John Oliver Keeps It Real After Paris Attacks: ‘F*ck These A**holes!’ (VIDEO)

ADDICTING INFO A lot has been said regarding the horrific attacks that occurred last Friday in Paris, France. Many have expressed their sympathy for the French people and all those affected by such atrocious acts. Many shows have even touched upon the attacks with their own tribute in one way or another. However, one person… More John Oliver Keeps It Real After Paris Attacks: ‘F*ck These A**holes!’ (VIDEO)

John Oliver destroys Fox News over staggeringly offensive refugee coverage

SALON John Oliver took on the heartbreaking stories of the Syrian refugee crisis Sunday night on Last Week Tonight. Oliver began with an all out assault on Fox News for showing what they said was a new video online that “some” say makes people nervous about taking in refugees. The footage featured a packed public transit train… More John Oliver destroys Fox News over staggeringly offensive refugee coverage

John Oliver and Helen Mirren debunk U.S. torture practices: “The reason so many of us believe that torture works is that it does—on TV”

SALON Oliver enlisted the help of Dame Helen Mirren to read some excerpts from the SIC’s public torture report “Last Week Tonight” host John Oliver says that Americans have been “dangerously misinformed” about the U.S.’ torture practices and encouraged everyone to read the “condensed” 500-page report the Senate Intelligence Committee made available to the public… More John Oliver and Helen Mirren debunk U.S. torture practices: “The reason so many of us believe that torture works is that it does—on TV”

Rachel Maddow says what we’re all thinking about John Oliver

Salon The MSNBC pundit says she’d love to “use dogs with fake paws to reenact Supreme Court oral arguments Rachel Maddow addressed two very important issues surrounding the Supreme Court of the United States on Monday night. The first of which, Maddow explains, took place on HBO. Yes, Maddow discussed John Oliver and his use… More Rachel Maddow says what we’re all thinking about John Oliver

John Oliver presents: The enduring influence of Ayn Rand, ‘selfish *sshole’

The Raw Story On HBO’s Last Week Tonight, host John Oliver presented an informational segment on the enduring influence of libertarian writer Ayn Rand on politicians and captains of industry, asking, ‘Ayn Rand: How is she still a thing?” Noting that Rand is popular with conservatives, despite the inability by many of them to pronounce… More John Oliver presents: The enduring influence of Ayn Rand, ‘selfish *sshole’

Must-see morning clip: John Oliver’s amazing takedown of the Miss America pageant

Salon How is Miss America “still a thing?” wonders John Oliver In just 15 minutes, John Oliver’s “Last Week Tonight” has taken down the sexist tradition of beauty pageants, challenged the credibility of the entire Miss America organization, and brilliantly parodied the ridiculous production that is the pageant. The segment also illustrated how, increasingly, Oliver’s… More Must-see morning clip: John Oliver’s amazing takedown of the Miss America pageant

John Oliver: US prisons are full because ‘our drug laws are a little draconian, and a lot racist’

The Raw Story On an extended segment on HBO’s Last Week Tonight, host John Oliver tackled the subject of America’s prison system — from high incarceration rates due to “draconian” drug laws to prison rape and privatization. Oliver began by pointing out that America has more prisoners than any other country in the world, with nearly… More John Oliver: US prisons are full because ‘our drug laws are a little draconian, and a lot racist’

John Oliver shows why Hobby Lobby’s arguments were so irrational (Not censored)

Daily Kos Two weeks ago, before the decision was handed down, John Oliver showed why the Hobby Lobby case was so mind-numbingly irrational on so many fronts. What these companies are arguing is that the sincerity of their beliefs should allow them a line item veto over federal law. But government is not an à… More John Oliver shows why Hobby Lobby’s arguments were so irrational (Not censored)

John Oliver pits Bill Nye and 96 scientists against 3 climate change-denying ‘dudes’

I really like John Oliver’s HBO show… The Raw Story Addressing a recently released report on climate change, John Oliver invited the ubiquitous Bill Nye the Science Guy on to Last Week Tonight to debate a generic climate change denier before adding more panel members to mathematically represent scientific consensus. Following clips of news anchors and President… More John Oliver pits Bill Nye and 96 scientists against 3 climate change-denying ‘dudes’

Stewart Praises Budget Deal: Hallelujah! A Break From All the ‘Congressional F*ckery!

Mediaite It’s been so long since Congress actually compromised on something, Jon Stewart seemed almost giddy Wednesday night that there’s a budget deal that could very well pass. Stewart even played “Hallelujah” in celebration, though quite frankly, absolutely no one on either side is really happy about this. Stewart fully expected to do another cursory look at… More Stewart Praises Budget Deal: Hallelujah! A Break From All the ‘Congressional F*ckery!