No this is not from the Onion, but sadly, is real life.
A brave voice speaks out against Big Comedy. Jill Stein posted this on Facebook yesterday:
We need to begin having honest conversations about the oppressive tactics corporate comedians continue to do towards already-marginalized groups of people.
This country was built on oppressing The Other (Blacks and indigenous people) and I’m not going to stand for more of this while we deal with major crises in this country that could determine whether we’ll even survive as a species.
Read my statement about how deceptive comedy continues to silence anyone who speaks out against it: jill2016.com/oliveremail
Since she’s objecting to Oliver’s criticism of herself (for her pseudoscience and unworkable economics), the “marginalized group of people” she’s referring to must be multi-millionaire white politicians. It’s about time someone stood up for them. Go Jill!
I admit I’m confused as to how Oliver’s “deceptive comedy has silenced her for speaking out against him,” since here she is posting about it. Guess her phone has been cut off. John, you bastard!
Also this week in a new Reddit AMA (the advisor suggesting it no doubt having been fired), Stein was overwhelmed by a heartwarming display of science skepticism. She disappeared early after she went down under a storm of downvotes for doubling down on the dangers of wifi on kids’ health.
Anyways… Alec Baldwin, your days of oppressing Donald Trump are OVER.