- The Washington Times - Friday, December 4, 2020

Actors Matthew McConaughey and Russell Brand sat down for a new podcast in which they slammed leftists, particularly in Hollywood, who condescend and dismiss conservatives as dumb.

“There are a lot on that illiberal left that absolutely condescend, patronize and are arrogant towards that other 50%,” Mr. McConaughey said Wednesday.

“Let’s get aggressively centric, I dare you,” he urged. “It’s not a recession, it’s an aggressive move.”

Mr. Brand agreed, saying his own experiences and upbringing in England makes him especially turned off by liberals who dismiss Trump voters, Brexit supporters or otherwise “ordinary working people” as stupid.

“I don’t like it,” Mr. Brand said. “I’ve spent enough time with people that have been described in this manner to feel ill at ease with it.”

“Our entire way of measuring what is valuable has been biased to such an alarming degree that it’s created this kind of chasm of mistrust,” he added later.

Mr. McConaughey lamented that “many people” in the entertainment industry were “in denial that it was actually real” when President Trump won the 2016 election.

“Well, now you’ve got the right that’s in denial cause their side has ‘fake news,’ and I understand, they’ve been fed fake news. No one knows who the hell to believe, right? So they’re putting down their last bastion of defense,” he said.

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