John Oliver, Tony Abbott – laugh or cry?

tony abbottJohn Oliver on Last Week Tonight has done a segment on Tony Abbott. It’s funny, and that makes me laugh. The rest of the World gets to see that this is our country’s leader, and that makes me cry.

Describing our Prime Minister as a “hard line right-wing Prime Minister…who rose to power promising to be pro-business and religiously anti-immigration,” who has “personally insulted everyone else in the country, from women to gays to anyone remotely Irish to elderly cancer-ridden phone sex workers,” the piece is what quality American TV satire does so well.  Funnily, it feels more pointed than usual when you’re on the receiving end. 

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