Russell Brand: Bill O’Reilly’s Immigration Arguments ‘Based on Bigotry’
Russell Brand Calls Out Bill O’Reilly’s ‘Bigotry’ on Immigration (Mediaite)
Russell Brand had so much fun denouncing Fox News last week that he decided to do it again on Monday. But this time, instead of going after the relatively unknown weekend host Judge Jeanine Pirro, Brand decided to focus his outrage directly at Fox’s biggest star, Bill O’Reilly.
Brand was taking on a recent segment from The O’Reilly Factor in which the host argued that immigrant children are never going to be able to compete in “our competitive marketplace” without the necessary education and language skills.
As Brand explained to O’Reilly, in Los Angeles, Mexican and Central American people are “doing all of the work,” or least all of the “actual stuff that matters.”
“Bill, your whole economic argument is rubbish and based on bigotry,” he added.
When O’Reilly said it will “take decades” for these immigrant children to become productive members of society, Brand laughed out loud at him, saying, “I think what you’re describing Bill, is people growing up!”
With The Daily Show on vacation this week, perhaps Brand is just trying to fill in the gaps.