John Oliver Coins a New Slogan for Drones
John Oliver coined a new slogan for drones on Sunday’s episode of Last Week Tonight: “Appealingly cheap and incredibly deadly.”
In response to news that the United States launched drone strikes in northwestern Pakistan and in Yemen, Oliver and his team of writers tried to find some concrete answers to questions about how and when the government decides to use drones.
As is expected from the show, Oliver manages to find the humor in a sober topic. But in the segment’s final moments, he takes on a more serious tone.
“It is completely natural for us not to want to think about the consequences of our drone program, but when children from other countries are telling us that we’ve made them fear the sky, it might be time to ask some hard questions,” Oliver says.
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