Steve Buscemi And George R.R. Martin Help John Oliver Tear Apart Dr. Oz (Video)

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Though there have only been a few episodes of “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver” so far, the show has already gained a reputation for its consistently in depth and well-thought out coverage of major events from the preceding week.

On this week’s show, the former “Daily Show” correspondent turned his gaze to Dr. Oz, the television personality who recently testified in front of Congress to defend the way he portrays and promotes vitamins and natural cures on his syndicated talk show.

In a 15 minute rant, Oliver goes off on the doctor for his less than ethical approach to entertainment in which he shamelessly panders to a gullible audience despite knowing very well that many of the claims he makes on a daily basis are wholly unsubstantiated.

Oliver obviously understands how the television industry works, but he also knows the dangers of abusing the power you’re given as a host.

After all, it’s very possible to pander to your audience without deliberately misleading them — a fact that Oliver attests to when he followed up his Skype interview with “Game of Thrones” author George R. R. Martin by having Steve Buscemi tap dance across the stage.

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Connor Toole is the Senior Humor Writer for Elite Daily, begrudgingly living in New York City and burdened with the daunting task of entertaining the discerning masses online (where he assumes everything is fake by default). He grew up in Connecticut (not the rich part) and graduated from Boston College, where he spent most of his time writing things on the Internet while majoring in a topic he didn't realize he hated until he earned the necessary credits. Standing at 6' 10", he is required by Giant Law to utter "Fee-fi-fo-fum" whenever someone asks him to. His interests include Mark Ruffalo. Feel free to contact him at ctoole@elitedaily.com as long as you aren't annoying.

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