On Sunday's Last Week Tonight, John Oliver looked at the turbulent on-going situation in Ferguson, Missouri in the wake of Michael Brown's shooting and how the city's excessive police response is only the latest example of the increasing militarization of America's police forces.
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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"
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On Sunday’s Last Week Tonight, John Oliver aimed his wit and sarcasm at America’s terrifying nuclear weapons program – which turns out to be oversized, outdated, and riddled with incompetence.
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If John Oliver is to be believed then Anderson Cooper is to covering the war in Gaza what Dorian Gray was the painting in his attic. Sunday’s Last Week Tonight pointed out Cooper’s impressive, if eerie, lack of apparent aging over the years that the journalist has been reporting from the Middle East.
“How does he still look the same?” Oliver pondered to his audience. “Somehow in five years this situation has not improved, and [Cooper’s] face has lost none of its virile yet tender magnetism.”
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John Oliver's Last Week Tonight has a very simple public service announcement to the some 40,000 tourists who choose to visit Antarctica annually: Please stop visiting; you are literally ruining the continent. Various forms of Antarctic tourism ranging from scenic viewing flights to on-foot expedition have steadily picked up in popularity since the 1960s. Given that humans by-and-large do not inhabit Antarctica, the land is as pristine as it is vulnerable.
Antarctica’s tourism board isn’t particularly good about communicating the damaging effects our collective interest in its seal and penguin population is having on the landscape, but thankfully Oliver’s team has put together a TV spot to convey just that message.
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