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John Oliver Takes Aim at the Crumbling Wall Between Advertising and Editorial News: VIDEO

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With business-sponsored content popping up everywhere from Buzzfeed to The New York Times, John Oliver used a segment on Sunday's Last Week Tonight to carefully explain why blurring the line between editorial content and advertising in news media is bad news for the rest of us.  

"That's not bulls**t, its repurposed bovine waste" 

Check it out, AFTER THE JUMP...


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  1. He didn't mention the worst abuse - content written by the advertiser which pays the publication to print it. Solve two problems at once: revenue plus no outrageously expensive cost of paying a writer (who is freelance and paid less than minimum wage)!

    The headlines write themselves:
    Exxon: "CO2 is good for you by suppressing fires."
    ADM: "High fructose corn syrup makes sure you'll never be underweight."
    NRA: "Arm your kids. What could possibly go wrong?"

    Posted by: Hue-Man | Aug 4, 2014 11:54:59 AM

  2. If this Brit not mentioning the BBC abbuses then he is just anti-american for money himself...

    Posted by: rochon | Aug 4, 2014 12:01:30 PM

  3. The boxer at the end made the watching worth it. Really, really great abs.

    Posted by: Mike in the Tundra | Aug 4, 2014 5:23:22 PM

  4. Oh the irony...

    Posted by: Randy | Aug 4, 2014 5:47:27 PM

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