John Oliver Tackles That American Football Team With The Racist Name (Video)

John Oliver Tackles That American Football Team With The Racist Name (Video)Here’s John Oliver and Last Week Tonight’s contribution to the controversy over the name of the “football team for some reason not yet formerly known as the Washington Redskins.” Except of course that the team name’s wrongness is not so much “controversial” as “completely obvious,” to just about everyone but team owner Dan Snyder. Now, if only someone could make an ad illustrating just how weak the argument is for keeping that name… And so here it is.

And since HBO is getting cheap with its clips, only giving us these four minutes, here’s another four minutes: a follow- up to Last Week Tonight’s piece a couple weeks back on net neutrality, in which we learn that FCC chair Tom Wheeler does not consider himself to be a dingo. John Oliver has doubts:

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  • elvigy

    I’m really liking this show even more than the Daily Show. I’m going to hate when my free 3 months of HBO are up.

  • arrrghle

    Ironically, the “magician” guy in the fake commercial is actually a friend of mine who’s gorgeous, intelligent, and talented, and was probably a total babe magnet before he got hitched to his equally gorgeous wife.

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