In a recent episode of HBO’s “Real Time,” actor and comedian Russell Brand criticized MSNBC for being part of a “propaganda” network, claiming that the biases exhibited on Fox News are no different from those on MSNBC.
He also mocked his appearance on “Morning Joe,” saying that no one could concentrate and that they didn’t understand the basic tenets of journalism.
When asked to provide specific examples of propaganda peddled by MSNBC, Brand blamed corporate media in general and called for new political systems that legitimately represent ordinary Americans.
Meanwhile, Fox News primetime host Sean Hannity is rumored to be among the top stars at the network who could be axed following a lawsuit by Dominion alleging that the network’s hosts promoted “election lies.”
The decision to make cuts is an effort to save face and not lose its massive audience, but it remains to be seen how getting rid of popular hosts like Hannity, Maria Bartiromo, and Jeanine Pirro would help the network keep fans.
According to media insiders, Rupert Murdoch may have screwed himself and the company with his testimony indicating that Fox News talent who promoted Trump’s election fraud claims should be reprimanded or fired as a result of the ongoing multi-billion-dollar scandal.
In response to a liberal caller from California who confronted him about lying regarding election fraud claims, Hannity insisted that he never said the election was rigged but spoke about concerns he had regarding integrity issues and partisan observers at voting booths on Election Day. It remains to be seen how these developments will affect both networks’ credibility and viewership in the long run.