John Oliver trashes bad science and worse media coverage of it

John-Oliver-600x400Comedian John Oliver has done it again. His hour-long, commercial-free “Last Week Tonight” on HBO gives him the flexibility to present long-form pieces (and curse to his heart’s content), and that’s just what he did Sunday in a 19-minute segment on misleading scientific studies. “There is a lot of bullshit currently masquerading as science,” Oliver said. The news coverage of such studies may even be worse. “A new study showing that drinking a glass of red wine is just as good as spending an hour at the gym,” proclaimed one TV news teaser he showed. “That last one doesn’t even sound like science. It’s more like something your sassy aunt would wear on a t-shirt,” Oliver quipped. Watch the video here! 09:38

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