John Oliver takes on OAN: 'Fox News with even less shame and even fewer scruples' - 2020-04-06
The Last Week Tonight host examines One America News, a far-right network favored by Trump whose misinformation is now especially dangerous
John Oliver returned for a second episode from the "void" – a blank white background in social isolation – with a takedown of OAN, or One America News, a far-right media network Trump has elevated from fringe outlet to attendee of his White House press briefings.
"When you hear the kinds of questions that they ask, you begin to see why Trump calls on them so much," Oliver explained. For example, OAN correspondent Chanel Rion has praised the president for his approval rating, and defended his choice to repeatedly and inaccurately call the coronavirus the "Chinese virus" with a "question" that somehow invoked "Latin gangs" and "foreign state actors" in what Oliver labeled an "asshole sandwich".