Liberal actor Russell Brand sparked controversy over the weekend after highlighting how the 2016 Clinton presidential campaign concocted its phony Russia-gate conspiracy to attack opponent Donald Trump.Posting to his YouTube channel last Thursday, Brand claimed he was “flabbergasted” and “gobsmacked” by recent revelations proving the Clinton campaign conspired to invent the Russia collusion narrative.
In the video titled, “So…Trump was RIGHT About Clinton & Russia Collusion!!” seen over 2 million times, Brand cites reporting from Glenn Greenwald to break down how a recent indictment of a Clinton campaign-linked lawyer unraveled the entire fabricated operation.
“To discover that this was propaganda, a construct, a confection by the Democratic Party, who of course are now in government is kind of beyond disappointing, because you begin to question and query what other things may not be true once you recognize that people create certain truths in order to meet certain ends and aims. The idea that you might be able to trust their integrity obviously dissolves,” Brand analyzed.
Greenwald promoted Brand’s video, which he noted had nearly two million views at the time, claiming it had a larger audience than that of CNN’s Don Lemon, or MSNBC’s Chris Hayes or Joy Reid.
Just that segment alone — after 3 days, with no corporate backing — is almost 4 times larger than Don Lemon's audience. It's twice as large as Chris Hayes or Joy Reid's Comcast shows. And I'll bet the number of people under 55 watching is more than 10 times what those shows get pic.twitter.com/mEZ85UQhag
— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) September 27, 2021
“Just that segment alone — after 3 days, with no corporate backing — is almost 4 times larger than Don Lemon’s audience. It’s twice as large as Chris Hayes or Joy Reid’s Comcast shows. And I’ll bet the number of people under 55 watching is more than 10 times what those shows get,” Greenwald celebrated.
Meanwhile, liberals were triggered Brand had breathed new life into the topic.
I’m proud to be one of the top Trump-Russia experts out there, having written three bestsellers on the subject. I haven’t seen Glenn Greenwald type an accurate sentence about the Trump-Russia scandal in over 4 years—but he can sound very convincing to Brits who don’t know better.
— Seth Abramson (@SethAbramson) September 28, 2021
Good morning to everyone except Russell Brand for believing that Trump was right in calling the Russian collusion a witch-hunt.
— David Weissman (@davidmweissman) September 28, 2021