Last Week Tonight (season 5)

{5/5} “Oh, I’m sorry, you thought maybe Trump would not pop up in this story? Think again. He is truly the Forrest Gump of human misery.”

Last Week Tonight season 5, aired in 2018

Here’s what John talked about this year:

  • immigration courts
  • the Iran Deal
  • rehab
  • guardianship
  • China
  • gene editing
  • workplace sexual harassment, including an interview with Anita Hill
  • district attorneys
  • astroturfing
  • trade
  • Facebook
  • Saudi Arabia

In his last show of the season, John talked about authoritarianism. Pointing out that authoritarianism has been on the rise in various parts of the world, he broke it down into 3 components:

  • projecting strength
  • demonizing enemies
  • dismantling institutions

I previously reviewed season 4.

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