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Venezuela 

Venezuela is in deep economic crisis. People in Venezuela are suffering immensely for the epic management from Nicolás Maduro's government. That is why people are now taking desperate ... See full summary »

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Paul Pennolino

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Brian Parise
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David Kaye ... Voice Over (voice)
John Oliver ... Himself - Host
Wilmer Valderrama
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Venezuela is in deep economic crisis. People in Venezuela are suffering immensely for the epic management from Nicolás Maduro's government. That is why people are now taking desperate measures like violent protests, food riots etc. Despite the extreme conditions Maduro failed to content the situation, instead he made the inflation unbearable. As well as Maduro changed Venezuela's democratic process to stay in power and eventually dominated the election where there was virtually no actual opponents. Written by Niaz Islam Arif

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Comedy | News | Talk-Show

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13 May 2018 (USA) See more »

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Each episode's title screens includes a faux Latin motto referencing a recent event. This week's "Hypocritus" and a photo of Eric Schneiderman refers to the resignation of New York's attorney general; a Trump antagonist who positioned himself as a leading defender of women. On 8th May 2018, he resigned amid allegations of physical abuse. See more »

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I cannot express my level of disappointment (hint: it's great)
31 August 2018 | by bfleurySee all my reviews

The United States is currently in a political crisis and has been for the past 30 years. The reason -- the unwillingness of the supposed mainstream media to cover stories the go against the policies of the corporate elite and to engage in (now legal) governmental propaganda that fits a narrative pushed by the state department, the Pentagon, or a particular political interest group.

During the reign of Jon Stewart on The Daily Show, the media, to their complete surprise, began to realize that Americans were being better informed by comedians than by pundits and media giants armed with an overriding agenda and axe to grind. Now, Stewart has left the field (how did he know it was time?) and one of his brilliant colleagues, John Oliver, has his own show.

Last Week Tonight started out famously with his tirades against animal cruelty (chicken farmers/corporate food producers) and his support for Internet NET neutrality rules. With the campaign/election of Trump, however, Oliver like his former colleague Samantha Bee, he joined the rest of the media in Trump derangement syndrome or at least in the same spirit, based his jokes on the craziness of the Trump campaign/presidency.

With this "report" on Venezuela before their presidential election, Oliver has plumbed the depths of using ridicule/humor to benefit the oligarchy at the expense of the truth. There are many very detailed rebukes of this error-filled segment, anyone can look them up.

I can stomach the anti-Trump stupidity because sometimes it can be really clever and funny. It is mostly frustrating since, unlike his (possible) mentor or former boss Jon Stewart, his ridicule is being used for evil rather than for a beneficial purpose.

I will continue to watch, but this episode stood out as the worst example of his pushing popular media memes rather than looking under the covers for the underlying truth.


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