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Watch: Russell Brand's Brilliant Takedown of Toxic Fox News Rant in Wake of Hebdo
Watch: Russell Brand's Brilliant Takedown of Toxic Fox News Rant in Wake of Hebdo
By Janet Allon / alternet.org
Jan 16, 2015

"Violence and killing are the consequences of this hateful programming . . . And look who profits."

In the wake of the Charlie Hebdo attack, Fox News has gone on a hate-spree of invective about all Muslims being to blame for the actions of a handful of criminals. The tirade stems all the way from the top. News Corporation's CEO Rupert Murdoch has tweeted that the entire Islamic faith is to blame.

One particular Fox News bile spewer, Jeanine Pirro, has possibly topped them all, calling simply for us to "Kill them!" Them being Muslims.

Russell Brand rather brilliantly dissects Pirro's hate-rant in a new YouTube video for his news channel, "The Trews." First, he destroys Pirro for her vile, incendiary stupidity, pointing out that there have already been 50 anti-Muslim incidents in Paris since the Hebdo attacks. "Who gets to decide what is terrorism?" Brand asks, pointing out that dropping drones from the sky is a kind of state-sponsored terrorism.

He also pushes the question deeper, and asks who is profiting from this hatred? Pirro's boss, Rupert Murdoch, has a substantial stake in Genie Energy, and Israel-based company in the Golan Heights, with Dick Cheney on its board. Could Fox be fanning the flames of Islamophobia for oil profits? "There's always an economic motive," Brand points out.

The he returns to toxicity-spewing Pirro.

A must-see. Watch:

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Watch: Russell Brand's Brilliant Takedown of Toxic Fox News Rant in Wake of Hebdo