While a lot of celebrities find it difficult to comment or express their opinions on the ongoing Israel-Gaza conflict, Russell Brand is the only one who is determined to support what he thinks is right and how it ought to be presented to the world.
Last week, the British comedian took to the Internet and accused Fox News of its biased, pro-Israeli reporting.
He discussed how a Palestinian-American guest was constantly interrupted and intimidated by Sean Hannity – a famous Fox presenter – during a heated television debate.
"One of the definitions of 'terrorist' is using intimidation to reach your goals," Brand said on his satirical YouTube video. "Who in that situation was behaving like a terrorist, using bullying, intimidation? Sean Hannity. That is where the terrorism is coming from."
Predictably, Hannity responded to the video, which had been viewed by more than 2. 3 million people by then.
Instead of answering Brand’s accusation with facts, the Fox host targeted Brand’s personal life during a panel discussion scornfully called "Hollywood & Hamas."
"Russell, if you’re watching, which I know you are, take a close look at the TV so I can educate you because you’re kind of dumb and ignorant," said Hannity while introducing Brand as "a D-list actor, better known for his failed marriage to Katy Perry."
Taking his “online spat” with Fox News to another level, Brand posted a second video, a riposte called “Israel/Palestine, Russell Brand/Sean Hannity: Round 2” in which he dissects previous clips from Hannity’s show, reiterating how Fox molds truth to its own convenience.
“It’s not a reality. It’s a combination of speculation, conjecture and highly contextualized and selective information. That’s not reality. It’s piecing together a narrative that fits in with Fox’s world view and his own bigoted world view,” he says.
“That’s not reality, it’s a tiny aperture through which bigoted and particular information is glimpsed. That’s sort of the opposite of all encompassing, wonderful, unknowable reality.”
Watch Brand’s epic rebuttal in the video below: