John Oliver: This is not ‘normal’—and no one should ever accept it as that

If one had any faith left in the Washington press corps, it probably evaporated in the wake of their behavior since last Tuesday. The reason? When push comes to shove, they care more about their fucking seating arrangements in the press room, being invited to dinner parties, their invitations to inaugural balls, and giggling it up at the next correspondent’s dinner than actually doing their damn job. That’s why a senior adviser to the next leader of this country with a history of racist behavior and ties to white nationalists can be announced, and most of the major newspapers don’t think it’s worth mentioning on their front pages.  Read More

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