Astroturfing: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

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Organizations can hire fake advocates who create the illusion of real support for their message. It’s a shady practice called astroturfing that can warp the public perception of anything...even astroturfing.
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Dennis Scott
Dennis Scott 3 дня назад
Recent episodes have been very informative. But this adresses a problem we didn't know we have and no one is talking about. More of these please
Etheric Limerick
Etheric Limerick 4 дня назад
Prince Jordan Tyson is Fungus Bob!
Ethan Greaser
Ethan Greaser 5 дней назад
Ebin Joe Philip Philip
Ebin Joe Philip Philip 5 дней назад
I thought this was about actual AstroTurf
AJ F 9 дней назад
You might not think you are , but John, you are my “chuckle hunk”
Astromyxin 11 дней назад
Philip Frandsen
Philip Frandsen 11 дней назад
Hey..I like Hardee's mushroom burgers
Jakeonkuningas 12 дней назад
Fuck you Rick Berman! Wait that isn't the Rick from Star Trek. What is it with Ricks?
Iryan Madayana
Iryan Madayana 13 дней назад
The whole deal where the existence of these techniques lets tons of people deny legitimate claims under the pretense of being bought is a big problem. Like how climate change denialists always like to claim that all the experts are just in it for money.
JK B 13 дней назад
Low key my favorite RUposts channel. I never watch you on hbo, bc I don’t have it.
Roman Sabo
Roman Sabo 20 дней назад
fuck you Rick Berman stop ruining things
Miguel Sanchez
Miguel Sanchez 20 дней назад
Lies. Why not tell a credible one lol
Hunter Huffman
Hunter Huffman 21 день назад
why didn't the woman against the soda tax close her trunk. this is really bothering me
Ilan Smolders
Ilan Smolders 12 дней назад
Washington is ruining her life
Alta 24 дня назад
Fun fact: Rick Berman is the father of Silver Jews and Purple Mountains frontman David Berman
Happy Fox
Happy Fox 25 дней назад
This is one if the best video on one of the most important subjects. This is illegal in NY, and should at least be banned from politics. Please do an undercover episode in one of the rental crowd companies.
Happy Fox
Happy Fox 25 дней назад
Why has nobody disclosed the openly used astroturfing in US politics these days. These shameless deceiving guys now work for your adninistration. The only accusation I've seen comes from the astro king of turf, trump himself - suggesting anti racism protests is somehow actors paid by marxists.. Knowing most accusations coming from that direction are actually taken from the mountain of critisism against himself, that has piled up around him, one should really take a closer look at the guy that paid 50 bucks a head at his announcement of running. This tradition of countersue, even when it makes no sense, is trumps clumsy way to confess his own crimes. Often before he's even accused, he starts up ratting himself out. In the future there would be enough examples for a whole book. Or a tv show...
Adam Cox
Adam Cox 28 дней назад
This episode just makes me nostalgic for when this show used to be funny
ApocalypticJoker Месяц назад
Is this real? OF COURSE do you think it's okay? OF COURSE are you just a recording? OF COURSE are you sure? OF C-C-C-C *Adam has encountered an error and must be shut down*
David Whilock
David Whilock Месяц назад
I like Sprite
D FENS Месяц назад
Brain eating amoebas are a real thing.
Cole Edelstein
Cole Edelstein Месяц назад
Pretty crazy looking back on this episode in 2020 where the brain eating amoeba thing is actually true. Oof.
Derek Keenan
Derek Keenan Месяц назад
No bees were harmed in the making of this video.
D & T
D & T Месяц назад
I do protest for free. My hate for trump comes naturally. But you can always fund me this passion ✌️✌️
James Wallace
James Wallace Месяц назад
Interesting, but probably not the best examples of astroturfing. BLM organization as apposed to those who believe in the rights of blacks, they are communists believing in the rights for nobody.
James Wallace
James Wallace 12 дней назад
@Ilan SmoldersMaybe you do not think Maxists are the same as communists. They openly admit they are trained Marxist with intention to destroy the nuclear family.
James Wallace
James Wallace 12 дней назад
@Ilan Smolders Nothing Black Lives Matters does is for black people. Communists are for communist system which the manipulate into place through division. Division is good for nobody.
