Snowden speaks to Oliver about bevy of topics on “Last Week Tonight;” Bust of the whistleblower erected and removed in New York

In a mix of comical and constructive conversations, comedian John Oliver recently sat down with NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden in Russia for an episode of “Last Week Tonight.” Oliver and Snowden discussed Hot Pockets and nude pictures as well as serious topics such as the contents of the trove of documents Snowden released to the world. Watch the video and judge the exchange for yourself:

In more Snowden news, a four-foot, 100-pound statute of him was installed in a Brooklyn Park on April 6. The artists who installed the statue said:

“We have updated this monument to highlight those who sacrifice their safety in the fight against modern-day tyrannies” “It would be a dishonor to those memorialized here to not laud those who protect the ideals they fought for, as Edward Snowden has by bringing the NSA’s 4th-Amendment-violating surveillance programs to light.”


The sculpture has been taken down by the New York City Police Department, citing the illegality of placing unapproved statues in a city park.



Comedian John Oliver explains net neutrality

I’ve previously discussed the importance of net neutrality on my blog, but some things are best explained by comedians. In a summer episode of “Last Week Tonight” on HBO, British-born comedian John Oliver tells the compelling tale of net neutrality.