LAURA INGRAHAM (HOST): Now, the elimination game. Now, in the world that the left has created, a mere allegation can lead to cancellation. Now, by cancellation, I mean the loss of income, the loss of a platform, the loss of future opportunities. Now, of course the strictest enforcement of this is always against those whom the left believes to be hostile to the liberal world view.
Case in point, actor comedian and cultural provocateur Russell Brand. The Times of London reported that between 2006 and 2013, several women have accused him of sexual assault and rape. Now, Brand insists the allegations are false.
Of course, none of us knows what the truth is here. I've never met Brand and I only know he's rattled the cage of some leftists lately for comments he's made, I think, about free speech and big pharma.
But we should all understand this: It is dangerous territory we're entering when accusations published by media outlets and unaccompanied by a legal determination of guilt are all that it takes to destroy someone's livelihood -- which is what they're trying to do here.
After the allegation surfaced, Brand was immediately demonetized on YouTube -- while they continue to keep his videos up so they can, I guess, make money. And then he was dropped by his talent agency, dropped by his book publisher, and a lot of others. So, just canceled. Immediately. No further questions asked.