate and as animated about what’s going on in the world today.
Love him or loathe him you can’t really fault the man’s opinion on how drug addicts should be treated and encouraged to conquer their addictions in society in the future.
Speaking in front of a parliamentary committee on Tuesday, dressed like a mash-up of Jesus Christ and Frank Gallagher from Shameless, he was joined by Chip Somers, an ex-armed robber and former heroin addict who set up the highly successful drug rehab facility Focus 12 which helped Brand get over his own heroin addiction.
Throughout the half hour meeting Brand along with advocating his preference for abstinence based recovery managed to quote Tupac Shakur, continually refer to the committee chairman as ‘Keef’, joked about his 12 arrests and compared the committee to Dads Army.
Of course not everyone found Mr Brand’s appearance as entertaining as we did in fact some people Like Quentin Letts positively hated it and was more concerned about the man’s dress sense than his opinions…but then Letts does scrawl for the Daily Mail. Bless.