Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Mexican Elections
July 1, 2018 9:20 PM - Season 5, Episode 16 - Subscribe

Last week (at one remove)....
  • Trump reacts to outrage over his policy to separate the children of illegal migrants to the US from their parents, first by insisting he couldn't change it, then when the outcry became too great, changing it. Because he LIES.
  • 7-11 courts controversy in Norway by advertising condoms on television and in train stations there a defense against chlamydia, which has especially high incidence rates there. The spots called Norway the "Land of Chlamydia."
  • And Now: Local News Is Concerned About Teens
  • Main story: Mexico, and their upcoming (well, yesteray's) elections, the largest in that nation's history. The approval ratings of their current President, Enrique Peña Nieto, went down to 12% from public anger over corruption. The show looks at a number of competitors for the top job, and their issues, sometimes considerable ones. The main story can be watched on YouTube (20m).
  • And Now: Kathie Lee and Hoda Are Slowly Becoming One.

President Trump: "The abusive father America will be talking about in therapy for the next 40 years."
Norway: "You know, one of these." (Three nations are highlighted on-screen with question-marks over each.)
Mexico: "Number seven on the list of things Donald Trump is afraid of, just behind Muslims and just ahead of the concept of self-reflection."

Things local news wants you to know teens are doing: chugging hand sanitizer, putting lip balm on your eyelids, drinking bleach to pass drug tests, snorting and/or smoking Smarties, "eye dosing," fence plowing, the "overnight challenge," a "hot coil challenge," "boozy bears," eating cotton balls to lose weight, snorting condoms, filling condoms with water then having someone drop it on one's head and doing their own "dangerous dental work."

posted by JHarris (1 comment total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
And Now: Kathie Lee and Hoda Are Slowly Becoming One.

That was seriously disturbing and has appeared in nightmares since.
posted by asperity at 11:31 AM on July 17, 2018

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