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Jon Stewart on Crossfire

This is the reason CNN's Crossfire is no longer on the air. Jon Stewart shows up these two ignorant political show hosts... 2 against 1, on their own show, and brings to light how these shows...
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Jon Steward who went on Crossfire brought to light the truth about the political scene between Carey and Bush. On the show, he evaluates and criticizes the loopholes and political contradictions of the politics in the States. People, like Jon Steward are the ones who dare to bring to light what traditional media and journalists fear to do. Instead of the responsibility to bring objective news, these shows provide theatre and drama of politics. At this show, he suggests that these shows do actually harm Americans, which points audiences to think about the type of political coverage and talks on Crossfire, and encourages people to become more aware and increase their political literacy through more objective media channels.

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Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Dr. Oz and Nutritional Supplements (HBO)

John Oliver outlines what, exactly is problematic about Dr. Oz and the nutrition supplement industry. Then he invites George R.R. Martin, Steve Buscemi, the ...
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It shows the unethical medical advertising by which John Oliver uses the Dr. Oz example to criticize the influence of unethical medical advertising from Dr. Oz. He criticizes the practice of doctors nowadays who share non-‘scientific’ information on pills that are presumed and suggested by renowned professionals. This piece portrays the shocking ‘truth’ of claims by medical professionals, which informs and educates the viewers to critically analyse the medical claims and validity of the claims made by medical professionals.

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The Onion Presents Satirical Map of Gaza – 'Understanding The Israeli ... - Algemeiner

The Onion Presents Satirical Map of Gaza – 'Understanding The Israeli ... - Algemeiner | Satirical News | Scoop.it
The Onion Presents Satirical Map of Gaza – 'Understanding The Israeli ...
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The onion produces the summary of the Israel-Palestine conflict; where they portray a satirical coverage of the Gaza situation. They use an interesting perspective to educate viewers about the unrest activities in the Gaza Strip. They use this satirical means to also entertain and engage the viewers to allow them to be able to relate netter and understand the situation in Egypt.

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Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Singapore's Gambling Problem Problem (HBO)

Singapore's anti-gambling ads had one critical flaw. They made gambling seem too awesome. Connect with Last Week Tonight online... Subscribe to the Last Week Tonight YouTube channel for more...
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This piece that was covered by John Oliver presents the world with more information of Singapore. He uses this example of Singapore's anti-gambling ad to criticize the unbalanced stances of Singapore's advertisements. The use of mockery allow viewers to not only be entertained but also increase the awareness of Singapore issues which are not as likely to be covered in international news broadcasts.

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Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Wealth Gap (HBO)

John Oliver discusses America's growing wealth gap and why it may be a problem in the future. Connect with Last Week Tonight online... Subscribe to the Last Week Tonight YouTube channel for...
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Tackling Income equality is a topic that is more likely to be avoided in US because it’s a fundamental threat to the American dream. “Just because politicians cannot talk about income equality does not mean that we shouldn’t “, he uses this video to tackle and evaluate the presence of the wealth gap in reality. The use of examples of the impacts of Inequality on the global and local economy; as well as the policies that are used to curb this wealth gap at the expense of the rich. The criticisms of the politicians’ influence are shown as to be too optimistic about the ‘demise’ of the income inequality.

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Tweet from @TheDailyShow

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(500) Crazies of Summer http://on.cc.com/1rf46nl pic.twitter.com/liZCfxW2HP
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Jon Steward covers the entire two week segment and summarises it in eight minutes. He summarises briefly about the issues that occurred in the States and he also discusses the Middle East conflict and catastrophe. He compares the damages and the actions of both sides- the Israelis and Gaza citizens. He contextualises the Conflict of Gaza by the way they are protected in the war and also how it has been portrayed by different reporters. Jon Steward tries to challenge and shares views that traditional journalists do not wish to uncover in fear of reprisal.

 

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Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Death Penalty (HBO)

Can the death penalty be executed humanely? Should we even be implementing it at all? Why are we talking about this on a comedy show? John Oliver tackles the...
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Taboo topics are hardly touched upon in America. One of which is the death penalty which is often avoided to speak about. John Oliver uses satire to critique and evaluate the necessity and the seriousness of the death penalty. Should the death penalty be allowed in a civilised society? The evaluation of the use of the death penalty does not actually deter crime and brings the awareness about whether the death penalty will actually solve any societal problems; instead contrary to the popular beliefs that the death row will help reduce the number of guilty incarcerated people, it also exposes the exorbitant amount of finances which are required to finance the death penalty.

