How To Fight Against Mainstream Media & The Establishment

 

Cenk Uygur asks Russell Brand what he thinks about media channels who are invested in maintaining status quo and how to fight back against the establishment.

“Yes. I consider Fox News to be part of the establishment’s propaganda arm. I don’t imagine this is explicitly organized, but that isn’t really relevant. What I stand and recognize is that Fox News’ agenda is completely in alignment with the establishment’s agenda. Fox News’ message is, ‘This is the way things are. This is the way things are meant to be. If there are problems, it’s because of the disadvantaged and the dispossessed.’ They never draw attention to the powerful, because those are their interests… The only want to convey a narrative that protects the interests of the powerful.”

On redistributing wealth and power:

“Wherever possible, take away the incentives of profit. I think this myth that our best and our brightest and our finest are only motivated by money and privilege and comfort — I don’t necessarily think that that’s true. What I’m talking about isn’t some misty-eyed, mythical sort of sweet hippie-dom. I’m talking about ruthless pragmatism. We have a certain amount of resources, we have a certain amount of people, and we have a certain amount of time before the planet expires. Let’s get the resources to the people. Let’s implement systems that distribute resources fairly.

Don’t have global trade agreements that mean certain organizations benefit hugely whilst others flounder in poverty. Don’t have a system where $30 billion could solve world hunger forever and that $30 billion isn’t found despite every eight day $30 billion dollars is spent on arms. That’s just silly.

Take organizations and give them to the people that run them. Have McDonald’s if you want McDonald’s, but have them run democratically by the people that work in McDonald’s. Have the money that’s earned by McDonald’s shared among the people that work in McDonald’s, and the same for any organization. And any organization that contributes nothing — no nutrition, no benefits, only harm — get rid of those organizations.”

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Russell Brand: My Generation Needs A Revolution Beyond Obama

 

Cenk Uygur asks Russell Brand what he thinks about Barack Obama. Has the President delivered?

“I try not to get optimistic about superficial suggestions. On a personal, charismatic level, I think Barack Obama seemed like a really lovely man. He sort of spoke differently from other politicians, but I think it’s impossible for the system that we currently have to provide us with real change. The system prevents it. The system would filter out any individuals that would present any realistic change. That is the function of this system, to prevent the parameters from stretching. The only way change can come is from outside of that system. As one of your main men there — Thomas Jefferson — said, “Every generation should have a revolution.”

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People Keep Saying The Media Is Liberal. Well, Is It?

 

Cenk Uygur asks Russell Brand what he thinks of American versus British media? Are they liberal? Conservative?

“I think the reason that people say the media is liberal is to preemptively prevent true liberalism emerging. If you say, oh, the media’s so liberal and pro-homosexual and pro-lefty, then there’s a kind of nervousness about promoting ideas of equality and unity and togetherness. The media is an extremely conservative institution. I’ve been on that MSNBC before. It is an extremely conservative idea. The way that arguments are framed allows debate in a tiny, tiny circumference. No one is saying, hey, don’t vote for Republican OR Democratic parties, instead devolve power so that the ordinary people have power over their own lives.”

“Take the money out of politics. Otherwise you have a political system that only represents corporations,” Brand continues. “I think we need to be more ambitions in what our understanding of change is.”

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Russell Brand Hosts “The Trews” To Shed Light On Repetitive Narratives

 

Cenk Uygur asks Russell Brand why he gets animated about situations like Ferguson, Missouri or what talking heads like Bill O’Reilly and Sean Hannity says.

Russell replies: “When you do a job like you or I do, Cenk, you start to notice familiar and repetitive narratives, patterns that are repeated in the news media. Then you start to notice characters that are telling those stories. The story of exempting powerful institutions from blame and condemning victims is one that prevails on the Ferguson reporting in institutions like Fox News. With Sean Hannity and Bill O’Reilly, I’ve kind of gone ’round the circle of condemnation and come back to actually quite liking them now. Bill O’Reilly is such a curmudgeon, he seems like a man living in his own hemorrhoids, and Sean Hannity has such a sort of chirpy hatred for the vulnerable, I kind of like them. It’s weird.”

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Racism Still Exists?! (Ferguson, MO)

 

The race issue is not over in this country. The citizens of Ferguson, Missouri experienced this first hand when a young man named Michael Brown was shot and killed. The ensuing protests have gripped our nation.

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Ebola + Donald Trump = Crazy Town

 

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Ebola is coming and we’re all going to die!!!! Actually, not really. But if you watch CNN, you’ll definitely start to think so. Also in Ebola crazy town is Donald Trump who actually said that the Americans infected should not be allowed back in our country, despite our having good medical facilities to care for them. Never a dull moment with the Donald.

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OMG We Tortured People?!

 

Everybody take a breath! The past few weeks have been CRAZY in the world of news! Jackie is here to catch you up on the political events that slipped through the cracks!

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Porn Acting Academy Opened In Canada

 

Pegas Productions, a porn company in Quebec, has had a tough time find enough male actors for their films, and they’ve decided to do something about it. They’ve started what is essentially an academy to teach men how to have sex on film professionally. At the end, the male students participate in a scene with an adult actress to assess what they’ve learned.

“The Young Turks” hosts Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian are joined by comedian Jimmy Dore and radio host Gina Grad for the report.

“It’s not taped, and also you’re getting evaluated. That’s kind of the evaluation process to figure out whether or not you’re good enough to actually graduate to the porn industry. And you’ll be part of that porn production company. You’ll be one of their actors,” says Ana. “You have these for-profit colleges that say, ‘We have these in insane job placement rates,’ right? Here’s an actual trade school that does have good job placement. They’re looking to make you part of their company.”

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