HBO host John Oliver opened his Sunday episode of “Last Week Tonight” with the decision to talk about something hilarious and somewhat positive instead of diving right into the depressing week of reality.
EuroVision ended its season in Israel with one of the top bands, Hatari, being a self-described “Icelandic, award-winning, anti-capitalist, techno performance, BDSM band.”
Oliver explained that the band largely did well because the show has tried desperately to stay away from commenting on politics, but this band went there and people loved them for it, even if they didn’t disagree.
Ironically, the lead singer responded to their newly-found fame as helping them be “one step closer to our plan to destroy capitalism.” Oliver noted that while some might think the band is unqualified to comment on economic policy, one of the members of the band says that he is the son of the Icelandic ambassador to the U.K.
“Now, you may be thinking that’s the most embarrassing child of a prominent political figure you’ve ever seen, but let me remind you of the continued existence of Meghan McCain,” Oliver said, before gasping in faux shock at the audience’s reaction.
“Oh no! Oh no!” Oliver exclaimed to calls from the audience. “Oh, I bet her husband is going to get so mad at me now! What on earth is he going to tweet and then delete? I can’t wait to find out!”
The reference was to McCain’s husband who went on the attack against “Late Night” host Seth Meyers this week after he and McCain had an extremely civilized conversation about an issue they disagreed on. Meyers used the moment to illustrate that people of different perspectives can talk about politics without turning it into a drama-fest of irrational shouting.
The following morning, however, McCain’s husband, Ben Domenech, went off on Meyers doing exactly what Meyers was criticizing commentators of doing. Domenech ultimately deleted his tweets, explaining he shouldn’t have lost it.
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MSNBC’s Mika shames Lindsey Graham for ruining his reputation to become a Trump flunky: ‘As bad as Rudy’
MSNBC's Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski mocked President Donald Trump and Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) for their reactions to the first Democratic presidential debate.
The president insisted he wouldn't watch Wednesday's debate, but later declared it "BORING!" and criticized MSNBC for a technical issue during the broadcast.
"As usual, the president could not help himself from watching," Brzezinski said. "This is like his 'Morning Joe' thing -- he can't help himself."
The "Morning Joe" co-hosts then turned their attention to Graham, who has turned from a strong Trump critic during the 2016 GOP primaries to joking about Trump serving an unconstitutional third term.
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An amphora is a narrow necked Roman jar designed to hold liquid products including oil and wine.
Feisty Trump sets tone as stormy G20 looms
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The long-running US-China trade war looked set to dominate the two-day meeting of world leaders in Osaka from Friday but clashes also loomed over climate and hotspots including North Korea and Iran.
On board Air Force One en route to Japan, Trump fired off a characteristically bullish tweet, chiding long-standing ally India for "unacceptable" tariffs on American goods.