Russell Brand was scheduled to appear on Sean Hannity’s Fox News program Hannity, but after Sean Hannity cancelled the comedian’s appearance on the show, Brand decided to take his show, The Trews to Fox News headquarters. Things escalated pretty quickly:
As Brand starts warming to his theme, the filming is interrupted by security guards who request that the comedian and his cameraman remove themselves from outside the building.
The guard claims, gesturing at the pavement, “You can’t film here, this is private property.”
When Mr Brand questions him, asking who owns the building, the guard responds: “It doesn’t matter, do you want to get arrested?”
To his credit, Brand tried to roll with the punches. He asked the security guards who owned the property, presumably so his crew could cover their bases or more likely or so he could call their bluff since he had every right to be there.
Eventually, Brand and his crew headed inside the building and asked for a tour. He is told definitively no before being asked to go back outside.
Sean Hannity and his producers might have been trying to avoid controversy or unwanted attention by canceling Russell Brand’s appearance on Hannity. The problem is Brand’s appearance at Fox News will now keep the right-wing pundit and his network in the headlines for all the wrong reasons.
(Via The Independent)