HBO’s John Oliver: Donald Sterling ‘one-upped’ Bundy for week’s biggest racist

By Tom Boggioni
Sunday, April 27, 2014 23:17 EDT
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On John Oliver’s inaugural HBO show Last Week Tonight, the former Daily Show correspondent took a shot at both Los Angeles Clipper’s owner Donald Sterling and cattle rancher Cliven Bundy over their racist comments regarding African-Americans.

Saying “It turned out to be a rough week for unrepentant racists and recording devices,” Oliver ran clips of the Sterling coverage over his taped complaints to his girlfriend about her Instagram photos with black people.

“Wow. That is genuinely shocking,” Oliver said. “An eighty year-old man knows about Instagram.”

Saying Sterling would “get back in everyone’s good graces” because, “who can stay mad at that racist face?” Oliver pointed out that “this horrific human” had “managed to one up the previous most racist person of the week, Cliven Bundy.”

Oliver proceeded to run footage of Bundy’s Friday morning interview with CNN which started with the host pointing out that Bundy was cradling a dead calf to his chest.

Oliver called it the “single greatest introduction to an interview in the history of the english language.”

Watch the video below via YouTube:

Tom Boggioni
Tom Boggioni
Tom Boggioni is based in the quaint seaside community of Pacific Beach in less quaint San Diego. He writes about politics, media, culture, and other annoyances. Mostly he spends his days at the beach gazing at the horizon waiting for the end of the world, or the sun to go down. Whichever comes first.
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