Comedian Actor Russel Brand dismantles MSNBC show

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Re: Comedian Actor Russel Brand dismantles MSNBC show

Postby streeb » Wed Oct 23, 2013 7:10 pm

Paxman dismantled.

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Re: Comedian Actor Russel Brand dismantles MSNBC show

Postby gnosticheresy_2 » Thu Oct 24, 2013 4:28 am

Get the feeling paxo quite likes him
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Re: Comedian Actor Russel Brand dismantles MSNBC show

Postby MacCruiskeen » Thu Oct 24, 2013 12:22 pm

streeb » Wed Oct 23, 2013 6:10 pm wrote:Paxman dismantled.



Brilliant, just brilliant. There've been nearly 900,000 YouTube views of that^^ plus two longer versions of the same interview in the last 20 hours. And maybe ten times as many people saw the original Newsnight broadcast last night.

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I'm gonna start a new thread about this, because it deserves it.
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Re: Comedian Actor Russel Brand dismantles MSNBC show

Postby Project Willow » Thu Oct 24, 2013 1:12 pm

Nice, but I'm still going to vote. Yes on 522!
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Re: Comedian Actor Russel Brand dismantles MSNBC show

Postby MacCruiskeen » Thu Oct 24, 2013 1:41 pm

Project Willow » Thu Oct 24, 2013 12:12 pm wrote:Nice, but I'm still going to vote. Yes on 522!


Yeah, but that's not an election!
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Re: Comedian Actor Russel Brand dismantles MSNBC show

Postby Belligerent Savant » Thu Oct 24, 2013 1:46 pm

MacCruiskeen » Thu Oct 24, 2013 12:41 pm wrote:
Project Willow » Thu Oct 24, 2013 12:12 pm wrote:Nice, but I'm still going to vote. Yes on 522!


Yeah, but that's not an election!


Indeed.
Brand [in a far more British and charged/charismatic fashion] essentially echoed my sentiments Re: voting [for elections].
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Re: Comedian Actor Russel Brand dismantles MSNBC show

Postby NeonLX » Thu Oct 24, 2013 1:59 pm

Pure f*ing genius!! :yay
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Re: Comedian Actor Russel Brand dismantles MSNBC show

Postby Project Willow » Thu Oct 24, 2013 6:09 pm

MacCruiskeen » 24 Oct 2013 09:41 wrote:
Project Willow » Thu Oct 24, 2013 12:12 pm wrote:Nice, but I'm still going to vote. Yes on 522!


Yeah, but that's not an election!


It most certainly is, also on the ballot, Mayor, City Council, and Port Commissioners, among other things. I understand the frustration, but don't agree with the strategy. I say always hit 'em from all sides. I wouldn't want this person to lose due to apathy:

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Re: Comedian Actor Russel Brand dismantles MSNBC show

Postby Belligerent Savant » Thu Oct 24, 2013 6:28 pm

.

There are certainly exceptions at the more local level, as I've alluded in prior vote-related screeds.

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Re: Comedian Actor Russel Brand dismantles MSNBC show

Postby RocketMan » Fri Oct 25, 2013 4:17 am

gnosticheresy_2 » Thu Oct 24, 2013 11:28 am wrote:Get the feeling paxo quite likes him


Yeah, me too. Paxman is taking a lot of deserved heat for this, but for all his condescension, he does not seem to genuinely disapprove of Brand on a personal level. I seem to remember he's interviewed Brand on a previous occasion.

I'm loving Russell Brand's brand (pun intended) of social criticism. His wide-eyed I-don't-give-a-fuck-ness is pretty difficult to argue against, as Paxman found out.

It's a credit to New Statesman they took him on.
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Re: Comedian Actor Russel Brand dismantles MSNBC show

Postby justdrew » Fri Oct 25, 2013 5:00 am

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Re: Comedian Actor Russel Brand dismantles MSNBC show

Postby smiths » Fri Oct 25, 2013 5:58 am

Responses

Russell Brand: Not Only Daft but Dangerous
http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/robin-l ... K+Politics

Russell Brand takes on the crisis of civilisation. But what now?
http://www.theguardian.com/environment/ ... n-what-now

An Epic Interview Between Russell Brand And Britain's Toughest Journalist Has Everyone Talking About 'Revolution'
http://www.businessinsider.com.au/russe ... an-2013-10

Russell Brand is far from trivial. On Newsnight, he made Paxman look ridiculous
http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/com ... 01524.html

Russell Brand May Have Started a Revolution Last Night
http://gawker.com/russell-brand-may-hav ... socialflow
the question is why, who, why, what, why, when, why and why again?
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Re: Comedian Actor Russel Brand dismantles MSNBC show

Postby Belligerent Savant » Fri Oct 25, 2013 11:34 am

RocketMan » Fri Oct 25, 2013 3:17 am wrote:
gnosticheresy_2 » Thu Oct 24, 2013 11:28 am wrote:Get the feeling paxo quite likes him


Yeah, me too. Paxman is taking a lot of deserved heat for this, but for all his condescension, he does not seem to genuinely disapprove of Brand on a personal level. I seem to remember he's interviewed Brand on a previous occasion.

I'm loving Russell Brand's brand (pun intended) of social criticism. His wide-eyed I-don't-give-a-fuck-ness is pretty difficult to argue against, as Paxman found out.

It's a credit to New Statesman they took him on.


Paxman interviewed Brand in 2011 -- the video was posted by KUAN and myself within the first 2 pages of this thread.
I agree with the sentiment that Paxman seems to 'like' -- or perhaps admire to a degree -- Brand.

Paxman seems to be playing "devil's advocate" with Brand in the most recent interview -- saying things he knows will elicit certain replies from Brand -- though of course I may well be wrong; my only exposure to Paxman are the 2 interviews I've seen with him and Brand.
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Re: Comedian Actor Russel Brand dismantles MSNBC show

Postby MacCruiskeen » Mon Nov 04, 2013 4:16 pm

He is fucking great. LIVE right now.

MacCruiskeen » Mon Nov 04, 2013 2:51 pm wrote:Live 90-minute interview with Russell Brand & Mehdi Hasan starting right now -- Mon 4 Nov, 20:45 CET (14:45 NYT time, 11:45 LA time):

http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2013/10 ... lp00000008

(20:56) – Today

'Conservatism appeals to our self-interest' - Mehdi quotes from Brand's NS Revolution essay

"I don't agree with the labels. I recognise in myself my capacity for lustfulness, selfishness. I would prefer a culture that did not reward the most negative aspects of human nature.

Are Tories evil? "I don't think tories are evil, I think we have an evil system, and I don't want to advance it.

"But the idea of evil is trite. You can be selfish, i can be selfish, but we don't want a culture that rewards selfishness."
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Re: Comedian Actor Russel Brand dismantles MSNBC show

Postby Nordic » Wed Nov 06, 2013 3:55 am

Project Willow » Thu Oct 24, 2013 12:12 pm wrote:Nice, but I'm still going to vote. Yes on 522!



Looks like it's going down. So much for voting. Long live the propagandists!!
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