Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Police Accountability, Wells Fargo
October 4, 2016 4:20 AM - Season 3, Episode 24 - Subscribe

This week:
  • Trump tries to spin his terrible debate performance by citing terrible, exploitable online polls, and his thin skin somehow gets even thinner, as he casts aspersions on a former Miss USA winner by, well.... Oliver: "That is a candidate for President of the United States urging America to check out a sex tape. Just do me a favor. Look up into the sky right now. Higher. No, higher still. Do you see that? Way up there? Way up above the clouds? That's rock bottom. And we are currently way down here."
  • And Now: Newscasters Quoting Movies
  • Main Story: Police accountability, or rather its lack, as it turns out that police who use deadly force practically never get called on account for it, due to a variety of increasly infuriating reasons. YouTube (20m)
  • And Now: Newscasters Quoting Movies, All Christ Matthews Edition
  • More on Wells Fargo, how the company retaliated against whistleblowers who called an internal ethics hotline to warn of wrong-doing. It turns out that the case for ethics had been made by a training video that Wells Fargo themselves had commissioned. The host of that video, it turns out, now works as a writer for Last Week Tonight! He stars in an update for that video. YouTube (4m)

Election 2016: "Or, as it's more commonly known, What Did I Do to Deserve This? I Always Tried to be A Good Person Is This Because I Store Candy Once in 4th Grade Please Stop Punishing Us 2016."

F. 37: "Pandamonium," over a pile of baby pandas, with the caption "Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding"
posted by JHarris (6 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
The host of that video, it turns out, now works as a writer for Last Week Tonight!

That is one of the very best "And this is real..." moments of this show ever.
posted by Etrigan at 6:35 AM on October 4, 2016 [9 favorites]

ron paul 2012
posted by theodolite at 10:31 AM on October 4, 2016 [3 favorites]

-_- My eyes caught 'Fargo' and got my hopes up before I read the rest.

*goes to wait 7 months for season 3*
posted by FallowKing at 10:34 AM on October 4, 2016

Chris Matthews: Still, somehow, even dorkier than you had already thought.

posted by psoas at 11:56 AM on October 4, 2016

Oh my god, the Ethics video guy and his updated video, and the reason he's available to do so is precious. (I won't give it away, but it's in the Wells Fargo segment.)
posted by xingcat at 12:39 PM on October 4, 2016 [1 favorite]

The guy in the Wells Fargo video is Kevin Avery, a co-host of the 'Denzel Washington is the Greatest Actor of All Time Period' podcast, so all the Denzealots were kind of freaking out on Twitter the other day. :-)
posted by jwgh at 4:56 AM on October 5, 2016 [2 favorites]

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