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Think Fox News is a Fanatical Religious Terrorist Organization? So Does Russell Brand

Over the weekend, television judge and Fox News host Jeanine Pirro went on gloriously crazy and fact-challenged rant about Obama and the situation in Iraq.

Now Russell Brand is fighting back, taking to YouTube to explain why when it comes to terrorism, Fox News and their fearmongering tactics may actually be worse than ISIS and far more harmful to America.

Responding to Pirro’s insistence that ISIS is coming for Americans in their living rooms, Brand pointed out that, well, actually, no they are not.

“Hold on, they’re not,” the tatttoed British comedian said. “They’re not coming. Also, it’s interesting when she says, to them, we are the infidels. Meaning that she regards them as the infidels. Which means unclean, disconnected from God. Don’t try to counter religious extremism with religious extremism.”

He then attacked her for calling on more bombs and violence to stop ISIS, claiming that what was really needed was compassion, not more high-stakes hate speech that will just create more insurgents.

“The thing that’s required here,” he explained, “is justice, justice and tolerance and compassion… Aid for their refugees in the region, trying to stabilize them and help them to create infrastructure. Not the bombing, bombing, bombing system,” he said, adding, “referring to your fellow human beings as savages, that will make things much worse.”

He then concluded while Pirro labeled ISIS a ‘fanatical religious terrorist organization’ the real religious nut jobs were the people of Fox News.

“Fox News — is a fanatical terrorist propagandist organization,” Brand pointed out, noting that Pirro was certainly demonstrating such hate. “This isn’t reasonable, is it? Like the way she’s talking? ‘Bomb them! Bomb them!’ She’s worse… She’s the savage, she’s totally espousing savage values.”

He concluded that this hate-speech spouted by Pirro and others on Fox News may ultimately be more dangerous to America than ISIS or any terrorist threat.

“It’s invective, just incendiary language, just volatile combative, angry language,” Brand stressed. “That — I’m not being just sensational — that is more dangerous than ISIS. That attitude. That’s far-reaching. That’s affecting millions and millions of people.”


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