Ilan Smolders
Ilan Smolders 12 дней назад
you have no proof they are communists btw
Ilan Smolders
Ilan Smolders 12 дней назад
And communists fighting for black people's rights is bad how
Kat Nabours
Kat Nabours Месяц назад
The humane society of America is actually awful though. Not local humane shelters, specifically the HSA.
Brian Blue
Brian Blue Месяц назад
So we have to get up. Feed the kids. Get them off to school. Drive in nightmarish traffic. Work for minimum wage. Eat garbage fast food for lunch. Get yelled at by the boss. Lose 2 hours pay to take the kids to the orthodontist or have them look like the "Hee Haw Donkey" on meth. Take bus home because the engine falls out of the car. East ramen noodles for dinner. And worry about who is funding the evil front group "Priests For Sensible Child Care Regulations"?????
Piotr Miszczak
Piotr Miszczak Месяц назад
Greeks had some another time a strange moral and social rule, that a citizen had to be independent to be able to take part in demoracy. It included for exemple a hired paid job, since it could make him dependent on someone else and blur his view and decisions. So he should have his own food, can make a living win. Today there's no rule like that.
Kandrea's World
Kandrea's World Месяц назад
The Humane Society of the United States is an extremely corrupt organization in which less than 1% of the money donated is actually used to help animals in any way, shape or form. They show animals in their commercials that are not in their care, nor receive any of the money you donate. Their mission is to stop farming and limit gun ownership. They illegally lobby against the 2nd amendment which non-profits are prohibited from doing. I'm really disappointed in you John. I didn't think you would let something like this slide past you.
Charles Andrews
Charles Andrews Месяц назад
Does anyone know how I can donate to Citizens for fresher orange juice?
Charles Andrews
Charles Andrews Месяц назад
Don and Eric as thugs? Maybe if they were paying dorks to come out to rallies but as thugs they would get the shit kicked out of them in 5 minutes
The Stern Dragoon
The Stern Dragoon Месяц назад
The best astroturfing commercial I've ever seen was an ad that was pro-high fructose corn syrup where the woman tried to make her friend seem ignorant for not wanting HFCS in her kids' juice. I think it was ridiculed to death quickly though. I only saw it once or twice before it was gone.
Napstablook Месяц назад
If you're short on money to the point of soda and juice being too expensive if a few cents are added, then maybe have your kids drink fucking water so they don't get unhealthy and fat and have diabetes. Anyone who saw that commercial and agreed with it is trash.
Mikoto Misaka
Mikoto Misaka Месяц назад
by the way, apparently Bob Murray set that baby on fire.. babies no bigger than an italian greyhound.
sfkeepay Месяц назад
Yeah he was a douche at first, but “Prince what’s his name” deserves credit John Oliver - for some reason - didn't give him. He retracted his paid statement when he didn't have to, apparently because of his conscience. And he performed a genuine public service by revealing the active involvement of monied interests willing to go to some considerable lengths to illegally sway public policy. Dude has a bad haircut, but he deserved props here. I wish there were more people willing to come forward like he did.
•ToBeNamed• Месяц назад
Live audience sounds so weird and interrupting now since COVID
Chris Lauderdale
Chris Lauderdale Месяц назад
I managed to catch and comment out a clear Astroturfing group I saw on Facebook, this show actually helped a bit. It was some sort of "Restaurant owners freedom" foundation type of thing, and I was able to pick it apart rather quickly by looking at how their website seemed to only be in my state, only seemed to have news or info on one particular bill, and the website was founded like 2 months earlier. It was a really terrible attempt at fooling people into thinking some bill would DEVASTATE restaurants, running them out of business. That bill? All it did was make it against regulations to use styrofoam containers for carry out or delivery restaurants. That's it. It even left several months once put into effect for restaurants to run out their current stock and get new ones made of cardboard or even plastic containers like a lot seem to use. Hell, most of the places I went to already didn't have to worry about it.
P Jackson
P Jackson Месяц назад
Watching the clip of the orange shirt power plant fans now is kinds sus knowing the brain eating amoeba in Texas
madi bendy
madi bendy Месяц назад
the editing on the Adam Swart interview makes him sound like he’s on drugs lol
MCPunk55 Месяц назад
Hey, pay me 1500€ and I'm protest.
