I'd rather watch 'The Trews' than anything coming from msm.
My issue with Brand, in this context, is that it wasn't too long ago that earned his crust being part of the msm. Likewise Hari who was long employed at the not-so Independent
, before he was tossed out for plagiarism.
I don't object to Brand re-inventing himself as a spokesman for the truth movement and maybe in time he'll be a great force for good but the ties that bind are not easily broken and were it not for the presence of Hari, I'd be a bit more trusting.
I second what Joe says about Richard who has done more to bring things to light from dark places than Brand has with his massive media presence. Maybe this will change, maybe not, but we'll see. I do plan to read his book as you suggested though it didn't turn up in my Christmas stocking this year. Got a copy of Tim Wallace-Murphy's book on symbolism instead.