Comedian, actor and podcast host Russell Brand blasted MSNBC analyst John Heilemann for being “disingenuous” Friday night, saying MSNBC has exhibited similar bias as other outlets in its news coverage.
“I have to say, it’s disingenuous to claim that the biases exhibited on Fox News are any different than the biases exhibited on MSNBC,” Brand told Heilemann during a panel discussion on “Real Time with Bill Maher,” going on to say that the networks were “mouthpieces” for investment firms like BlackRock and Vanguard.
“I’ve been on MSNBC, mate, it was propaganda. It’s nutcrackery,” Brand said.
Heilemann has a history of statements targeting Trump supporters. Heilemann said in a July 2018 appearance on MSNBC that people who questioned claims that Former President Donald Trump was “in the bag” for Russian President Vladimir Putin were “impaired” or “a moron.”
Former Trump administration official Sarah Isgur confronted MSNBC host Ari Melber over the network’s coverage of the investigation by special counsel Robert Mueller, a former FBI director, into allegations that former President Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign colluded with Russia during Maher’s Feb. 17 show.
MSNBC hosts and guests routinely hyped the claims that Trump’s 2016 campaign colluded with the Russian government to defeat former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Hosts often brought up a dossier assembled by Christopher Steele, which has since been discredited.
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