Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Coronavirus and Evictions
June 30, 2020 1:19 AM - Season 7, Episode 17 - Subscribe

This week, again from the White Void: Mike Pence gave a speech that seems to indicate that we had done enough to slow the Coronavirus epidemic, an amazingly stupid take, and the very states that have been most aggressive about reopening have been the ones to suffer from the highest spikes in new cases. Main story: evictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic, threatening to turn the health crisis into a homelessness crisis. On YouTube (19m) And Now: The Citizens of Palm Beach County, Florida, Have Some Thoughts On Mandatory Face Masks (Warning: extreme entitlement). Finally, John "Papa John" Schnatter, rich white man and founder of the pizza chain, has become a highly undeserving Instagram star in an attempt to rehabilitate his image, and is as potent an argument against obscene wealth as anything on this Earth.

F. 37: "Kloppus Toppus," LIVERPOOL FC
posted by JHarris (6 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Why "Kloppus"? Should be "Koppus Toppus," surely?

[Liverpool fans attending home games are known collectively as the Kop, a name which ultimately derives from South Africa's Battle of Spion Kop in 1900.]
posted by Paul Slade at 5:54 AM on June 30, 2020

Just checked the episode, I didn't enter it wrong. I don't get the reference so I can't say for sure.
posted by JHarris at 6:30 AM on June 30, 2020

Liverpool's manager is J├╝rgen Klopp.
posted by Etrigan at 6:36 AM on June 30, 2020 [6 favorites]

Oh, I see. Thanks, Etrigan.
posted by Paul Slade at 8:21 AM on June 30, 2020

"Pence also conspicuously omitted 'wearing a mask' from advice that he gave for slowing down the spread of the virus, and I will never understand why or how Republicans have made 'not spreading a disease' into a culture war issue."
posted by ricochet biscuit at 11:30 AM on June 30, 2020 [2 favorites]

I think the coronavirus-related content is some of this show's strongest (even though I'm a huge fan of the content that they've done about non-headline-grabbing issues). John Oliver brings a certain sense of rightful, proportional outrage that I fear other news outlets have...not entirely captured.
posted by mosst at 7:53 AM on July 2, 2020 [2 favorites]

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