Truth-teller and philosopher Russell Brand goes after Fox News talking head Sean Hannity in the latest episode of his web series The Trews, castigating the anchor for his segment on the Israel-Palestine conflict as only "interested in shouting, and pointing, and simplifying things."
Brand's 12-minute clip opens to the comedian saying that Hannity "does look a bit like the Ken doll from the Toy Story 3 film." From there, Brand picks apart Hannity's "interview" with Yousef Munayyer of the Jerusalem Fund & Palestine Center, which really only amounts to Hannity shouting at Munayyer for not immediately kowtowing to his pro-Israel stance.
"Sean's not interested in truth—Hannity is only interested pushing a particular perspective," Brand says. More from Raw Story:
He then cuts back to the Hannity clip, in which Hannity does not, in fact, address the broader context, but repeatedly asks what Munayyer would do if people were firing missiles into his neighborhood. Munayyer responds that he's going to try to answer Hannity's question if Hannity would stop "asking it at him," to which Hannity replies, "Good luck."
Brand laughs at Hannity's answer, then repeats it, "'Good luck'! That's right, good luck, mate answering Sean's question, because Sean doesn't want an answer. Sean wants to say more stuff while jabbing his finger aggressively!"
Ultimately, Munayyer proves unsuccessful in getting any kind of useful comment in on-air, with Hannity shutting him down with a haughty "Goodbye!" after Munayyer refused to call Hamas "a terrorist organization."
"One definition of terrorism is using intimidation to achieve your goals," Brands says near the end of the clip. "Who in that situation was behaving like a terrorist? Using intimidation, bullying, being unreasonable: Sean Hannity. That's where the terrorism is coming from."