MCPunk55 Месяц назад
Asbestos. That's the name of the "chemical": It's cancerous and illegal. Every house that goes through renovation is forced to go through an inspection and have all trace of asbestos removed.
Hunter Cannan
Hunter Cannan Месяц назад
Paid protester: brain eating amoebas in our water 2020: interesting
Screw You
Screw You Месяц назад
George Soros: *quivering*
Benedikt W
Benedikt W Месяц назад
A Plastic Bag for one single bottle of Soda? That is waste
Dean B
Dean B Месяц назад
Never heard of this before either....great episode
Kaaarm Месяц назад
"...Or some brain-eating amoeba" If only we had listened...
Joseph Crispin
Joseph Crispin Месяц назад
I honestly do not see how astroturfing is bad. The rich have freedom of speech too. By the way how do I get a job to astroturf for a company?
Wendy Glass
Wendy Glass 2 месяца назад
John is sexy, nerdy and funny as heck. His smile is fucking adorable.
Zachary Henderson
Zachary Henderson 2 месяца назад
Personally I don't find anything wrong with crowds on demand and I don't think anyone else should comment you too. What you support and don't support shouldn't be affected by whether or not other people support it
Da Co
Da Co 2 месяца назад
The Radical Right Wing Republican party has zero morals.
Brandon Parker
Brandon Parker 2 месяца назад
“Hyper active hyper drive, AstroTURF” -Woody
Harry. B. Renner. jr.
Harry. B. Renner. jr. 2 месяца назад
When I first seen this. I thought for sure it something to do with the NFL.
Harry. B. Renner. jr.
Harry. B. Renner. jr. 2 месяца назад
Are you sure that struggling actor dude isn't one of Trump's long lost children. thanks John you just opened my eye's to something. astroturfing explains Trump supporters.
Ved Joglekar
Ved Joglekar 2 месяца назад
You should have called the fake show parody of yours Last Week Tonight Geddit
Ilan Smolders
Ilan Smolders 12 дней назад
jb888888888 2 месяца назад
I was really expecting Prince Jordan Tyson to be in that end commercial. Disappointed.
Kyle Pirko
Kyle Pirko 2 месяца назад
What in the holy FUCKIN hell would a mother put AN OPEN FLAME in the crib with her baby!!!???!!! What the FUCKIN hell is wrong with people.
Kyle Pirko
Kyle Pirko 12 дней назад
@Ilan Smolders no shit. I meant, why would this p.o.s think that he was going to get away with this?
Ilan Smolders
Ilan Smolders 12 дней назад
it didn't happen
4philipp 2 месяца назад
With governments not protecting their citizens, news being either ideology driven or flat out fake news and consumer groups being fronts for commercial special interest groups, internet searches rarely providing facts and Italian greyhounds setting babies on fire...who are people left to trust?
4philipp 2 месяца назад
Beck Cetera whose common sense?
Beck Cetera
Beck Cetera 2 месяца назад
Common sense. Trust common sense haha.
Felis Impurrator
Felis Impurrator 2 месяца назад
Citizens United itself is an astroturf name.
For Valgoria
For Valgoria 2 месяца назад
Rick Berman?? What is it with Ricks
Puck Vagabond
Puck Vagabond 2 месяца назад
If you want know another good video on astroturfing look up second thought he does a really great video long with John Oliver that explains Astro surfing and second thought you had some other more recent examples of astroturfing
thehighlander333 2 месяца назад
I’m surprised John didn’t get after the lady for not closing her trunk 0:53
Brad Brad Brad Brad
Brad Brad Brad Brad 2 месяца назад
man seeing richard berman get brought up in this video is a tragic reminder of all the grief he caused his son all the up to his death last year. david berman was one of the wittiest songwriters and poets out there and it's a shame there was no peace he could find due to his father's reprehensible work
Mein Name
Mein Name 2 месяца назад
2:55 that dog... is it hitler?
Shrednaut 2 месяца назад
Anyone else see the guy in the background that put his fingers in his nose and then put them into his mouth?
