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Re: More shitlibs kicking Brand when he's down
I forgot Jones put Brand's endorsement on the cover of his book. Must be embarrassing for him, bless. He finally piped up, clutching his pearls because GB News gave a platform to someone who called Brand a 'hero': 'It's commendable Turner is challenged here - but it's beyond shocking that a channel is allowed to tolerate a presenter holding these views.
Calling someone a hero after they're accused of rape and sexual assault will have a traumatic impact on other survivors of male violence.'
On GB News we put free speech first - even when we disagree with each other. @toryboypierce furiously clashes with @beverleyturner over a tweet in which she called Russell Brand a ‘hero’ after an investigation uncovered accusations of rape and sexual assault.' - https://nitter.net/OwenJones84/status/1703852624456343626#m
The exchange in question:
Again, 'accused' and the other GB News presenter hyperventilating about 'these allegations'. What if the accusations are false? What if the allegations turn out to be untrue? How can it be 'traumatic' if the facts aren't even known yet? Are we supposed to just take peoples' (anonymous) claims at face value and ask no further questions for fear of offending X victim demographic? Turner is clearly aware of the media/establishment bias against Brand, albeit seeming to think he's getting cancelled for swinging to the right, while being a 'darling' when on the left, and the 'hero' remark was most likely intended as a counterweight against a smear campaign, and to remind ppl of the actual work he's done. Nothing wrong with that. Besides, can someone no longer be praised if they did some bad things in their past?
In short, GB News has taken a more honourable stance than Jones here, probably not for the first time either.
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