Originally posted by Kewpie
I tried to, but your video is "not available in my country".
even better, read this:
John Oliver went after the coal industry on Sunday’s Last Week Tonight, and it was every bit as delightful as you would imagine.
Oliver points out that the coal industry employs fewer people than JC Penny (“I didn’t even know JC Penny had employees anymore!&rdquo
but, to his credit, takes the suffering of coal communities seriously.
In fact, he takes it so seriously that he dares to tell them the truth. Oliver does two things that are rare in mainstream media reports about coal. First, he cites research showing that competition from natural gas and renewables, not Obama regulations, is killing US coal.
Second, he makes clear that the interests of coal miners and coal executives often diverge — that it’s coal CEOs, not coal miners, that Trump is close to. In fact, coal executives are in the process of trying to screw over retired miners as we speak.
He then turns his sights on two of the most flamboyantly awful coal executives in recent history: former CEO Don Blankenship of Massey Energy and CEO Robert Murray of Murray Energy.
The must-see bit comes from a rally Blankenship held in 2009. Who should appear on stage but Sean Hannity, who, immediately after touting “family and faith” ... hits on a “a really hot-lookin’ chick in the third row there.” It’s even creepier than it sounds. (Oliver: “In the course of his speech he referenced God, quoted Reagan, and engaged in sexual harassment — that man really is Fox News.&rdquo
And then there’s a whole bit about Murray — who preemptively threatened to sue Oliver — that involves opposition to black lung regulations, lies about mine safety, and a talking squirrel that ... I don’t feel quite equipped to summarize.