If you didn't see it, here is Sunday night's Last Week Tonight with John Oliver. The Main Story was on the attack against voting rights. And though most of the material will be well-known to most people here, it's presented will in a substantive, compact story -- and done is a serious and often very funny way.
I had one quibble -- and unfortunately it's something that the show has done a couple other times recently. In criticizing President Biden for being lackluster in his efforts to change the filibuster, they do so with comments he made at what appears to be a town hall from many months ago, I believe early in his presidency. His more recent comments have been significantly more pointed on the subject, and the need to address the filibuster. If his current position isn't going as far as the show would like -- fair enough, though for all I know it is. But to use such old footage when they have to be aware that his position has changed (since Last Week Tonight has excellent, up-to-date researchers) is, to me -- again -- irresponsible.
That aside, if they're going to err, I'm glad it's in this direction to shine a light on the issue. And it's a wonderful report. I just wish they didn't "err."
Robert J. Elisberg is a political commentator, screenwriter, novelist, tech writer and also some other things that I just tend to keep forgetting.
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