John Oliver and the Statistically Representative Climate Debate

May 12, 2014

John Oliver is proving to be more than just another current events comic. He’s his own thing.

10 Responses to “John Oliver and the Statistically Representative Climate Debate”

  1. Andy Lee Robinson Says:

    Awesome!!!!

    • dumboldguy Says:

      I agree….it borders on brilliant, and should be spread widely (and repeated periodically on Crock). Checked on Youtube and it had 8847 hits—-it needs to go viral?

      • Andy Lee Robinson Says:

        I think it has a good chance of going viral – appeared on Mother Jones, and on facebook’s excellent Global Warming Fact of the Day group a few times already.
        Definitely a keeper.

      • Andy Lee Robinson Says:

        Now up to 200,000 hits! @ 10:44 GMT

      • Andy Lee Robinson Says:

        Now 328k views! Pretty respectable for 1 day.

      • Andy Lee Robinson Says:

        Now 1,681,000 views, and 95% likes!
        Looks like a breakthrough to force politicians to take notice and consider their positions carefully.

  2. Stu Says:

    Andy Borowitz has a great piece in the New Yorker about this, too…

    http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/borowitzreport/2014/05/gop-rivals-question-rubios-ignorance-credentials.html

    NOTE: If you’re not familiar with Andy Borowitz, then be aware — this is satire.

    • dumboldguy Says:

      I don’t think the “satire warning” is as necessary here as it is on the right wing-nut sites. One of the great joys in life is watching them take satire from Borowitz or The Onion and repeating it endlessly around the circular firing squad, not recognizing that they are thereby helping others make fun of them, their wing-nuttery, and their willful ignorance..


  3. […] John Oliver is proving to be more than just another current events comic. He's his own thing.  […]

  4. ubrew12 Says:

    google ‘john oliver death penalty 12 minutes’
    His piece on the death penalty managed to be funny, informative, and comprehensive, which could not have been easy considering the topic.


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