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Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: History Lies

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: 101 Favorite History Lies

In this web exclusive from Last Week Tonight, John Oliver shares some of his favorite completely made-up historical facts. But first, a quiz. Who said  “There is absolutely nothing more fun than lying confidently to someone about history, regaining their trust, then lying again.”                 Was it A. Bill O’Reilly or  B. John Oliver?                                                                                       Granted, John said it, but Bill feels it, I assure you  John visits presidential clemency then visits and revisits bestiality before moving on to the origins of River Dance, Paul Revere’s secret and Saddam Hussein’s historical visit to Detroit.

This is exciting news, Oliver is so good at creating entertaining fabrication that Simon and Schuster have agreed to print his upcoming book; “Stranger Than Truth, John Oliver’s 101 Favorite History Lies.” Look for it in April,  2016!

John says it is all a lie, even the book.. Do you suppose that too is a lie?