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John Oliver televangelist bit

Postby NAB » Wed Aug 19, 2015 2:32 am

Pretty solid episode on an old subject.

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What really got my interest, and many in the Dallas area it appears, was the re-emergence of one Robert Tilton. I thought he was in jail or dead by now, but, judging from Oliver's episode, it seems he's alive and well and working his magic still.

In honor of his return from the dead, I offer up a bit of Dallas memorabilia from the 90s that used to make the rounds in certain bars. God, forgive me for the immature giggles this gives me.

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Re: John Oliver televangelist bit

Postby Saz » Wed Aug 19, 2015 2:52 am

I'm getting sick of these lib takedowns masquerading as news or insightful commentary. I will say though Oliver is way more thorough than Stewart.
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Re: John Oliver televangelist bit

Postby NAB » Wed Aug 19, 2015 5:39 am

Saz wrote:I'm getting sick of these lib takedowns masquerading as news or insightful commentary. I will say though Oliver is way more thorough than Stewart.


Lighten up Francis and watch the fart video.
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Re: John Oliver televangelist bit

Postby The Comrade » Wed Aug 19, 2015 10:40 am

nah i agree with saz. outrage culture and 'call out' culture is getting really exhausting.
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Re: John Oliver televangelist bit

Postby Philly » Wed Aug 19, 2015 11:00 am

Agreed and I'm the biggest shitlib here.
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Re: John Oliver televangelist bit

Postby Medius » Wed Aug 19, 2015 8:25 pm

The Comrade wrote:nah i agree with saz. outrage culture and 'call out' culture is getting really exhausting.


It can be, but Oliver has some follow-through. I respect that. He puts some time and effort into it.

Stewart started it with just observing and commenting.
Colbert took that and added some actual work (running for office, building a super pac, etc..)
Oliver took that and added some more detailed work (running ads in other countries, building his church, corresponding with Tillman ministries, etc..)

Pretty soon, we'll be back to actual in-depth real journalism.

Then, of course, comes the thousand years of tyranny under our comedic dictators, but that's just a natural eventuality.

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Re: John Oliver televangelist bit

Postby The Comrade » Wed Aug 19, 2015 9:15 pm

oliver gets facts wrong a lot though and jumps on sensationalized buzzfeedesque outrage.

like when he ran that segment on how old our nuclear missile infrastructure is. ignoring the fact that we purposefully keep it that way to avoid the very accidents and security breaches he assumed the old tech would cause.

shitlibs gonna shitlib though
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Re: John Oliver televangelist bit

Postby Medius » Wed Aug 19, 2015 9:30 pm

The Comrade wrote:oliver gets facts wrong a lot though and jumps on sensationalized buzzfeedesque outrage.

like when he ran that segment on how old our nuclear missile infrastructure is. ignoring the fact that we purposefully keep it that way to avoid the very accidents and security breaches he assumed the old tech would cause.

shitlibs gonna shitlib though


It'll happen. It is a comedy show and honestly, I'm pretty sure we don't keep our nation's dams un-inspected because they'll last longer, so it is hard to determine when the government is being crafty or just failing their basic obligations.

Overall, I've found he puts more work into his entertainment show than a lot of "news casters" put into their "news shows".

But I'm not a liberal, so I'm just watching his show for some laughs.
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Re: John Oliver televangelist bit

Postby Thor » Wed Aug 19, 2015 10:06 pm

I don't care about leftist comedy shows and their snarky faux outrage. You can't account for taste. That being said, where I take issue is when people start to think of these people as actual newsmen. Not that I have any respect for modern "journalists" who are in reality whores and shills, but just because the journalism is near dead in America doesn't make Stewart, Colbert, or Oliver real journalists.
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Re: John Oliver televangelist bit

Postby Spider » Wed Aug 19, 2015 10:10 pm

Thor wrote:I don't care about leftist comedy shows and their snarky faux outrage. You can't account for taste. That being said, where I take issue is when people start to think of these people as actual newsmen. Not that I have any respect for modern "journalists" who are in reality whores and shills, but just because the journalism is near dead in America doesn't make Stewart, Colbert, or Oliver real journalists.


Who exactly thinks that these guys, from Comedy Central, with screaming audiences and goofy skits, are actual journalists?

Stewart in particular is a legitimately intelligent guy with some on point stuff to say...but everyone knows he's a comedian.

Also...its not so much that its leftist...its just the Fox makes such an absolute ass of itself on a daily basis that its simply impossible to ignore. And why bother when its funny?
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