John Oliver vs. the White House Correspondents’ Dinner

If you didn’t get a chance to watch Saturday’s White House Correspondents’ dinner, then you missed Susan Rice asking Willie Robertson of Duck Dynasty for an autograph. That whole Phil Robertson controversy from last year is just water under the bridge now? Is there anything that summarizes all that is wrong the the intersection of Hollywood, the media, and politics than this?

This hilarious clip from John Oliver’s new HBO show, Last Week Tonight touches on the absurdity of the photo above as well as the overall absurdity of the dinner. Language warning:




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