I am shock at this video. Russell Brand continues to demonstrate that he’s incredibly smart, and that he has a better grasp on real news that TV news anchors. This is one of the most condescending fluff approaches I’ve seen on TV news, and Brand is clearly freaked out by it, then decides to try to save it by offering lessons in manners, focus, and actual news.
After you’re done watching this, read this interview Gawker did with Russell Brand about Bradley Manning: “What’s actually important? A human being doing a thing that was quite bold—possibly from a position of some personal trauma—but that regardless has brought attention to important stuff. We all know that shit goes on! But he’s brought palpable, tangible evidence of mendacious—oh no, don’t want to use that word again—conduct apparently for the protection or for the furtherment of the American people.”
Seems that someone was clearly underestimated this morning.
What??? Fluff piece?? Morning Joe is not a straight news program, otherwise Brand would not have even been there. If anything Brand is the dick here, talking about seeing down Mika’s shirt and how she holds her bottle suggestively, and calling her honey. This guy has some nerve, to mock them as newscasters when he is on the part of the program designed to be loose and fun and to promote something. IMO Brand comes off as defensive and sensitive.
I am truly shocked that people are so into this silly mostly boring video.