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‘Oh, for f*ck’s sake!’ John Oliver lampoons media’s coverage of Edward Snowden

By Eric W. Dolan
Thursday, June 13, 2013 0:13 EDT
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The Daily Show host John Oliver on Wednesday night mocked the media’s shallow and tabloid-esque coverage of NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden. Rather than discuss the legal and ethical ramifications of leaking classified information, many outlets decided to zero in on trite personal information, such as Snowden’s educational history. The media also took an interest in Snowden’s pole-dancing bohemian girlfriend, causing Oliver to reluctantly remark, “I’d never thought I’d hear myself say this, but I am not interested in any pole-dancing YouTube channels right now.”

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Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan has served as an editor for Raw Story since August 2010, and is based out of Sacramento, California. He grew up in the suburbs of Chicago and received a Bachelor of Science from Bradley University. Eric is also the publisher and editor of PsyPost. You can follow him on Twitter @ewdolan.
 
 
 
 
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