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John Oliver: ‘Stop and frisk’ like catch and release fishing — but all the fish are brown

Tuesday night on The Daily Show, host John Oliver ripped into New York City’s stop-and-frisk policy, which allows police officers to detain and search anyone they suspect of a crime. Oliver noted the vast amount of people subjected to stop-and-frisks were black or Hispanic. Daily Show correspondent Jessica Williams —…

John Oliver: You do not pair a penis with red wine

Monday night on The Daily Show, host John Oliver proved that Australia’s presidential elections were just as much of a gaffe-filled fun-fest as America’s presidential elections. Why venture into Australian politics? Oliver hoped the demonstration would make Americans cut down the current election season from four years to one month.…

John Oliver highlights the epidemic of rape in the U.S. military

Sexual assault in the military is so bad that the do-nothing Congress is actually doing something, The Daily Show host John Oliver said Thursday night. President Barack Obama has called for members of the military found guilty of rape to face severe consequences. Some judges, however, have claimed Obama’s statement…

John Oliver rips into Republicans over their ‘sharknado of voter suppression’

Don’t worry about the political “clown car” of 2016 presidential candidates, The Daily Show host John Oliver said Monday, because you won’t be able to vote anyway. Oliver discovered there was a “sharknado of voter suppression” sweeping across the nation thanks to the Supreme Court and Republican-controlled state legislatures. Republicans…

John Oliver mocks sleaze factory Anthony Weiner over latest sexting scandal

Wednesday night on The Daily Show, host John Oliver gleefully mocked New York City mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner over his latest sexting scandal. “He did it again? Why did he even need to do that? Who did he think had possibly not seen his photo from last time?” Oliver remarked.…

Hate the wall-to-wall coverage of the royal baby? Watch John Oliver destroy it

The Daily Show host John Oliver on Tuesday night mocked the media’s coverage of the newly born son of Prince William and Kate Middleton. He said the pomp surrounding the birth was like a “royal f*ck you” to every other baby born that day. Though Oliver hoped the birth of…

John Oliver rebukes CNN for simultaneously destroying rock music and the news

Thursday night on The Daily Show, host John Oliver mocked CNN over its “Rock Block” segment. He noted CNN had managed to both “sucked the fun out of rock and the weight out of news.” Oliver said the segment was similar to how British people cooked food: it was neither…

John Oliver highlights blatant racial double standard in Florida’s self-defense laws

Monday night on The Daily Show, host John Oliver ripped into the “fucking crazy” state of Florida over George Zimmerman’s not guilty verdict. He noted the state’s self-defense laws were not only “incredibly stupid,” they also were not applied equally. Zimmerman was considered innocent after killing an unarmed teen in…

John Oliver on GOP reaction to gay marriage: What is it with these people and animals?

Thursday night on The Daily Show, host John Oliver lampooned the overblown condemnation of the Supreme Court’s landmark marriage rulings. He noted that Republicans always seemed to arrive at the same point when discussing same-sex marriage: bestiality. Oliver couldn’t help but express his bewilderment with the “definitely not perverted brains”…

John Oliver: Snowden exposes the blindness of the all-seeing U.S. government

The Daily Show host John Oliver on Monday night mocked the failing U.S. efforts to track down and extradite NSA leaker Edward Snowden. Oliver observed that Snowden had ironically exposed the government’s power and its powerlessness. The “all-seeing, all-knowing” government couldn’t “find the front of a human centipede if their…

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