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Wednesday 19 June 2013

Russell Brand on MSNBC's 'Morning Joe': VIDEO

Russell Brand set out to embarrass anchors on MSNBC's 'Morning Joe' program by lecturing them about how the media distracts from real news by obsessing about the superficial.


Russell almost immediately put host Mika Brzezinski on the back foot by describing his tour as an exploration of how Malcolm X, Gandhi, Che Guevara and Jesus Christ "are significant culturally and how icons are appropriated and used to designate consciousness and meaning... they're all people that died for a cause, they're all people whose icons are used to designate meaning, perhaps not in the manner in which they intended."

Brand then poked fun at MSNBC's army of "actors" in the back of the shot - who were supposedly tweeting - saying they were just a gimmick to create the impression that the program was busy gathering the news.

He later says:

"Look beyond the superficial, that's the problem with current affairs, you forget about what's important, you allow the agenda to be decided by superficial information -- what am I saying -- what am I talking about -- don't think about what I'm wearing, these things are redundant, superficial - don't be distracted," said Russell.

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