Thursday, January 22, 2015

Quote of the day

"Russell Brand, to his credit, often says, ‘Look at this campaign, look at this thing, please look over there’. But all the media want to do is look at him and film him."

Russell Brand: a perhaps unlikely poster boy for the anarchists who've recently inspired a London-centred flyposting campaign - culture jamming gone political. They've got a point, though - for all Brand's faults, surely no one on the left can argue that the profile he's given to certain campaigns and issues, and the debate he's provoked, can be a bad thing. It's just a shame (if a somewhat predictable one) that the media fixate on him as a personality rather than on what he's saying - or trying to say in that cod-Victorian he talks in.

(Thanks to Cat for the link.)

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