John Oliver calls out broadcast and social media for creating President Trump (video)


“A Klan-backed misogynist internet troll is going to be delivering the next State Of The Union address. This is not normal. It is fucked up.”

John Oliver didn’t hold back as he explored the many different strands of what led America into Trumpageddon and what that means for us all. But there was one group about which he was especially scathing.

“John Oliver saved a sharp jab for the media, asking how “a system that is supposed to catch a serial liar failed”.

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He singled out CNN’s much-criticised decision to run Trump’s campaign speeches in their entirety, and the social media echo chamber that promotes “microtargeted news” and “fake facts” that confirm our own biases.

“Weird conspiracy bullshit has always been bubbling under the surface, but Trump was the first candidate to harness and fully legitimise it,” said Oliver.” (The Age 15 November 2016)

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