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Russell Brand writes huge rant about The Sun and Murdoch in The Guardian.

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posted on Dec, 2 2013 @ 04:21 AM
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A long read, but a great read.

A huge rant from Brand about The Sun and Murdoch.

For our US cousins who do not know anything about The Sun newspaper. It is our most read paper here in the UK (Feel free to check that). It constantly lies and changes political stand point every election. It is the worst paper on the planet. Yet it gets bought every day by millions of people.


Russel Rant




posted on Dec, 2 2013 @ 04:44 AM
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In my opinion this is a well written rant that needs to be heard and understood.

I really like what Brand is doing at the moment. Using his new position in society to help the people still in his old position in society become aware of whats going on and do something about it.

Saying what needs to be said.



posted on Dec, 2 2013 @ 04:58 AM
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I used to read The Sun newspaper when i was younger.

I say read, mostly just starred at page 3.



posted on Dec, 2 2013 @ 05:28 AM
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Biigs
I used to read The Sun newspaper when i was younger.

I say read, mostly just starred at page 3.


For those who don't know, that's where they put the ladies.

Couldn't get the link to load, could the OP summarize the rant? Thanks.
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posted on Dec, 2 2013 @ 05:45 AM
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The Sun ran a story on RB a few days ago accusing him of cheating on his girlfriend, in which RB claims is untrue and he also claims is a revenge story for talking crap about The Sun and Murdoch. All really childish to be honest.

He uses alot of internet space and alot of long words to belittle corporations aiding and abetting Murdoch and his company. I like Russel Brand, i do, but sometimes he is trying too hard to look smart rather than being smart.



posted on Dec, 2 2013 @ 05:59 AM
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Lumpy79
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The Sun ran a story on RB a few days ago accusing him of cheating on his girlfriend, in which RB claims is untrue and he also claims is a revenge story for talking crap about The Sun and Murdoch. All really childish to be honest.

He uses alot of internet space and alot of long words to belittle corporations aiding and abetting Murdoch and his company. I like Russel Brand, i do, but sometimes he is trying too hard to look smart rather than being smart.


While I agree to some extent about Brand using an extensive vocabulary to get his point across. If you've seen him since the early stages of his career you know that he isnt trying to be that way...its just how he is. He was like it way back when he hosted Big Brother's Big Mouth many years ago.

He's just articulate. I think he is very smart.



posted on Dec, 2 2013 @ 06:01 AM
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Lumpy79
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The Sun ran a story on RB a few days ago accusing him of cheating on his girlfriend, in which RB claims is untrue and he also claims is a revenge story for talking crap about The Sun and Murdoch. All really childish to be honest.

He uses alot of internet space and alot of long words to belittle corporations aiding and abetting Murdoch and his company. I like Russel Brand, i do, but sometimes he is trying too hard to look smart rather than being smart.


Thanks. Not really childish, as he knows that, because he's taken such a public stand about his beliefs, the establishment-owned media like the Sun will try to soil his image to assure that a percentage of people are turned off by him and will ignore him (in this case, girlfriends who've been cheated on). So Brand must have decided to go right in their face, call them on the lies, and use that opportunity to give the public a little more data about the corporate world. He is a man who gained his celebrity by hard work, and is now using it to educate, a quite commendable and principled turn of events in his life.
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posted on Dec, 2 2013 @ 06:09 AM
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I admire Russell Brand for the stance he is taking and hope he doesn't go the same way many who speak out seem to.

What gets me about Murdoch is that we have a huge trial with the monkeys being prosecuted, but not the organ grinder and his sons. Why is Murdoch not in the dock with his minions. I don't believe for one minute he, or his son, did not encouraged or order their reporting staff to get stories and the news - no mater what means they needed to use. Isn't that complicity and don't we have laws where if you are involved, you get pulled, simple as that?

Murdoch's wife thumped, on tv, a man during the enquiry he had to attend, yet again, no charges, she was admired by their cronies for her support and protection of her husband. But, she hit a man and has got away with it. We must ensure justice exists for those chosen to be wealthy and their protectorate, not just for their monkeys and the rest of us.

Go Russell go



posted on Dec, 2 2013 @ 06:14 AM
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I know it's hard to believe but yes Brand really is spoken that way. He does have a very extensive vocab to say the least!


In terms of summing this up, although I believe it has been pretty well summed up in a previous reply, Brand was accused of cheating by The Sun. He has therefore gone to a rival newspaper and done 2 things.

1) He has denied cheating

2) Used his beliefs and experience in an attempt to expose The Sun for what they really are.


So let's think about something. Has Brand started a bombardment of The Sun? Or will this rant go unheard of. I am saying the latter.

I know Brand is very popular, but too many people in the UK are naive to the mass media agenda. They really do believe everything that is said.

