If there’s one thing truly pleasing about John Oliver’s show, “Last Week Tonight”, it’s his gentle way of easing Americans down to size (and I don’t mean by warning them off Big Macs).
Oliver admits to loving America, and why shouldn’t he?
Just because this writer finds much of it overbearing, arrogant, self-obsessive, given to violence, awash with ghastly smelly stuff that labors under the name of ‘food’, full of bugs – and much bigger things that can eat you – and clumps of semi-derelict buildings colloquially known as ‘towns’, there’s really no reason why every Englishman who comes here should feel the same way.
Tonight he beguiled us with a lesson in remembering that there are other countries out there besides the US, also with presidents. His subject for this show was French president, Francois Hollande:
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Anyone like to hazard a guess how many Americans have never heard of him?