Comedian Russell Brand used his web series The Trews to blast Fox News’ Sean Hannity for “using intimidation, bullying” and overall hypocrisy during a segment in which the conservative host berates a pro-Palestinian guest about Israel’s offensive on Gaza.
A recent segment on Hannity’s show is prefaced with the host asking why “is America’s largest Muslim so-called civil rights group [the Council on American–Islamic Relations or CAIR] showing sympathy to terrorists? Let’s have a debate.”
Brand notes that Hannity was “already being unreasonable” in how he was framing the “debate,” adding that the Fox host “wants conflict” rather than peace between Israel and Palestinians.
Brand went on to call Sean Hannity a terrorist and defend Hamas.
Not funny, Russell. Just stupid.
Tonight Sean Hannity responded to Russell Brand.
“Not funny. Ouch. I feel so bad that Russell does not like my style of interviewing. Unfortunately, this out of work actor didn’t stop at stylistic critiques… Three thousand rockets, Russell, fired into Israel. Two-thirds of its citizens in bunkers just this last month. Russell if you’re watching and I’m sure you will, take a close look at your TV because I need to educate you because you’re kind of dumb and ignorant.“
The entire segment was excellent – except for Geraldo’s attacks on Israel.
Nice job by Sean Hannity.