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Mon Nov 11, 2019, 02:58 AM

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO) - SLAPP Suits



After winning a legal battle involving a coal executive and a giant squirrel, John Oliver explains how SLAPP suits are designed to stifle public dissent.


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Reply Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO) - SLAPP Suits (Original post)
Rhiannon12866 Nov 11 OP
Dennis Donovan Nov 11 #1
Rhiannon12866 Nov 11 #4
Dennis Donovan Nov 11 #5
lamp_shade Nov 11 #2
spinbaby Nov 11 #3
progressoid Nov 11 #6
spinbaby Nov 11 #7
LittleGirl Nov 11 #8
Baitball Blogger Nov 11 #9
DAMANgoldberg Nov 11 #10
Dennis Donovan Nov 11 #11
BigOleDummy Nov 11 #12
TomVilmer Nov 11 #13
2naSalit Nov 11 #14
Dennis Donovan Nov 11 #15
madaboutharry Nov 11 #16
captain queeg Nov 11 #17
dewsgirl Nov 11 #18
Uncle Joe Nov 11 #19
dameatball Nov 11 #20
Haggis for Breakfast Nov 11 #21
Rhiannon12866 Nov 12 #24
smirkymonkey Nov 11 #22
Rhiannon12866 Nov 12 #25
burrowowl Nov 11 #23
Gothmog Nov 12 #26

Response to Rhiannon12866 (Original post)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 04:42 AM

1. Kick - an especially good one! And it's trending on twitter!

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Reply #1)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 05:51 AM

4. Thanks! He's really been hitting it out of the park right now

I see another Emmy in his future!

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Reply #4)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 05:56 AM

5. Definitely, this ep is emmy-worthy!

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Original post)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 04:55 AM

2. WELL WORTH watching the whole thing.

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Original post)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 05:36 AM

3. I wonder if Murray will sue

John dared him to and heís probably dumb enough to do it.

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Response to spinbaby (Reply #3)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 06:31 AM

6. I wonder if he has the $ to hire lawyers to sue

especially while involved in Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

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Response to progressoid (Reply #6)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 06:40 AM

7. I'm sure he has money

Iím local and word on the streets is that heís just declaring bankruptcy to get out of union pension obligations. This may or may not be trueóthe coal market is declining in a big wayóbut itís what people believe and Murray has a long history of union busting. In any case, Iím sure he has a big pile of personal funds and is vindictive enough to use them.

BTW, some time ago, I met one of the lawyers defending John Oliver and got the impression that everyone at his law firm was laughing themselves silly over the case.

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Original post)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 11:18 AM

8. That was brilliant!

Thanks for posting.

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Original post)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 11:24 AM

9. Omigod! That was sensational!

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Original post)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 11:53 AM

10. #awesomesauce

Yet another example of the comedy brilliance of John Oliver and part of the Jon Stewart comedy tree. Almost as famous as the Dean Smith or Coach K legacies.

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Original post)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 12:31 PM

11. EMMY kick!

This ep was so outstanding - has EMMY written all over it!!

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Original post)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 01:02 PM

12. Mr. Oliver

Just gets better and better. This was an outstanding show from start to finish but that show tune at the end! I'm still laughing as I write this. Damn, he's good

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Original post)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 01:19 PM

13. Bob Murray? Is that the guy who dipped his balls in my hot dog water?

John Oliver:
We went to court
Against the world's worst sport
And learned important lessons on the way
We spoke with perfect candor
Got accused with slander
Cause Bob Murray wants to make us pay
So even though he'll threaten
Legal Armageddon
We have just one tiny thing to say
Bob Murray can go fuck himself today!
...

https://genius.com/John-oliver-eat-shit-bob-lyrics

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Original post)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 02:22 PM

14. Before I watch this..

I have known about these SLAPP suits since the early 1990s as they are used quite often to thwart conservationists' efforts to stop environmental degradation. Argued in a couple.

I'm sure Oliver gives a fair treatment. Now I'll watch it.

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Response to 2naSalit (Reply #14)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 02:40 PM

15. It is an outstanding take, and it's set to music!

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Original post)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 03:33 PM

16. OMG! That was Epic!

Thank you for posting.

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Original post)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 04:19 PM

17. Excellent. Hope Bob sees this.

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Response to captain queeg (Reply #17)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 04:46 PM

18. I also hope the guy that wrote the eat shit Bob check, watched.

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Original post)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 04:47 PM

19. Kicked and recommended.

Thanks for the thread Rhiannon.

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Original post)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 06:45 PM

20. "an egg mentally undressing you!" Kudos to whoever came up with that one.

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Original post)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 07:01 PM

21. Dearest Rhiannon

For all those of us who don't own a telly, THANK YOU from the bottom of my tartan heart.

THIS was hilarious !

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Response to Haggis for Breakfast (Reply #21)

Tue Nov 12, 2019, 05:14 AM

24. Awww!

I stay up so you won't have to!

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Original post)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 07:33 PM

22. One of his best ever!

Thank you for posting!

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Response to smirkymonkey (Reply #22)

Tue Nov 12, 2019, 05:14 AM

25. This really was excellent

I see another Emmy in his future.

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Original post)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 11:58 PM

23. Thanks!

John Oliver is excellent as usual!

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Original post)

Tue Nov 12, 2019, 09:02 AM

26. JOHN Oliver was great on this issue

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