John devoted an entire twenty-minute segment to “exposing” pregnancy centers he deems too pro-life. Their crime: attempting to persuade women to let their children live. Rather than hurl the unwanted babies down the garbage disposal.
Cue the “comedy.”
With his new faux-organization, John Oliver wants to expose crisis pregnancy centers that he says are hurting women.
Oliver dedicated Sunday’s Last Week Tonight episode to these centers, discussing how they use misleading information to confuse women about their pregnancy options, even building offices next to abortion clinics and parking mobile centers in front of clinics in attempts to lure women in.
“What is happening with CPCs is that, way too often, women with unplanned pregnancies are being actively misled when trying to access health care,” Oliver explained. “And CPCs seem happy to have women confuse them for abortion clinics.”
Yes, pregnancy centers are hurting women. All because they won’t shove a melon baller up their uterus and scrape out their fetal error. But fret not, sweet child. Oliver is going to save women from this oppression by talking out his butt for twenty minutes. We are in the presence of a gifted sphinctriloquist.
Last Week Tonight is supposed to be a comedy show. I’m still waiting on John Oliver to deliver the funnies. Instead, HBO plopped down this crap sandwich and thought we’d be delighted because it’s wrapped in a liberal ribbon. Meh.
As for the content of the video itself, abortion is murder. So obviously crisis pregnancy centers want to stop women from murdering their babies. The best client a crisis pregnancy center can get is a mother who intended on having her child murdered then changes her mind. How is this hard?
Much like his colleagues, John Oliver opts for less joke telling and more virtue signaling (see The Border Wall: Why John Oliver is Dead Wrong.). Sometimes he even says things we agree with. It happens when a mouth won’t stop spewing words. The chance is high that eventually some of those words might be agreeable. Thing is, not everyone is impressed by comedians diving head first into socialist brain monitoring. People don’t turn on the boob tube to be lectured about what they should believe, who they should vote for, and what they can and can’t say. Hence Jimmy “Cry for Virtue Points” Kimmel’s ratings are plummeting.
Take the hint, soy boy comedy: America just isn’t that into you.