Russell Brand attacks Fox News for Judge Jeanine Pirro’s Iraq War rant on the station. In Pirro’s rant she called Rupert Murdoch’s network a “fanatical terrorist propagandist organization”. Russell Brand isn’t having any of it and responds in this 10-minute YouTube video. Brand, in response, tells Fox News to take a look in the mirror.
“So is Fox News. It’s a fanatical terrorist propagandist organization.”
There is reason to watch the network though, according to Brand, as it is a “sublime blissful comedic entity.”
You can see the full video diatribe below.
Brand is to-the-point when he says:
“I’m not being just sensational, that is more dangerous than ISIS. That attitude. ‘Cause that’s far-reaching. That’s affecting millions and millions of people.”
In the original Judge Pirro rant, she says she knows exactly how to deal with Jihad groups, “Bomb them, keep bombing them, bomb them again.” Brand says this type of thinking is what is dangerous noting it could bring about more terrorism.
“F**king hell. When they do these bombings it creates more insurgents… It creates more terrorism.”
Brand goes so far as to call Pirro a “a savage” who is “espousing savage values.” Both Pirro and Brand used unique words to make their point. Brand using some foul language of his own, but Pirro as well. In her attack of President Obama’s Iraq War handling, she says the president, “doesn’t have the balls” to handle the situation.
Brand is no newbie to creating a media firestorm for the colorful language he uses when describing his political stance such as in his video tirade on why people shouldn’t even bother voting. In the video Brand tells viewers that he has, in fact, never voted in his life noting “like most people I am utterly disenchanted by politics.”
According to Media ITE, the hosts of Fox’s The Five were the first on the network to react to Russell Brand’s rant. Greg Gutfeld responded with some personal jabs to the “incoherent” rambling by saying:
“If he [Brand] feels that ISIS is harmless, he should go there and hang out with them. They would behead him faster than you could say ‘Arthur.’ His worst movie.”
What do you think of Russell Brand’s response to Judge Jeanine Pirro’s Iraq War rant? Does Brand and Pirro’s colorful language bring the issue to the masses more easily or is it inappropriate for any network?