John Oliver isn’t Mad Max, he’s part of the problem



When I was first recommended John Oliver’s Last Week Tonight, I knew it wouldn’t be the last time. Oliver had the benefit of coming from The Daily Show, which became a cherished liberal institution under Jon Stewart and had a unique power to shape conversations among a lot of progressive internet users. If anything, Oliver has the potential to be more influential than the show that birthed him. “That John Oliver’s weekly video(s) will go viral is a given,” wrote John Herrman in a post on a clickbait ritual he calls the “John Oliver video sweepstakes.” John Oliver is “winning the internet.” More than just a content factory, though, on his HBO show Oliver is getting credit for something like prime-time activism—Time lauds what they call the “John Oliver effect.”

He’s really, really, popular. When I watched the first clip I…

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4 Responses to John Oliver isn’t Mad Max, he’s part of the problem

  1. liamofktn says:

    I know this might be an invasive question, but I read on Twitter that you moved to Nicaragua. Is that true? If so, how did you do it and how would you recommend someone else doing the same? Thanks for your help in advance.

  2. liamofktn says:

    Hey, I haven’t heard from you. Was wondering if you had any additional information to share.

    Also, I love that Twitter troll who went after you today. You might even say she’s an “Ann-Tagonist.” 😛

    Hope you’re doing well. 😉

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