John Oliver Criticizes Fox News' Coverage of Homelessness: 'Alarmism Is Their Whole Thing'

John Oliver Criticizes Fox News' Coverage of Homelessness: 'Alarmism Is Their Whole Thing'

November 1, 2021

”Last Week Tonight“ host urges a change in perception of unhoused people

“Far too often, stories focusing on homelessness are presented solely through the lens of how it affects those with homes, when in reality it is obviously the people without them who need the real help,” he said.

Oliver went after the people who consume those reports, too: “It is not the houseds’ comfort that needs to be prioritized right now. if you’re wondering why homelessness continues to get worse in this country, one reason is there are lots of people — even liberals — who believe that homelessness is a personal failing, poverty can be avoided and their own good fortune makes them not only better than the unhoused, but more worthy of comfort. It is basically Reagan’s attitude from a Whole Foods crowd.”

He said “the very first step” toward solving the problem of homelessness is changing perceptions.

Watch above, via HBO.

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