On this week's Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, they usually put notable news of the week in the upfront section, and the use the main story for something out of the mainstream to research. This week they had a well-researched piece for their main story -- but it overlapped with the news, a detailed look at Trump and Syria. It's very good, quite funny, and extremely pointed.
Robert J. Elisberg is a two-time recipient of the Lucille Ball Award for comedy screenwriting. He's written for film, TV, the stage, and two best-selling novels, is a regular columnist for the Writers Guild of America and was for the Huffington Post. Among his other writing, he has a long-time column on technology (which he sometimes understands), and co-wrote a book on world travel. As a lyricist, he is a member of ASCAP, and has contributed to numerous publications.
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