Newswire: John Oliver’s just going to spoon-feed facts to Trump now

Last week, Alec Baldwin wearily acknowledged that our reality is growing so absurd that it’s beginning to rival fiction, including the dystopian kind. Now comedy writers face the daunting task of imagining more ludicrous and potentially harmful statements than those actually coming from the president’s mouth(pieces). But John Oliver, fresh off a three-month vacation, is taking a different tack—he’s basically waving facts in front of Trump’s face in an effort to turn off that spigot of lies and misinformation.

The Last Week Tonight host knows he won’t accomplish that with a thoughtful op-ed in a paper of record (which Breitbart certainly isn’t), or even an incisive segment on his talk show (to which Trump has never been invited). Instead, Oliver and his team have put together a series of commercials that will run during such daytime cable news shows as Morning Joe …

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