"Non-responsive!"... "Non-responsive!"... "Non-responsive!"... "Non-responsive!" ... "Non-responsive!"
It was like watching a frustrated little kid putting his hands over his ears and yelling "NAH! NAH! NAH!" over and over again to shut out anything that might contradict his little world. However, in this case it was the adult MSNBC commentator John Heilemann trying in great frustration to shout down the words coming from left-wing comedian Russell Brand shattering his protective liberal-establishment bubble on Bill Maher's Real Time on Friday.
"It is disingenuous to claim that the biases that are exhibited on Fox News are any different from the biases exhibited on MSNBC," Brand said. "It is difficult to suggest that these corporations operate as anything other than mouthpieces for their affiliate owners, Black Rock and Vanguard."
Russell Brand Calls Out MSNBC's Hypocrisy on COVID— Chief Nerd (@TheChiefNerd) March 4, 2023
"Do you want an example? The ludicrous, outrageous criticisms of Joe Rogan around Ivermectin deliberately referring to it as a horse medicine when they know it's an effective medicine!"@rustyrockets @billmaher @joerogan pic.twitter.com/5J0e0hkpSh
Brand, who touted his heroes Edward Snowden and Julian Assange, thinks all media are hopelessly corporate: "Do you think you can improve America by determinedly and avowedly condemning FOX News without acknowledging that you're participating in the same game?" He taunted him: "I think to sit within the castle of MSNBC throwing rocks at Fox News is ludicrous. Make MSNBC better. Make MSNBC great again!"
Heileman challenged back: "You don't have a single actual fact."
There is no real debate about Heilemann crumbling under the facts presented that countered his challenge that "I’d like to hear a provable specific example of an MSNBC correspondent or anchor being on television saying something they knew was false."
The only real debate was whether Heilemann blubbered his silly protective phrase "non-responsive" five times or was it more. His protective shield began as soon as Brand started replying to his challenge with, "Do you want an example? The ludicrous, outrageous criticism of Joe Rogan around Ivermectin. Deliberately referring to it as a “horse medicine,” when they know it is an effective medicine. Rachel Maddow turning on the TV, saying if you take this vaccine, you’re not going to get [Covid] when it hadn’t been clinically trialed."
With at least (as of this writing) over 4.2 million views of that video on Twitter alone, there were quite a few reactions to Heilemann's laughable meltdown, but this worked best:
Prep the burn ward. This man has been scorched. https://t.co/p59WETUikf— DarkPrinceFrost (@darkprincefrost) March 4, 2023