John Oliver Tackles Redskins Name on “Last Week Tonight”

Because it seems that all I write about these days is the Redskins name issue, here's a more lighthearted approach to the proceedings, courtesy of John Oliver.

On his "Last Week Tonight" program on HBO, Oliver tackled the subject, lampooning owner Dan Snyder -- or "Chief Runs Without Moral Compass," as the host referred to him -- and his efforts to keep the polarizing nickname despite enormous backlash. 

Oliver then offers a list of topics that are easier to defend than "Redskins." They include:

  • Cauliflower is the king of vegetables.
  • Camping is actually fun.
  • Every flight needs more babies.

The entire segment can be viewed below, though be warned that some of the language used is NSFW.

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