John Oliver enlists help of Michael Keaton for scathing deep dive into the opioid crisis

John Oliver does not hold back.  His latest deep dive is proof of this. In his video for Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, he tears into drug manufacturers and distributors for their role in the U.S. opioid crisis — an epidemic fuelled by fentanyl, OxyContin, and heroin. Though he’s covered the topic before, Oliver chose to tackle it again because statistics show an alarming number of people are dying from opioid addiction. According to figures from the National Institute on Drug Abuse, there were over 72,000 drug overdose deaths in 2017.  As Oliver points out, there’s a dearth of literally any video footage of OxyContin billionaire Richard Sackler talking — so he enlisted the help of Michael Keaton to …

Stephen Colbert goes after Trump’s healthcare promises in a cutting 6-minute monologue

Stephen Colbert is a long way from impressed with Trump’s very vague promises of a healthcare plan.  “He’s decided he wants to kill Obamacare in the courts,” Colbert says in the clip above. “And remember repeal and replace? We’re gonna repeal and replace? Well, after nine years, they still haven’t gotten round to the replace part. “They have no plan.” Ultimately, Colbert compares Trump to an “old-timey travelling snake oil salesman” — one who’s come full circle, and is now telling the same lies he told years earlier to the town he first started in. Original Article : HERE ; This post was curated & posted using : RealSpecific

John Oliver takes a deep dive into the dark side of WWE

Wrestling, as John Oliver makes clear in the video above, is ridiculously fun to watch. It just is. But it’s not without its problems. In a 20-minute monologue for Last Week Tonight, Oliver breaks down the issues faced by those working under billionaire Vince McMahon at the WWE. “The shocking thing about McMahon and his company is the extent to which he’s shielded himself from responsibility for his wrestlers’ welfare,” says Oliver, before launching into a breakdown of the many things wrong with the company — from the fact its wrestlers aren’t technically classed as employees to the WWE’s failure to care for the health of those working for it. The WWE responded on Monday with a statement, saying they …