That was a great dialogue with numbersusa- even I learned a couple of things I didn’t know before. And John all too often gets some of the subject-matter specifics wrong. But the way I look at it – and this is my personal view – is he exposes subjects in his diatribes that are totally off the radar generally speaking and I consider that “education by entertainment” which actually may be the most useful and accessible form of education today.. sad but true .. lol.
I on the other hand watch him because he is humorous, absurd and hard-hitting and he is one of the things I use these days instead of drugs to “calm down”, laugh a little, smile, roll a fatty, enjoy being entertained by ‘someone else’ for a change and as a much needed form of distraction and relaxation in light of what I spend most of my waking hours doing normally. I DO NOT look to John for enlightenment on complex issues/subjects or for expertise in something I may not have known – for me he is my “medication” when it’s “Miller time” he’s easy-to-watch, fast moving and not just comedy for comedy sake – he is usually saying something relevant about the absurdity of life today albeit not necessarily as a subject matter expert. 😳😊😎
URGENT: AMERICANS CALL YOUR MEMBERS OF CONGRESS! United States Capitol switchboard at
How to contact your officials: https://www.usa.gov/elected-officials
NO TO DURBIN’S “RELIEF” FOR IMMIGRANTS ACT;
NO TO S386 (aka INDIA FIRST ACT).
NO TO ANY BILL WHICH LIFTS PER COUNTRY GREEN CARD CAPS;
NO TO ANY BILL WHICH INCREASES GREEN CARDS.
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“Reaction: John Oliver’s segment on legal immigration
PUBLISHED: Mon, OCT 14th 2019 @ 2:58 pm EDT by Jeremy Beck
NumbersUSA’s Jeremy Beck (Media Standards Director), Grant Newman (Government Relations Chief of Staff), and Rob Harding (Sustainability Communications Manager) discuss John Oliver’s segment on legal immigration .
JEREMY: So John Oliver dedicated one of his popular monologues to legal immigration. He broke down the legal system for immigrants and non-immigrants. What did you think?
GRANT: I like John Oliver, but I’ve noticed a trend- while I enjoy most of his videos, when he gets into things I know a lot about, I just get annoyed. Perhaps I shouldn’t hold such a high standard for someone trying to condense massively complex systems into a 20-minute segment with jokes, but it’s about what you’d expect.
JEREMY: There is actually a phenomenon called the Gell-Man Amnesia effect, where you see a story on a subject you know well and say to yourself “this person has no idea what they are talking about!” but then see another story by the same person – this time on a subject you know very little about – and say “wow, I never knew that!”
GRANT: Don’t ruin late night comedy for me.