Russell Brand skewered Sean Hannity for his interview with Democratic Committeewoman Patricia Bynes on his show. Hannity kept after Bynes by saying, more or less, “You weren’t at the shooting, so you don’t know!” over and over and over, ad nauseam.
That’s where Brand (like many of the rest of us) had a problem; he kept saying that for anybody to know anything, they had to actually be there. Brand also took issue with Hannity’s general, angry attitude through the whole segment.
During the segment, Hannity made it clear that he believes anybody who wasn’t actually there can’t know if this was a case of police brutality (was he there? We didn’t think so.). Then he had the audacity to say the words, “Let me educate you” on our criminal justice system.
Brand’s major issue with Hannity is in regards to evidence and truth. While Hannity goes on and on about “how do you know,” and “We don’t have all the facts,” Brand bites Hannity’s head off for trying to single this case out what Bynes rightly calls a national trend of police brutality. He says, essentially, that we do have enough facts to draw conclusions for ourselves.
“Fact” is an interesting word for Hannity to speak when he’s holding onto falsehoods about Wilson’s facial injury.
“Sean’s creating miraculous realms of wonder in order to create a Minotaur myth to justify the murder of an 18-year old boy,” Brand said.
“Sean, you’re not clever enough to do your job. I had to make a bed once, and I couldn’t do it, and I was in a bad mood. I think Sean’s just like that all the time. ‘All these bits! All these bits in the box! Bloody thing! I’ll just sleep on the floor! He’s a man hopelessly out of his depth, trying to scrabble around in a universe he can’t understand remotely.”
That does seem to be true of most conservative talking heads, doesn’t it? Especially those at Fox News. They don’t understand the way the world works, and the way it changes.
Finally, Brand ends his show with some actual facts, such as there is no database to track police use of deadly force. We also don’t know how often police wound people. Way back in 1994, Congress called for this type of tracking, but it never happened.
Watch the whole Hannity-ripping episode of The Trews below: