HBO’s newest host John Oliver offered Fox News some backhanded praise in an interview with The Daily Beast published Thursday. Oliver said that Fox is executing what he sees as the network’s mission in a better fashion than some of its competitors, specifically CNN. Oliver added that he is not clear on whether CNN has a mission at all.
“What’s your take on Fox News?” The Daily Beast reporter Marlow Stern asked. “I know Stewart’s slammed them a bunch on The Daily Show for being the least accurate news network.”
“I’m not even sure that’s true anymore!” Oliver exclaimed. “What CNN are doing at the moment is more baffling to me.”
“At least Fox are efficient at what they’re trying to do,” he continued. “At least Fox seems to be trying. I might not like what they’re trying to do, but at least there’s visible effort.”
“The laziness elsewhere is horrifying at times,” Oliver added. “I think it’s really supposed to be a time-filling thing, or just reacting to everything.”
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