Ilan Smolders
Ilan Smolders 12 дней назад
that is me
Tommy Field
Tommy Field 2 месяца назад
John Oliver: talks shit about sprite English food: ....
Viper 2 месяца назад
Really? An adult, a mom, put a lit candle inside the baby’s crib? 🙄 BULLSHIT.
Katie TSO
Katie TSO 2 месяца назад
This would be more funny without the laugh tracks
Ilan Smolders
Ilan Smolders 12 дней назад
it is a live audience?
Eerix 81
Eerix 81 2 месяца назад
Did that woman in the soda commerical leave her car open?
Bo St James
Bo St James 2 месяца назад
Jessee Dollarmore
Future Commentary
Future Commentary 2 месяца назад
Watching this in August 2020. 10:23 I wasn't watching the screen and I heard that voice and those accusations. I thought that video had skipped to one from present time and was about current day protests. So for Trump people can't protest him or the RNC unless they are paid to. Which he should appreciate as a free market capitalist.
Future Commentary
Future Commentary 2 месяца назад
How often is this show sued? 😊 Keep on informing us on the most arcane topics.
Vaishant Makhijani
Vaishant Makhijani 2 месяца назад
And when Indian government goes after these shady NGOs, people crib
GoblinOfGygaxinor 2 месяца назад
Are you saying infants never get burned by candles? btw I'm from Danbury, lol.
Beck Cetera
Beck Cetera 2 месяца назад
No, John was not saying people of any age never get burned by candles he was saying that parents do not typically put candles into a crib where their baby is sleeping. He was talking about this because Dr. David Heimbach repeatedly used various examples of how he first hand witnessed this at multiple different times. What John Oliver is saying is that people who are involved in shady scams are lying in court to push legislation through.
A Malaysian
A Malaysian 3 месяца назад
I wasn't under oath? And somehow this equals a free pass to tell fairy tales in front of legislatures?
The Noobest Girl
The Noobest Girl 3 месяца назад
Kidnap all astroturfers, tie them to a chair under a low hanging head light and beat the shit out of them while shouting "WHO DO YOU WORK FOR!!!"
Beck Cetera
Beck Cetera 2 месяца назад
I mean, they probably have stock in the chair, lightbulb, and rope manufacturers so...
Ilan Smolders
Ilan Smolders 3 месяца назад
calm down there, satan
David Fortier
David Fortier 3 месяца назад
A republican accusing protesters of being paid.... that's pure solid gold.
Peggy Trawick
Peggy Trawick 3 месяца назад
Kamala Harris is a prosecutor but she looks at predators like Donald Trump and cockroaches
Beck Cetera
Beck Cetera 2 месяца назад
Lee Jordan
Lee Jordan 3 месяца назад
Merchants of Doubt
dueler101 3 месяца назад
can we all take a minute to respect the people the oliver sends to HBO to get things like a non-profit organization
Beck Cetera
Beck Cetera 2 месяца назад
Nebosvod gonzalez
Nebosvod gonzalez 3 месяца назад
It seems a little bit odd that this guy is with so many babies that mysteriously burned to death. He seems like some kind of murderer that's just burning babies to death. every time he stated this he was in front of a judicial judge and blamed some other woman for the baby's death.
Zak B
Zak B 3 месяца назад
I have never in my life been paid for protesting and I've been protesting shit since 2008
Beck Cetera
Beck Cetera 2 месяца назад
Paid protesters aren't real protesters they are struggling actors or jobless people randomly hired by PR...I've never been paid to hold a door open but I've been holding doors open for the person behind me since 1993; doormen get paid to do this.
Future Commentary
Future Commentary 2 месяца назад
Some people can't fathom doing anything actually relatively selfless for free. Or can't understand that people are genuinely unhappy with them.
Paul is a person
Paul is a person 3 месяца назад
Astroturfing looks like a German word form far away
Ilan Smolders
Ilan Smolders 3 месяца назад
depending on where you live. If you live in Hamburg, Germany isn't that far away
Kameron Tive
Kameron Tive 3 месяца назад
That Cosa Nostra canine sounds like he wants to bite peoples faces off for donating to the Humane Society.
