John Oliver Responds to the “Insulting” American News Coverage of the London Attack

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Here’s a clip from last night’s Last Week Tonight, where John Oliver responds to the American news coverage after Saturday’s terrorist attack in London that seemed oddly obsessed with claiming that the city was “reeling” from the attack or “under siege,” which Oliver points out is both irritating and downright insulting. “For the record, in no way is Britain ‘under siege,’” Oliver says. “Is it upset? Yes. Is it pissed off? Oh, you fucking bet it’s pissed off. But to say it’s ‘under siege’ and that its people are ‘reeling’ is to imply that it’s somehow weak enough to be brought to its knees by three monumental assholes. And that, as an idea, is insulting.” Thankfully, through Twitter and one particularly memorable news interview with pub-goer Richard Angell, the Brits found an effective way to push back against the overly alarmist news coverage coming from across the pond.

John Oliver Responds to the “Insulting” American News […]