John Oliver can be hit or miss (usually miss). The rub is that there is an alarming number of millenials who get their news from him because they don’t know the difference between an actual journalist and a comedian who shares their own political opinion. So, it’s actually a good idea to watch and see what’s being *ahem* “reported” in order to be informed enough to create a valid counter-argument. Conservatives needn’t find pop culture so blasphemous and scary.
There are also instances when people like Oliver get it right and show Conservatives how to make their own argument.
Patent law might not be as sexy as some of the other issues we cover…or really, any of the issues we cover. It’s still hugely important, especially considering that a patent troll tried to claim that he invented podcasting. Since podcasting is how we keep the lights on, it’s good that the judge (in this case) told him to go fornicate himself.
There were some details that Oliver left out. The “Innovation Act” passed the Republican led House in a bipartisan vote, and the DEMOCRAT CONTROLLED Senate were the ones who wouldn’t allow a vote because trial lawyers give them lots of money. For the sake of this post, we’ll count the fact he even acknowledged trial lawyers to be evil as a win.
He also used the show “Shark Tank” to make his case, which is like a 101 class to explain capitalism and entrepreneurship to people who think those two words should come with a trigger warning. You go on the show to make your pitch. If you don’t adequately prove you or your products usefullness, they tell you to go away. That’s America! Even this Brit knows that…