Those of you who really know me, know that I’ve been saying this, like, forever. But it takes a brilliant, non-American, non-journalist with tons of followers out there to say this just like it is.
HOW IS COLUMBUS DAY STILL A THING?
Please WATCH the following 2:41 minutes (below) and join me in kicking off the celebration of Frank Sinatra Day, instead*.
*At least until we find out he hasn’t killed any Native Americans….
Speaking of famous Latinos showing up on non-Hispanic television, Mexican telenovela darling Jaime Camil took over HBO’s Last Week Tonight to help John Oliver take down Multilevel Marketing companies and their exploit of Latinos.
It was a thing of beauty.
It doesn’t take a genius to realize that Mexico is a mess, and that President Enrique Peña Nieto, Mexico’s most unpopular president to date, is not doing much to help.
In fact, Peña Nieto’s most recent ad campaign asking Mexicans to just “stop complaining” quickly backfired, leading the government to pull the ad from its official YouTube page. But as everybody (except Peña Nieto and his advisers) knows, what happens on the Internet, stays on the Internet. And thanks to this, brilliant people like John Oliver can make sense of the nonsense, making sure things are not easily forgotten.
Remember, EPN: “You can’t delete anything from the Internet. The only way to guarantee no one will see something online is to put it on Newsweek.com”
So, gracias John!
During a brief trip to New York for Upfronts Week, Univision host Jorge Ramos took some time to interview John Oliver.
They touched on many serious — and not so serious — topics, including Oliver’s memorable interview with Edward Snowden, which led to the following exchange:
Jorge Ramos: Why do you think [Snowden] picked you, and not a respected journalist?
John Oliver: [LAUGHTER] I’m not a respected journalist, because I’m not a journalist, I’m a comedian!
Yet, my favorite part has to be when the pair set out to discuss the subject of electronic imperialism and how bloody frustrating it is when when automatic operators simply cannot understand us, the Mexicans and the British.
See? That’s why the only electronic exchanges I can take are those involving super smart, Spanish-speaking ones that are even willing to sing La Cucaracha.
(Watch the full clip below.)