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Rhiannon12866

(200,862 posts)
Mon Nov 13, 2023, 02:36 AM Nov 2023

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO) - Israel-Hamas War



John Oliver discusses the ongoing war between Israel and Hamas.




And here's a "bootleg" version of the show which includes announcement of recent news events including: Big wins for Democrats on Tuesday; Ohio enshrines abortion in its State Constitution; John's reaction to the end of the SAG-AFTRA strike. Most of the show explores the complicated issues surrounding the Israel-Hamas war, ending with a report on the reaction in New Zealand to John's campaign in New Zealand's "Bird of the Century" competition. It won't last long, as usual:

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Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO) - Israel-Hamas War (Original Post) Rhiannon12866 Nov 2023 OP
THANK YOU VERY MUCH for posting this... Think. Again. Nov 2023 #1
John Oliver always does well researched presentations so I take him seriously Rhiannon12866 Nov 2023 #2
I hope you don't mind... Think. Again. Nov 2023 #3
I'm not a fan of posting videos in GD since we already have 2 forums now for videos Rhiannon12866 Nov 2023 #4
An excellent rant! 2naSalit Nov 2023 #5
Thanks! And I agree, John Oliver's show researches complicated issues extremely well Rhiannon12866 Nov 2023 #6
John Oliver's show is always excellent! burrowowl Nov 2023 #7
It's well researched and he always manages to find some humor Rhiannon12866 Nov 2023 #8
Unsurprising and expected. Behind the Aegis Nov 2023 #9

Think. Again.

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1. THANK YOU VERY MUCH for posting this...
Mon Nov 13, 2023, 04:44 AM
Nov 2023

...humor aside, the points and facts raised in this video should be widely considered by all, let alone by those of us here on DU who are locked in a circular debate over these same points.

Rhiannon12866

(200,862 posts)
2. John Oliver always does well researched presentations so I take him seriously
Mon Nov 13, 2023, 05:13 AM
Nov 2023

Even though, as he said, he does have a comedy show. But I agree he was serious about this war.

Think. Again.

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3. I hope you don't mind...
Mon Nov 13, 2023, 05:17 AM
Nov 2023

...but I have just cross-posted this video to General Discussion in the hope of getting more exposure for it, and in the hope of bringng some unity and agreement on certain points Oliver makes to our discussions here at DU.

Rhiannon12866

(200,862 posts)
4. I'm not a fan of posting videos in GD since we already have 2 forums now for videos
Mon Nov 13, 2023, 05:24 AM
Nov 2023

That too many DUers don't seem to be aware of and have resorted to posting videos in GD. I even discussed this problem with EarlG when he explained he was deciding to replace V&M with 2 video forums on DU.4 - one for cable news and another for liberal contributors. But I hope it helps.

Rhiannon12866

(200,862 posts)
8. It's well researched and he always manages to find some humor
Mon Nov 13, 2023, 03:51 PM
Nov 2023

Of course, this week it's New Zealand's "Bird of the Century."

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