Tag Archives: John Oliver

John Oliver Blast Trump On Climate Change [VIDEO]

HuffPost recaps: John Oliver railed against President Donald Trump for delivering a “flamboyantly deceptive” speech during his announcement about the U.S. withdrawing from the Paris Agreement to combat climate change. Oliver fact-checked Trump’s remarks, first tackling the moment the president claimed the world celebrated the signing of the accord because it put the U.S. at an “economic disadvantage.” “What are …

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John Oliver Rants About “Stupid Watergate” [VIDEO]

The AV Club recaps: As a rule, Last Week Tonight takes the form of a Daily Show-style recap of the week in appalling news, then a long segment of host John Oliver doing a more extensive survey of a lesser known, somehow more appalling single issue. But this past week of unrelenting, unprecedented bullshit flung from the Trump White House …

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John Olivers Rants On Trump/Comey/Russia [VIDEO]

Deadline reports: Capping the week, on Friday Trump threatened the man he fired as FBI director, tweeting, “James Comey better hope there are no ‘tapes’ of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press.” Trump has “made it very clear he fired director of the FBI at least partially due to unhappiness with the bureau’s investigation into his campaign’s …

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FCC Claims John Oliver Fans Launched Attack On Their Site After His Segment On Net Neutrality [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: The Federal Communications Commission is claiming its website was hit by a cyberattack late Sunday night. The attack came shortly after comedian John Oliver urged viewers of his HBO show “Last Week Tonight” to file comments on the site in support of the agency’s net neutrality rules, which FCC Chairman Ajit Pai is aiming to roll back. …

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John Oliver Tees Off On Trumpcare [VIDEO]

The Week recaps: House Speaker Paul Ryan and other Republicans are insisting that the bill guarantees insurance access to people with pre-existing conditions, despite the last-minute change, but that’s ingenuous since any small gap in insurance coverage could easily result in such a customer priced out of the insurance market altogether, Oliver explained. “It’s like if your daughter asks, ‘Can …

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John Oliver Issues Warning On Marine Le Pen [VIDEO]

If you’re unfamiliar with the French presidential runoff system, Oliver provides a good explanation. The Daily Beast recaps: John Oliver has a message for France: “Don’t fuck up, too.” On Sunday’s edition of Last Week Tonight, the British comedian broke down the upcoming French presidential election. With current president François Hollande, a Socialist, enjoying a dismal 4 percent approval rating—due …

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John Oliver Blasts Trump And Media On Syria [VIDEO]

Raw Story recaps: On Sunday’s edition of “Last Week Tonight,” host John Oliver wrecked the Trump administration’s attack on Syria this week, but reserved particular scorn for the media figures who suddenly reversed course and became uncritical supporters of the administration. Brian Williams’ decision to quote a Leonard Cohen song was particularly awful, Oliver said. “This is not a song, …

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John Oliver Rips Into GOP Rep. Devin Nunes [VIDEO]

Deadline recaps: John Oliver continued to open Last Week Tonight with an update on the continuing investigation of Donald Trump and Russia, aka “Stupid Watergate” –so named “because it has all the potential consequences of Watergate, but everyone involved is really stupid,” he explained. Many many question surround Nunes, Oliver noted. Why, for instance, did he make such a big …

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John Oliver Tees Off On Trump’s Budget [VIDEO]

The Week recaps: “Look, there is nothing wrong with cuts in principle, but with budgets, as with haircuts, it’s where and how you cut that matters,” Oliver said. For example, you don’t slash the EPA, State Department, USAID, public broadcasting, and the National Endowments for the Arts and Humanities as a cost-cutting measure — together they make up 1.62 percent …

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John Oliver Blasts “Vicious” Trumpcare Bill [VIDEO]

TIME reports: The American Health Care Act (ACHA) is here and according to John Oliver it’s “the legislative equivalent of Pirates of the Caribbean 5.” “You may not have wanted it, it looks awful, but it’s here anyway,” Oliver said on Last Week Tonight while focusing his attention on the health care bill that the GOP unveiled this week to …

