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Rage Against The Machine call out “pissweasel” Nigel Farage

By | Published on Monday 12 March 2018

Rage Against The Machine

Rage Against The Machine’s semi-official Twitter account has called out Nigel Farage for naming his new podcast, for UK radio station LBC, ‘Farage Against The Machine’.

“Failed right-wing British politician Nigel Farage has called his podcast ‘Farage Against The Machine'”, tweeted the account over the weekend. “This pissweasel IS the machine – peddling the sort of inane, blame-heavy bullshit that the guys in [Rage Against The Machine] have been raging against since day one…”

I’m not sure if we’re supposed to pronounce the title of the podcast ‘FaRAYGE Against The Machine’, or if Farage thinks the band are called Raj Against The Machine. It may be that it’s just a shit attempt at a pun that doesn’t even really work.

This isn’t the first time the band have had run-in with Farage. Back in 2012, guitarist Tom Morello tweeted angrily after learning that the UK Independence Party – then under Farage’s leadership – had been inexplicably using RATM’s Christmas song ‘Killing In The Name’ at political events.

“Hey UKIP & Nigel Farage: Stop using ‘Killing In The Name’ for your racist/rightwing rallies”, he wrote. “We are against everything you stand for. STOP. IT”.

Anyway, now you know that Nigel Farage has a new podcast. Sorry about that. I’d tell you that we have a podcast too, but I don’t want the two shows linked in your head. Stop thinking about either of them. Stop. It.