“The John Oliver of Russia Today” is how Salon describes Lee Camp, well known to long-time disinfonauts for his comedic rants (see our video archive here) and now the star of his own show on RT, Redacted Tonight:
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Americans are looking to a growing assortment of comedians to help them digest the news and respond to current events. On one end of the spectrum, we have “The Daily Show” and “The Colbert Report,” which offer a temporary reprieve from the lunacy of the 24/7 news cycle. Liberal as their leanings are, their targets are outlandish enough that many moderates and conservatives can enjoy their takedowns, too. In the world outside cable news, Bill Maher and John Oliver dial the anger up a few notches. “Last Week Tonight” has become America’s moral compass in just a few months on the air. Then there’s Russell Brand’s YouTube rants against Fox News pundits, which are angrier still.