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FCC claims of DDoS net neutrality attack were ‘bogus’

Pretty much everyone saw this coming.  A forthcoming report from the FCC’s Office of Inspector General reportedly dispels earlier dubious claims from the FCC that its comment system was hit by a distributed denial of service attack in May of last year. It turns out, after all, that the commission’s site was likely brought to...CONTINUE READING
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John Oliver tears in to Facebook’s ‘bullsh*t’ apology ads

You’ve undoubtedly seen those Facebook ads where the company is pleading, pleading that it’s taking fake news seriously numerous times already.  Well, Last Week Tonight’s John Oliver only has one response: “Fuck you.”  SEE ALSO: Facebook’s top security exec urges company to collect less user data Oliver tore into the social media giant on Sunday,...CONTINUE READING
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The Blockbuster from ‘Last Week Tonight’ just closed

The dream of Blockbuster was alive in Alaska, but no longer. The Blockbuster stores chugging along up North – including the one that John Oliver’s Last Week Tonight donated Russell Crowe-themed movie props to – are closing down. The last surviving Blockbuster will be in Bend, Or. SEE ALSO: Samantha Bee has always been Trump’s...CONTINUE READING
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Congratulations, John Oliver, on the koala chlamydia ward named after you

So a few weeks ago, Last Week Tonight’s John Oliver hit the headlines for buying a whole bunch of Russell Crowe memorabilia. The auction of stuff included, of all things, the backs of seats sat on by famous people like Denzel Washington and Crowe, a vest from Les Misérables, and a jockstrap worn by Crowe...CONTINUE READING
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John Oliver compares Trump’s Iran deal stance to a cat on an airplane

When faced with a “will he, won’t he” question, Trump always picks the worst answer, and John Oliver is here to explain his next big mistake. On Last Week Tonight last night, Oliver talked about Trump’s upcoming Iran Deal decision, why Trump hates the Iran Deal so much, and what would happen if he kills...CONTINUE READING
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John Oliver bought Russell Crowe’s jockstrap for a Blockbuster store. Really.

So, John Oliver apparently just bought Russell Crowe’s jockstrap to lend a hand to a video store. This is an actual thing. Last week, Crowe put on a massive auction of his stuff called “The Art of the Divorce.” It managed to reap the Australian actor more than $3 million in sales, where Crowe managed...CONTINUE READING
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John Oliver exposes how Crisis Pregnancy Centers deceive women and it’s pretty horrifying

John Oliver has tackled abortion in the past, but this time he had a very specific look at Crisis Pregnancy Centers (CPCs). SEE ALSO: John Oliver takes 18-minutes to explain what’s wrong with US immigration courts On Sunday’s Last Week Tonight, John Oliver took a close look at how CPCs mislead and deceive women looking...CONTINUE READING
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John Oliver takes 18-minutes to explain what’s wrong with US immigration courts

The immigration courts in the US have some problems. A lot of problems, from the sounds of it. In the video above for Last Week Tonight, John Oliver breaks them down one by one — everything from the massive discrepancy in the deportation rate between cities to the fact that people who can’t afford a...CONTINUE READING
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Mike Pence’s daughter bought John Oliver’s book about the VP’s gay bunny

Charlotte Pence endorses John Oliver’s gay bunny parody of her new book.  According to the Hill, the vice president’s 24-year-old daughter is one of thousands of people who bought Oliver’s sold-out picture book, which parodies the younger Pence’s story of her family’s pet rabbit Marlon Bundo.  SEE ALSO: John Oliver has made Mike Pence’s rabbit...CONTINUE READING
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John Oliver has made Mike Pence’s rabbit the star of a gay children’s book

Every product here is independently selected by Mashable journalists. If you buy something featured, we may earn an affiliate commission which helps support our work. Mike Pence may have his fans, but John Oliver is most definitely not one of them. Not at all. In the 20-minute rant above, Oliver breaks down some of the...CONTINUE READING
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