This motormouth “comedian,” John Oliver, gave this 24 minute rant on his HBO show, “Last Week Tonight.” It ran June 18th. If you want a peek at what the “entertainment” industry is pushing on the American people, take a look.
Whatever happened to comedy? This is mean spirited, targeted hysterical propaganda. It’s disturbing to think many young people think he’s right. They probably even think it’s the moral point of view.
Only problem is, it’s deceptive. Notice the editing of the Sean Hannity bit around 11 minutes into this rant. Hannity’s voice changes as they go to a cut of him calling out a girl in the audience. He is using his Bill Clinton impersonation. Yet they don’t allude to that and have edited it to make it appear a natural segue from his patriotic comments. I hope Hannity sues.
Then when he mentions the Appalachian project Oliver doesn’t tell you that it was a complete failure. The lives and incomes of the coal miners, who it was supposed to help, remain unchanged in the decades it was implemented. Bet a lot of that money went to friends of Senator Robert Byrd.
You wouldn’t have to drill deep to find lots of other errors. The Murray Energy Corporation and its chief executive Robert E. Murray found enough to sue. They claim that Oliver’s 24-minute segment was “false, injurious, and defamatory,” and was an “attempt to advance their biases against the coal industry and their disdain for the coal-related policies of the Trump Administration.” They added that Time Warner “is widely reported as a top ten donor of Hillary Clinton” and that Clinton has “an agenda of putting coal miners and companies out of business.”
Anyone who thinks critically would ask why a propagandist has to be so hyper. That’s because he doesn’t want the audience to dwell on anything too long because they might recognize that he’s not making sense. Rapid fire delivery does that.
So do props. What are we in third grade?
It’s tragic that this passes for humor.