Russell Brand: Fox News is ‘more dangerous than ISIS’

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Comedian and actor Russell Brand tore into Fox News in a video published Tuesday, accusing the network of being a “fanatical terrorist propagandist organization” that is “more dangerous than ISIS.”

Mr. Brand posted a video on YouTube in which he criticized an emotional monologue by Fox News host Judge Jeanine Pirro, who chastised President Obama for not ordering sustained airstrikes on Iraq, Raw Story reported.


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Ms. Pirro said that her solution to the Sunni insurgents wreaking havoc in Iraq was to “bomb them. Bomb them, keep bombing them, bomb them again, and again.”

“[Expletive] hell, Justice Judge Jeanine!” Mr. Brand reacted. “When they do these bombings it creates more insurgents, that’s what creates them. Don’t think of a bomb as going down there and destroying stuff, think of it as like a seed that goes into the ground, and grows insurgents out of it. It creates more terrorism, doing it.”

Ms. Pirro also designated the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant a “fanatical religious terrorist organization.”

“So is Fox News,” Mr. Brand observed. “It’s a fanatical terrorist propagandist organization. This isn’t reasonable, is it? Like the way she’s talking? ‘Bomb them! Bomb them!’ She’s worse … She’s the savage, she’s totally espousing savage values.”

“It’s invective, just incendiary language, just volatile combative, angry language,” he concluded. “That — I’m not being just sensational — that is more dangerous than ISIS. That attitude. That’s far-reaching. That’s affecting millions and millions of people.”

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