By Elaine Magliaro
It seems to me that we get much of our best coverage of news stories from comedians/comedy programs these days. I’m a big fan of The Daily Show, The Colbert Report, and Last Week Tonight—which is hosted by John Oliver. On Sunday, Oliver did a segment on American drone strikes that beats most news stories on the subject that we’ve gotten from the mainstream media. That said, I have to acknowledge intrepid investigative journalist Jeremy Scahill. Scahill has done his part to cover the subject of drone strikes over the course of several years. Yet, we rarely see journalists like Scahill being interviewed on the Sunday morning “news” shows.
John Oliver on Drones
Asawin Suebsaeng posted an article about John Oliver titled ‘Last Week Tonight’ Does Real Journalism, No Matter What John Oliver Says over at The Daily Beast today. You may want to read it.