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HBO's Oliver Lobbies Internet Commenters to Channel Anger, Vile on FCC Website over Net Neutrality

HBO's Oliver Lobbies Internet Commenters to Channel Anger, Vile on FCC Website over Net Neutrality

On his Sunday night broadcast of “Last Week Tonight” on HBO, host John Oliver railed against the major Internet providers for their push against so-called net neutrality, which he argued was enhanced by their ability to spend money on lobbying efforts.

However, he did note the Federal Communications Commission was holding a comment period on proposed changes regarding net neutrality. Thus, Oliver encouraged Internet commenters who don’t exercise any sort discretion to participate in this comments process.

“That’s right, the FCC are literally inviting Internet comments at this address,” Oliver said. “And at this point – and I can’t believe I’m about to do this, I would like to address the Internet commenters out there directly: Good evening, monsters. This may be the moment you’ve spent your whole lives training for. You’ve been out there ferociously commenting on dance videos of adorable three-year-olds, saying things like, ‘Every child could dance like this little loser after 1 week of practice.’ Or you’ve been polluting “Frozen’s” “Let It Go” with ‘ice castle would give her hypothermia and she dead in an hour.’ Or, and I’ve know you’ve done this one commenting on this show saying, ‘Fuck this asshole anchor… go suck ur presidents dick… ur just friends with the terrorists xD’”

“Now I don’t know what any of that means, but I don’t think it’s a compliment,” he added. “But this is the moment you were made for commenters. Like Ralph Macchio – you’ve been honing your skills waxing cars and painting fences. Well guess what – now it’s time to do some fucking karate.”

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