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Another Week, Another Feud Between John Oliver And A Foreign Politician

By Emily Cutler | Videos | June 15, 2015 |

By Emily Cutler | Videos | June 15, 2015 |

You might remember when John Oliver called out Ecuadorian president Rafael Correa for basically being a dick. President Correa decided to respond in the most presidential way possible by losing his effing mind over it. Oliver of course walked away as the victor because his job is to make funny dick jokes, and not to run a small South American country.

Determined not to learn from other’s mistakes, former FIFA Vice President and Trinidad and Tobago politician Jack Warner somehow believes that he’ll be able to take down Oliver. He’s very, very wrong. But Warner at least seems to be putting some real effort into it.

Usually there’s a small part of me that feels like a person shouldn’t continue to be mocked once he’s been exposed as a deluded, corrupt megalomaniac. That once Oliver shined a light on Warner’s embezzlement, the local authorities should have begun investigating and that should have been the end of the story until charges were filed. Because the point of political satire shouldn’t be to ridicule the individual, but to find the cracks so they can be fixed and thus perfect the larger system.

But in this case? Game on, Mr. Warner. I hope you keep this shit up forever.