The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) says it cannot provide more information proving that it was the victim of a cyberattack in May. The agency's Electronic Comment Filing System went down shortly after comedian John Oliver told viewers to file comments in favor of net neutrality in a segment on his HBO show Last Week Tonight. Show More Summary
You might recall that when HBO comedian John Oliver originally addressed net neutrality on his show in 2014, the FCC website crashed under the load of concerned consumers eager to support the creation of real net neutrality rules. When...Show More Summary
Back in 2014, John Oliver ran an excellent piece explaining civil asset forfeiture, which is a policy that allows the police to seize assets (money, cars, houses, etc.) that they believe were involved in criminal activity. In theory, this is...
Are they really moderating forces in the White House?
On Tuesday's episode of HBO’s “Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel,” correspondent David Scott got the rare opportunity to speak to pugnacious Chechen Republic head Ramzan Kadyrov. The result was an explosive encounter in which Kadyrov voiced...Show More Summary
Sounds like a John Oliver segment, doesn’t it? As we all know from checking our favorite news apps, the line between satire and news has all but vanished anyhow. Last week, in the friendly confines of the Wall Street Journal op-ed page, the News Media Alliance initiative to gain an antitrust exemption lit many fuses....
If you were wondering what Stephen Colbert’s Late Show and John Oliver’s Last Week Tonight were going to do with those Wax Presidents they recently purchased, when the Wax POTUS Museum went under in Getthsburgh, PA, your question was...Show More Summary
A few months ago, a bizarre competition broke out among various TV hosts, with Rachel Maddow, Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert, and John Oliver all sending staffers to Gettysburg, Pennsylvania to secure wax president statues being auctioned off by the Wax Presidential Museum. Show More Summary
You don't hear much about Warren G. Harding and Zachary Taylor, which makes sense. Harding died after two years in office and subsequently had his legacy demolished by scandals. Taylor, after accomplishing relatively little in the first...Show More Summary
[Announcer voice.] Get ready to ruuuuumble! Seeing Stephen Colbert and John Oliver bitch about politics together is already a sight for sore eyes, but if we were to ignore a certain orange man at the moment and instead focus on pre-21st century presidents, would the smack-talk still be as good? ... More »
On Friday night, Stephen Colbert and John Oliver settled some unfinished business over their wax Presidents.
John Oliver has covered the president's myriad scandals for months, but even he was stunned Donald Jr. would tweet out evidence the Trump campaign attempted to collude with the Russian government last summer. "We called this whole looming scandal—way back in March—we came up...
The Late Show host Stephen Colbert introduced a new segment with “Trump Attacked Me on Twitter” Hall of Fame on Tuesday, and the first inductees are English comedian, political commentator John Oliver, American cable news and talk radio host Joe Scarborough, and American news presenter and author Mika Brzezinski who currently co-hosts MSNBC’s weekday morning […]
A meeting of the minds took place Wednesday night for two of late-night television’s most outspoken Trump critics, as John Oliver and Stephen Colbert got together on CBS’s “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.” Not surprisingly, Donald Trump Jr.’s dealings...
John Oliver, who's currently "working but without doing a show," went on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert to talk about Russia, getting sued, and the Donald Trump Jr. incident.
The "Last Week Tonight" host is no longer sure Trump's presidency can be derailed. John Oliver has covered the president's myriad scandals for months, but he admits even he was stunned Donald Jr. would tweet out evidence the Trump campaign attempted to collude with the Russian government last summer. Show More Summary
John Oliver’s show may be on a break for a couple of weeks, but that didn’t stop him from weighing in on the latest development in what Last Week Tonight has long been calling “Stupid Watergate”: the Trump-Russia scandal. On Wednesday,...Show More Summary
"What kind of moron would lie about something this pathetic?"
Comedian John Oliver has become an official honoree in Stephen Colbert’s new “Trump Attacked Me on Twitter” Hall of Fame. The ever-incisive Oliver took a moment to reflect on the confusing “meaningless lie” in the tweet that got him into the illustrious Hall — a fateful missive sent out back in October 2015. “John Oliver…
Side note that I have to share: On Sunday, I was at the beach with the kids, watching them play in the ocean while I stood on the shore. At one point, a family walked between me and the kids,...