Friday, June 23, 2017

Coal giant sues HBO's John Oliver over "Last Week Tonight" segment

Smug liberal John Oliver, the host of HBO's Last Week Tonight, is being sued for libel by the CEO of America's largest privately-owned coal company, Robert E. Murray.

From Time:
Part of the case focused on Oliver's discussion of a Murray-owned mine's collapse in Utah that killed nine people. Oliver said during the segment that Murray publicly claims an earthquake was to blame, though a government investigation concluded that the collapse was caused by unauthorized mining practices and there was no evidence of a natural seismic event.

"Because Defendant Oliver omitted any mention of the other reports he was aware of that evidenced that an earthquake caused the collapse, as Mr. Murray correctly stated following the collapse, Defendant Oliver's presentation intentionally and falsely implied that there is no such evidence," the lawsuit says.
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