Pestilencemage 3 месяца назад
Ok, now I'll preface this with the fact that I DO NOT support this stuff... BUT: I CAN say that I do not attend ANY protest, even for crap I DO support... because I have s*** to do and bills to pay. It would NOT be amoral in any way for me to accept money to be a "paid protestor" *IF* I already agreed with the cause in question, except that it does falsely suggest that I am NOT donating my time and taking the presumed loss of doing so... which honestly factors little in any conversation anyway. Fact is: taking money is not inherently corruption. Changing your stance because of that money is. In my case, it would change behavior... as I was unable to otherwise attend vs if I was going anyway, in which case, by all means, get some idiot to pay you for what you were going to do for free and you are a f***ing ROCK STAR. REMEMBER that: before you head out to that protest... see if some moron will pay you. Don't tell them you were going anyway though. Let them swallow the guilt they are probably incapable of feeling as the s*** person they clearly are for trying to purchase your support, and feel free to expose them after you get paid and avoid signing any non-disclosure agreement if you are going to do that.
SarahJ 4 месяца назад
Kaede Sakura
Kaede Sakura 4 месяца назад
"The three largest makers of flame retardents" and there at the top is my future workplace. Now I feel guilty. Like some kind of accomplice to the crime
rftulie 4 месяца назад
That Heimbach guy has serious vibes of Dan Aykroyd's character who marketed "bag-o'-glass."
Carla Vidal
Carla Vidal 4 месяца назад
3:15 PeTA?
Samuel Sloan
Samuel Sloan 4 месяца назад
How about instead of raising taxes on soft drinks, we stop using the tax money we've already paid to subsidize corn (corn syrup) which makes soda so cheap to begin with.
Alexis Rivera
Alexis Rivera 4 месяца назад
Kinda makes you want to murder all those crooks and fraudsters, don't it? America needs to pull its head out of its ass and exterminate all fraudsters, dark money loopholes and seize the assets of all those fake groups along with the companies that fund them.
Felis Impurrator
Felis Impurrator 4 месяца назад
Probably relevant: "Citizens United", the organization responsible for the creation of Super PACs, existing with such a comically misleading name. Considering those guys are backed by the Koch brothers, I highly doubt they're as "grassroots" as they claim.
jb888888888 2 месяца назад
Well the Koch's are (were) citizens, and they were united...
zapfanzapfan 4 месяца назад
I'm just a multi billion dollar diabetes provider concerned about my own profit... Oh, that's not good PR? How about if I just lie instead...
Mii Meee
Mii Meee 4 месяца назад
America is owned by corporations and china, str8 up. always has been. sadly 100 people pointing it out does nothing, as the PEOPLE are too dumb to do anything about it, so sad :/
Mathew Omay
Mathew Omay 4 месяца назад
I hope all this things stay in america because if america fall this parasites will move to other countries
Beck Cetera
Beck Cetera 2 месяца назад
So cute, but Capitalism and greed is global.
Splitting Productions
Splitting Productions 4 месяца назад
You know that soda add is so irritating. Personally surprised he never mentioned the fact that soda is not for feeding your family. But like, how much do you need to be payed as an actor to completely forfeit your dignity and any sense of being an intelligent being. I don't think I could ever agree to be in an ad like that.
Beck Cetera
Beck Cetera 2 месяца назад
Probably like $50...because it goes on your acting resume. If you're an actor you're an actor, right? You are being a character, not yourself. If all actors played the role of themselves we wouldn't have ads, movies, tv shows....
Tony O
Tony O 4 месяца назад
Yeah, I actually am Tony and Fuck the Humane Society!!!
Pranav Pednekar
Pranav Pednekar 4 месяца назад
Did anyone else find the soda lady not closing her boot uncomfortable?
Mohamed Elkashef
Mohamed Elkashef 4 месяца назад
"An al dente Owen Wislon" is probably the best joke ever written.
Taur622 4 месяца назад
Who puts a pillow in their baby's crib?
Adam Hoffman
Adam Hoffman 5 месяцев назад
This isn’t anything new. We would have had plastic bottle bans in a number of states if decades ago an astroturf group called Keep America Beautiful (owned by various companies that make disposable products) hadn’t managed to shift the blame for litter and excess trash from their own companies to the consumers.
DANNYonPC 5 месяцев назад
david heimbach is big ded now
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