Tag Archive: John Oliver

Nov 16 2020

John Oliver – Trump & Election Results

A week after Joe Biden’s win in the US presidential election, the host of HBO’s Last Week Tonight John Oliver discusses Donald Trump’s various attempts to overturn the results, why his claims don’t hold water, and the consequences of indulging him.

Nov 09 2020

Election Results 2020: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver

John Oliver discusses the long week of US presidential election results, including Donald Trump’s various attempts to make the election appear illegitimate, and a historic win for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris. TMC for ek hornbeck

Oct 13 2019

Rant of the Week: John Oliver and Stephen Colbert’s First Date

HBO “Last week Tonight” host John Oliver flipped places with CBS “late Night” host Stephen Colbert discussing first dates over a glass of white wine.

Aug 12 2019

From His Cold Dead Hands

On Sunday, John Oliver, host of HBO’s “Last Week Tonight,” finally pried that gun out of the former president of the NRA Charlton Heston’s cold dead hands then proceeded to take on the NRA and the squatter in the Oval Office with an epic opening segment.

Jun 10 2019

Equal Rights Amendment – One State From Ratification

On June 4th, one hundred years ago, congress passed the 19th Amendment which gave women the right to vote after it was ratified by the states one year later. While the amendment was a huge step for women’s rights, it did not protect them against discrimination. It did not guarantee equality with men. That brings …

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Aug 13 2018

That Grassroot Maybe Astroturf

Atroturfing is a practice intended to give the statements or organizations credibility by withholding information about the source’s financial connection. The term astroturfing is derived from AstroTurf, a brand of synthetic carpeting designed to resemble natural grass, as a play on the word “grassroots.” The implication behind the use of the term is that instead …

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Jun 27 2018

How To Get A Cable Network Banned In China

It’s actually much simpler than you would think, China being very thinned skinned about criticism of its leaders and policies. The host of HBO’s “Last week Tonight” John Oliver did it in twenty minutes. How exactly did he achieve that, you ask? Simple, he compared China’s President Xi Jinping to that honey loving cartoon bear …

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Nov 13 2017

John Oliver : The Lasting Consequences of the Troll President

Last night John Oliver, host of HBO’s “Last Week Tonight,” gave an insightful dissertation on the techniques that Trump and his followers have used to undermine norms of governing and how Americans talk about ideas. Allowing Trump’s techniques to spread to other politicians and media outlets so that it becomes the pervasive doctrine of the …

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Jul 16 2017

Rant of the Week: Dueling Dead Presidents

Only John Oliver and Stephen Colbert stage a battle of insults between two dead presidents, Warren G. Harding and Zachary Taylor, using their wax statues. After agreeing to disagree, the statues kiss and make up.

Jul 04 2017

Waxing Dead Presidents

The Hall of Presidents Wax museum in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania may be gone but the waxy figures “live” on in the homes of very interesting people. You might wonder why anyone would want, or do with, one of these life size replicas, or in the case of John Oliver, host of HBO’s “Last Week Tonight,” five …

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