It's funny, I have spoken to people at the pub about The Sun. And they always say never believe what you read and The Sun is full of it. Yet they will buy it every day and use it as a news source. It beggars belief.

My folks read The Sun every day, although after very lengthy conversations with them, they too are starting to realise how much BS is in the thing.

Sadly, The Guardian, although being one of the only outlets that would let Brand do this in The UK, isn't a very widely read paper anymore. Yes, over the last year, it has gained a bit of exposure, however, people like crap and boobs, so they buy The Sun. I hate to say it, but when the demise of print news eventually arrives, The Sun will be the only player left standing in the UK. And maybe one or two others that have nothing but naked ladies and ridiculous sports injuries.



posted on Dec, 2 2013 @ 06:30 AM
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Brand's just a tool of the Fabians, a socialist stooge.
Anyone with an ounce of intelligence knows that newspapers and media outlets of full of crapola.



posted on Dec, 2 2013 @ 06:33 AM
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I couldn't agree more with the points Russell Brand raises in his article. The twisted, deceitful and down right manipulative methodology utilised by these gutter rags is not only shocking, but so blatant that it's not bordering on arrogant, but marching cockily right over that border head held high.

They are in such a position of power they have little to fear, yet, as Russell states quite clearly, if you annoy them or voice opinions opposite to theirs, they are more than willing to turn their inventive vitriol on the perpetrator. Makes you wonder just where their moral stance lies.

I had the pleasure of briefly meeting Russell Brand - purely by accident - in a hotel in Dublin in November, and we spoke of his writing, politics and interviews. He is a charming, obliging, attentive, eloquent and extremely serene man.

I wonder if the same could be said for a certain newspaper tycoon?



posted on Dec, 2 2013 @ 06:44 AM
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When you met Brand did you happen to mention ATS? Yeah, he'd be one fellow I wouldn't mind meeting, as he would understand new information and not have a closed mind (or at least in areas he allows it to expand into).



posted on Dec, 2 2013 @ 06:53 AM
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Lumpy79
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He uses alot of internet space and alot of long words to belittle corporations aiding and abetting Murdoch and his company.


Actually, his favoured stage is 1 to 1 televised interviews and gigs. He's doesn't shy away from the spotlight that's for sure. He's actually been quite a busy bee this last couple of years doing just that. You shouldn't form an opinion of somebody without actually knowing anything about that person.

By long words, do you mean words you do not understand?



posted on Dec, 2 2013 @ 06:55 AM
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No, I didn't.

It was a very brief chat; I told him I agree with his moral stance, that I liked his videos and his ability to keep Jeremy Paxman quiet, and we touched on American imperialism.

I've met a few famous people (I work in TV and film), and by and large they're distant and virtually unapproachable. He was the polar opposite, and when I used the term "serene", that's exactly what I meant.



posted on Dec, 2 2013 @ 07:55 AM
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It´s widespread popularity proves one thing; People love lies and filth. In this dark age of complete and utter corruption, who cares about the truth?
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posted on Dec, 2 2013 @ 08:20 AM
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Russell Brand for PM! And if you won't have him there, ship him over to the Colonies...we'll fix him up in Ottawa!



posted on Dec, 2 2013 @ 08:50 AM
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You can't have him!



posted on Dec, 2 2013 @ 09:26 AM
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The Murdoch empire cannot end soon enough in my eyes.

His tabloids are responsible for the pathetic state of journalism we now come accept as 'news.' In the early days he relied on tawdry tales and sensationalism to sell his papers, and if anyone else protested he'd simply buy them out.

Not to mention Rupert has had his hand in the political cookie jar for decades, and when he got caught he'd get a slap on the wrist like the naughty little boy he was. But now people are onto him and they don't like it. The Moment he placed his hand over his sons hand and said "This is the most humbling experience of my life" I wanted to empty the contents of my stomach all over the screen. The man won't even let his own daughter take over the family business because of the fact that she is a woman, humble my @$$.

Rupert is the real life incarnation of Monty Burns- Wealthy, powerful, twisted, hated, and completely alone.



posted on Dec, 2 2013 @ 10:05 AM
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KBadger
Brand's just a tool of the Fabians, a socialist stooge.
Anyone with an ounce of intelligence knows that newspapers and media outlets of full of crapola.


wow, i thought i was the only one thinking that as well. Sorry all, but if you think you get 'real news' from any source without an agenda you are all sadly mistaken. Murdoch's classed as a right winger and the Guardian is about as left as you can go in a broadsheet.



posted on Dec, 2 2013 @ 10:05 AM
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Wow, you guys and your Brand worship! Have you ever tried thinking for yourselves? Do you really need celebrities, or indeed anyone, to tell you what to do and think?
To quote Brian "You're all individuals"...



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