Actor Russell Brand may soon get a taste for just how intolerant the left can be when someone wanders off the liberal plantation.
Of course, the greatest sin in the eyes of the left may be to undermine the effort that led to the eradication of former President Donald Trump, which is the sacred ground Brand found himself on in criticizing the media and Big Tech.
In a podcast that featured the findings of journalist Glenn Greenwald, the actor said that these entities “conspired” to suppress news about the foreign business dealings involving President Joe Biden, son Hunter Biden, and brother Jim Biden.
Greenwald explained how the media and social media companies like Facebook and Twitter went about doing this.
“There are a lot of documents that raised serious questions about whether Joe Biden, the person at the time running for president and likely to become the most powerful politician on earth, was intervening in Ukraine for the benefit of a company that was paying his son fifty thousand dollars a month for absolutely no reason other than to have influence with Joe Biden,” he said.
“I’m not a pro-Republican person,” Brand responded. “I don’t see myself that way. I don’t see myself as conservative, or that I’m in a Trump, or Giuliani, or [the] kind of media establishments that were reporting on these revelations [about Biden’s family]. They are not my cultural, social, or political allies. That’s certainly not how I see myself.”
“However, it seems to me that — what reason is Hunter Biden sat on the board of an energy company in the Ukraine?” he continued. “What reason is James Biden sat on the board, or receiving payments from an energy company, in China?”
“We’re talking about sleaze, corruption, financial misdemeanors, and relationships between corporations, big business, and politicians. Let’s face it, unless you’re bloody stupid, you know that’s going on all the time,” Brand said.
The actor said to “either change that or stop pretending that politicians are aspiring to anything other than the advance of their own interests.”
“For me, revelations that there are financial connections between energy companies in the Ukraine, and energy companies in China, and the Biden family are troubling,” he said. “That should be public knowledge, and it’s even more troubling that Twitter and Facebook, and the media at large, deliberately kept it out of the news because they didn’t want it to influence the election.”
Of course, when the New York Post ran a story on Hunter Biden’s nefarious dealings in the lead up to the 2020 election, Facebook prevented users from sharing the story and Twitter went even further, suspending the paper’s social media account. As for the rest of the media, there was a virtual blackout of the story, including a Fox News interview with the former CEO that Hunter Biden hired, who would directly link Joe Biden to his son’s business dealings.
With the left always talking about “democracy” — “Democracy Dies in Darkness” is the official slogan of The Washington Post — Brand asked, “What is democracy then?
“It suggests to me that democracy is we want you to vote for this person, we don’t want you to vote for that person,” he said.
That’s certainly not going to sit well with today’s woke left, but what Brand said next will certainly leave a mark.
“As I’ve said, Donald Trump, you know, I don’t think Donald Trump’s the answer, but I’m sad to realize that I can no longer even claim to believe [President] Joe Biden or the Democratic Party might be the answer, because look at how they behave,” Brand said. “And look at the relationships between media, social media, and that party. They conspired to keep information away from you because it was not convenient to their agenda.”
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