Sacha Baron Cohen uses ADL speech to stick it to Facebucks Zuckstein

Accepting an award from the Anti-Defamation League, the comedian called Facebook “the greatest propaganda machine in history.”

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Daily Beast: Sacha Baron Cohen accepted the International Leadership Award at the Anti-Defamation League’s Never is Now summit on anti-Semitism and hate Thursday. And the comedian and actor used his keynote speech to single out the one Jewish-American who he believes is doing the most to facilitate “hate and violence” in America: Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg.

He began with a joke at the Trump administration’s expense. “Thank you, ADL, for this recognition and your work in fighting racism, hate and bigotry,” Baron Cohen said, according to his prepared remarks. “And to be clear, when I say ‘racism, hate and bigotry’ I’m not referring to the names of Stephen Miller’s Labradoodles.”

“At times, some critics have said my comedy risks reinforcing old stereotypes,” he admitted, defending himself by explaining, “as a comedian, I’ve tried to use my characters to get people to let down their guard and reveal what they actually believe, including their own prejudice.”

With all of this in mind, Baron Cohen turned to the rise of demagoguery, conspiracy theories and hate crimes around the world, and pointed to what he sees as the most logical explanation for this dangerous trend.

“All this hate and violence is being facilitated by a handful of internet companies that amount to the greatest propaganda machine in history,” he said.

And to him, no one bears more responsibility than the man who created Facebook. “It’s like we’re living in the Roman Empire, and Mark Zuckerberg is Caesar,” he said at one point. “At least that would explain his haircut.”

 


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4 COMMENTS

  1. So Pot calling the Kettle it’s comedy. I’ve always said that the Daily Beastiality is Zionist rag and this proves the point I mean aside from the fact that one their Editors wrote a book whitewashing the Palestinian Genocide and promoting the terrorist state of Israel.

    Not a big fan of Zuck’s FakeBook but he one of the few in the mainstream of Social Media that allows space for the burgeoning BDS movement unlike twatter who has cut off all Palestinian accounts.

    This is why I wonder why VT would post the Daily Beast’s crappy biased “journalism”.

  2. Meanwhile the ADL traipses around the country telling people what they can think. They also have people arrested, de-platformed and use their power to censor anybody who doesn’t bow to the zionists.
    How much time are they spending keeping Jizzlame Maxhell out of jail?

  3. Contrary to the “Editor’s Note”, the fact that this guy got an award from the f**king ADL, for me, discounts anything he has to say, whatsoever, but thanks for not telling me how to think, just the same.