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 … Continue reading

Trump watch 13: Trumpocalypse Now! (video)


It should come as no surprise that the FBI found no evidence of Clinton criminality in the Weiner emails just as it is unsurprising that the whole invented sideshow likely cost her votes. Cause and effect definitely *not* totally clear, … Continue reading

Trump watch 12: Donald loves Michael Moore (video)


Last week I considered giving-up on Trump watch. It’s bad enough seeing and hearing about the shameful, arrogant, foul misdemeanours and even crimes perpetrated by this disgusting turd in a suit without having to relive those moments repeatedly while wading through … Continue reading

Trump watch 11: I’m a sex pest, believe me (video)


As I write this, Donald Trump and his surrogates are desperately engaged in a dangerous distraction campaign. Having failed to address the NINE separate allegations of sexual impropriety this week, the campaign has retreated to its “safe space”- accusations of … Continue reading

John Oliver: who’s more corrupt, Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump? (video)


John Oliver gives a 20 minute forensic examination of Donald Trump’s and Hillary Clinton’s scandals that have dominated headlines during the 2016 election. For him, one of them is “quantifiably worse.” “The point is, this campaign has been dominated by scandals, … Continue reading

Trump watch: surrogates, extreme vetting, and John Oliver has some advice for Donald Trump (video)


Is there a job worse than being a surrogate for Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump? Trevor Noah doesn’t think so. On last Monday’s episode of Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show, Noah expressed heartfelt sympathy for the people whose job is … Continue reading

John Oliver signs-up to be a Trump “election observer” (video)


Recapping another week in the life of the ever-pivoting Donald Trump campaign, HBO’s John Oliver pointed out that last week was definitely supposed to belong to the GOP presidential nominee. “This was the 53rd consecutive week he was going to … Continue reading

John Oliver on the RNC: bringing feelings to a fact fight (video)


“John Oliver returned to the late-night airwaves Sunday night following a month-long hiatus and, not surprisingly, the British comedian’s first order of business was to discuss the ongoing presidential election cycle or, as Oliver called it, the “3-D IMAX S–T-Fit … Continue reading

Uruguay’s victory against Big Tobacco is more than just a local triumph (incl John Oliver video)


Uruguay recently won a landmark case against the tobacco firm Philip Morris International. The company sued the Latin American state after it introduced two measures affecting tobacco packaging: that graphic health warnings cover 80% of cigarette packets, and that tobacco … Continue reading

John Oliver vents his spleen over UK’s Brexit vote (video)


“John Oliver, already known as a vocal opponent of Brexit, has delivered a furious monologue attacking the British prime minister and key figures in the campaign for the UK to leave the EU. “The United Kingdom,” the British host of … Continue reading

John Oliver destroys the case for a Brexit (video)


John Oliver’s epic take-down of the case for Brexit, “Brexit the Movie” and UKIP is a thing of great and hilarious beauty. If you have a vote this Thursday, but still have no idea what a Brexit is or why … Continue reading

John Oliver on racist Trump and his fake university (video)


Last Week Tonight host John Oliver devoted the opening segment of his show to the widening scandal over Donald Trump’s fraudulent Trump University — and his commentary rivaled his Drumpf episode. After touching upon Trump’s racist comments about Judge Gonzalo … Continue reading

John Oliver explains the “rigged” US presidential primaries (video)


“American voters are rightfully pissed off by a perplexing electoral system – or as John Oliver calls it, “an erratic clusterfuck every four years” – where a presidential candidate can win a primary or caucus yet receive fewer delegates than … Continue reading

Lethal injections and the tragedy of America’s execution addiction (video)


It began in Utah back in 1977. On January 17 of that year, Gary Gilmore became the first man to be executed in the US for more than a decade, ending a national moratorium on the death penalty. Gilmore, guilty … Continue reading

James O’Brien and satire v Donald Trump’s vile and violent voters (video)


Much has been written about Donald Trump‘s incitement of his supporters to undertake acts of violence against protestors at his rallies, and all of it appears to be true. The extensive media coverage of everything Trump says and does and … Continue reading