Category Archives: Russell Brand

Bigotry for broadcast

What’s it like meeting hatemongers such as Pamela Geller and the folks from Westboro Baptist Church? I tell you in my latest piece for Al Jazeera.

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God hates Russell Brand

Before the show, Steve Drain of the Westboro Baptist Church asked me just how long I’d been working on BrandX with Russell Brand as I led him from his car to the bare-bones green room we were sticking him in … Continue reading

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Pam Geller vs. her own words

Pamela Geller doesn’t much care for Islam (or, after being interviewed by Russell, BrandX). On her blog, Atlas Shrugs, she daily reports on crimes allegedly committed by Muslims – and only Muslims – wherever in the world they might be, … Continue reading

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Liar, liar

“Early this week I got a request from Charlie Davis, Russell Brand’s booker for his new show (and soon to be old show) Brand X,” writes Pamela Geller, a professional anti-Muslim bigot who sees jihad under every hijab. To make … Continue reading

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Behind the headlines

Each week, we at BrandX pore over all the weird, horrifying and occasionally sexy stories the world has to offer in a quest to make weird, horrifying and occasionally sexy observations about the world in which we live. Often these … Continue reading

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Police dogs as divining rods

(This piece was originally posted at the BrandX blog.) A local couple has been murdered in their own home. You, a respected officer of the law, are responsible for tracking down their killer. But leads are short and public pressure … Continue reading

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The myth of America

(Originally posted on the BrandX blog) Like any organized religion, America comes with its own creation story, a beautiful, inspiring myth used to lend legitimacy to our modern priestly class in Washington. But there’s another story worth considering: the actual … Continue reading

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