From paid protestors to Dr. Evil, John Oliver spotlights corporate-funded "astroturfing"
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The Emmy-winning Last Week Tonight has made its comedy bones by exposing bottom-feeding charlatans, bigots, and the unjust. And that’s even before Donald Trump became president—and host John Oliver’s bottomless, soulless well of apoplectically delivered exposé comedy. So, in Sunday’s examination of the practice of “astroturfing”—where monied corporate interests funnel untraceable cash through insulated nonprofit organizations masquerading as genuine grassroots citizen uprisings—Oliver and...

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