Ok, I admit it. I am a fan of John Oliver. His comedic “news” seems to be well researched and comedic timing is on point. I also know many people who are not fans, who find him to be at best a gadfly who selectively uses misleading information. Regardless of your views on him, he has been able to mobilize large segments of the U.S. population to take action on issues around chicken farmers rights, and net neutrality (twice!).