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John Oliver Puts New Twist On Open Internet | Broadcasting & Cable

John Oliver Puts New Twist On Open Internet | Broadcasting & Cable | Satirical News | Scoop.it

Comedian John Oliver's net neutrality call to arms appears to have been the culprit for some FCC Web site issues Monday.

 

Some folks had issues accessing the link on the FCC Web site to the 484-page incentive auction order Monday. It may not have been the size of that file, but the size of the Web equivalent of the Wicked Witch of the West's army of flying monkeys.

 

In a bit on Last Week Tonight Sunday night on HBO, comedian John Oliver provided a wickedly funny explanation of network neutrality, taking aim at FCC chairman Tom Wheeler as a former cable lobbyist now overseeing the cable regulator, at new commissioner Michael O'Rielly for excerpts of him in the Communications Act policy weeds, and Comcast as a lobbying giant with ties to the Obama Administration. Wheeler had no comment, but an aide to O'Rielly said he had seen it and thought it was "hilarious."

 

The bit ended with an exhortation to file comments with the FCC. Backed by a screen with "FCC.GOV/COMMENTS" on it, Oliver said: "We need to get out there and for once in your life focus your rage in a useful direction. Seize your moment my lovely trolls. Turn on 'caps lock,' and fly my pretties, fly, fly...."

 

Pointing to FCC tweets about Web access troubles Monday, Deadline Hollywood's Lisa De Moraes speculated that Oliver fans were the culprit.

 

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Via Chuck Sherwood, Senior Associate, TeleDimensions, Inc
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Net Neutrality has been reframed by John Oliver, where he defines it as being an open field in transmitting data. He uses net-Neutrality to juxtapose and contextualises Neutrality of the FCC chairperson- Tom Wheeler who was a former cable lobbyist which makes it no longer neutral. It has thus caused many fans to take action which crashed the link and FCC system because of this video.

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Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: FIFA and the World Cup (HBO) - YouTube

John Oliver's excitement for the World Cup is tempered by knowing information about FIFA, the organization that produces it. John details the problems with t...
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John Oliver presents the inner workings of the FIFA World Cup in Brazil. Though many celebrate the World Cup that was hosted in Brazil, there were many demonstrations by Brazilians to prevent FIFA from hosting the World Cup in Brazil. Contrary to the belief, Brazil does not make the money but only FIFA as earning the money from the World Cup. Many audiences are then able to learn about the negative consequences of FIFA World Cup through this video, which were never presented in this light. Due to this hosting, Brazil is still burdened by the taxations and the financial losses from setting up the World Cup. He critiques the operations and future of FIFA that is presumed and assumed to be appalling and corrupted by bribery.

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Comedian John Oliver on making fun of serious news

John Oliver's new comedy show, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, has probed, poked fun and raised serious questions about a variety of news topics, from In...
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John Oliver is praised for his ‘fake’ news in presenting and covering the honest truth and opinions that are important yet are avoided by traditional news channels. The thing that drives him is not the humour but it is to accurately portray the news in an objective manner in a satirical manner. His influence and power over the news portrayal becomes increasingly blurred because of the current events that are covered.  The increasingly prevalence of such satirical news channels encourages for viewers to gain a wider perspective of the current events, and engage them through humorous coverage.

 

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Nicoteens

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Samantha Bee investigates the conditions facing child laborers on Kentucky tobacco farms.
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This issue regarding child labour has been widespread in the States. Facing the possibility of nicotine poisoning; Samantha Bee juxtaposes the ' working conditions' Of the description of the tobacco farmer and the children to present a balanced view, while highlighting the truth of tobacco farming which is brought to light by the children laborers. Through this satirical interview with a Tobacco farmer and children who are working at Tobacco farms, it portrays the seriousness and dire consequences and harms of Tobacco farming by children laborers. 

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Tweet from @TheDailyShow

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Three journalists in Egypt face seven years in prison after a lazy, sham trial. http://on.cc.com/1mcaLqg pic.twitter.com/8RkZ3pnTyz
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This news covered by Jon Steward provides a vivid, yet logical point of view regarding the unfair trial and prosecution of the three Aljazeera reporters.

In this short 'news' clip, he uses humour to highlight and urge viewers to develop a critical view of the Law and blind 'justice' in Egypt. The evidence by which the three reporters were charged were based on a video which had no relevance to the case nor did it provide any support that they were supporting the terrorists. However, they were still prosecuted to seven years because of the lack of evidence.

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