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John Oliver Tees Off On Sessions/Russia [VIDEO]

Mediaite recaps: Late night veteran John Oliver opened up Last Week Tonight on Sunday going after Attorney General Jeff Sessions. The comedian skewered the former Alabama Senator for his Russia ties and the self-inflicted wound of failing to disclose his meeting with Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak. Oliver took issue with Sessions seemingly bringing up his non-involvement with Russia unasked. “There …

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John Oliver Rips GOP On Flailing Obamacare Repeal: They Still Have No Idea How To Go About It [VIDEO]

Bustle reports: You know how the Republicans in Congress have been trying to repeal the Affordable Care Act for ages? And now that they actually have the chance to do it, they seem to have no replacement in place? Yeah, well your favorite late night host has noticed it too. John Oliver’s Obamacare segment took the talking points that make …

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John Oliver On The Trump/Putin Friendship [VIDEO]

TIME recaps: This week, Last Week Tonight turned its attention to Russia, which, John Oliver joked with viewers, is the country that gave us “potentially the 45th President of the United States.” As Oliver says, “It’s a bit weird that [Trump] has been objectively nicer to Vladimir Putin than to Meryl Streep.” Trump has made no secret of his belief …

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John Oliver: Trump Vs Truth [VIDEO]

The Washington Post recaps: John Oliver is now in the advertising business. On the season four premiere of “Last Week Tonight,” he revealed a series of TV spots that will run when he believes Donald Trump will be watching — during morning news shows on MSNBC, Fox News and CNN. The commercials are designed to educate the president, Oliver said, …

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John Oliver Riffs On Trump’s “Exhausting” First Weeks

Entertainment Weekly reports: It’s a different late-night game in the era of President Trump, and for John Oliver, “it’s exhausting.” The Last Week Tonight host popped over to The Late Show on Tuesday for a chat with Stephen Colbert about covering the Trump administration, including concerns over troubling Trump advisor Steve Bannon, Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, and the controversial …

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John Oliver: Trump Is Like A Magic 8 Ball, Every Time You Shake Him You Get A Different Answer [VIDEO]

Deadline reviews: Oliver ticked off some of his campaign vows, calling it “the To Do list on Satan’s refrigerator.” “Some argue he might not have meant all those things,” the late night host said. “That leaves us with two bad options: Either we just elected a president who didn’t mean a single word he said, or we elected one who …

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John Oliver: Trump Is My Fault [VIDEO]

Via Deadline: It is frankly hard to believe there ever was a time when people thought a Trump candidacy would be funny, Oliver acknowledged. “But there was such a time,” he confessed, “Because, as you may remember, three years ago I guest-hosted The Daily Show. Cue up The Daily Show video of Trump saying he would consider a White House …

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John Oliver On The Latest Email Probe [VIDEO]

Via Deadline: “We did not want to talk about the election at all this week. We so badly wanted to give everyone a break,” John Oliver apologized to viewers at the top of Sunday’s Last Week Tonight. The show had to dump a segment about pirates running for election in Iceland, he said regretfully, mourning the scrubbing of “some solid …

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John Oliver On The Opioid Epidemic [VIDEO]

The Week recaps: “I would like to talk to you about drugs,” John Oliver said on Sunday’s Last Week Tonight, but not in some 1960s “reefer madness” way. “Unfortunately, America is now in the midst of a new drug crisis, and it seems that no one is safe from it,” he said. That would be the “epidemic of addiction to …

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GREEN PARTY: Jill Stein Is Furious With John Oliver’s “Hypocritical” Attack On Her Student Debt Plan

Via press release from the Green Party: We were pleasantly surprised when John Oliver’s research team reached out to us regarding several statements that have been frequently taken out of context to ask if we felt they were missing any context, which we promptly provided. It was beyond disappointing to see that our responses were completely ignored. The same tired, …

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