Marooned 5 Weeks

  • Aired:  07/29/13
  •  | Views: 9,734

Edward Snowden receives airport reading material and the NSA wiretapping controversy brings about a rare moment of government bipartisanship. (3:26)

Captioning sponsored by

COMEDY CENTRAL

>> John: WELCOME TO THE DAILY

SHOW.

MY NAME IS JOHN OLIVER.

I AM STILL SITTING IN FOR JON

STEWART WHO IS AWAY THIS SUMMER

FILMING A "NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC"

SPECIAL SLOWLY GAINING THE TRUST

OF A FAMILY OF MEERCATS.

OUR GUEST TONIGHT, MARK LEAVE

VEITCH AUTHOR OF "THIS TOWN" IS

WITH US.

IT'S A BRILLIANT EXPOSE OF HOW

WASHINGTON D.C. TURNS OUT TO BE

EXACTLY AS AWFUL AS EVERYONE

THINKS IT IS.

BUT WE START TONIGHT IN RUSSIA.

WITH EDWARD SNOWDEN, THE FORMER

N.S.A. CONTRACTOR TURNED WHISTLE

BLOWER AND ALSO OF THE UPCOMING

LONELY PLANET TERMINAL-D OF THE

MOSCOW AIRPORT.

SO WHAT HAS HE BEEN UP TO APART

FROM NOTHING?

>> RUSSIAN NEWS AGENCIES

REPORTED THAT SNOWDEN WOULD GET

A SPECIAL I.D. CARD OR DOCUMENT

OF SOME KIND THAT WOULD ALLOW

HIM TO FINALLY LEAVE THE AIRPORT

TRANSIT ZONE.

BUT IT TURNS OUT THAT THE LAWYER

WASN'T CARRYING ANY SUCH I.D.

CARD.

HE DID HAVE SOME FRESH CLOTHES

FOR US, SOME PIZZA AND A COUPLE

OF BOOKS BY CHECK OFTEN.

>> John: THAT'S NICE BECAUSE

NOTHING LIGHTENS A MAN'S SPIRITS

LIKE THEODORE.

I THINK YOU'LL FIND HIM IN

BARNES AND ENABLE'S MISERY

SECTION.

TAKE THAT.

NOW YOU UNDERSTAND SUFFERING.

I'VE GOT NO PROBLEM WITH YOU,

CHECKOV.

NO PROBLEM.

BUT LIKE A HOTEL PHONE RINGING

AT 5:30 A.M. BECAUSE YOU

SPECIFICALLY REQUESTED IT,

SNOWDEN HAS PROVIDED A REAL

WAKE-UP CALL.

(LAUGHING).

HE'S FORCED AMERICANS TO EXAMINE

THE TRADE-OFFS WE'VE MADE

BETWEEN NATIONAL SECURITY AND

NOT HAVING THE GOVERNMENT LISTEN

INTO OUR PRIVATE PHONE CALLS

WITH 55 [BLEEP].

I TOLD THAT IN CONFIDENCE ABOUT

MY PRIVATE MEDICAL HISTORY.

I'M CONCERNED.

I'M CLEARLY NOT THE ONLY ONE

CONCERNED ABOUT THIS LEVEL OF

GOVERNMENT INTRUSION.

>> NEW NBC WALL STREET JOURNAL

POLL SHOWS THE PUBLIC GROWING

MORE WEARY KNOW THE GOVERNMENT

COULD GO TOO FAR IN ITS

SURVEILLANCE PROGRAMS AND

VIOLATE PRIVACY RIGHTS.

FOR THE FIRST TIME NOW A

MAJORITY 56% NOW SAY THEY ARE

WORRIED THAT THE U.S. MONITORING

PROGRAMS WILL GO TOO FAR.

>> John: RIGHT.

AND THE REALLY CONCERNING THING

THERE, THE DATA GATHERED IN THAT

POLL DIDN'T COME THROUGH A

SURVEY.

THEY JUST KNOW WHAT YOU THINK

NOW.

LUCKILY THERE ARE SOME PEOPLE IN

CONGRESS WHO ARE PAYING

ATTENTION.

>> WITHIN THE LAST HOUR

STATEMENTS FROM REPUBLICAN

CONGRESSMAN JUSTIN AMASH AND THE

RANKING DEMOCRAT ON THE HOUSE

JUDICIARY COMMITTEE JON CONYERS

WHO ARE INTRODUCING LEGISLATION

TO LIMIT THE COLLECTION OF PHONE

RECORDS AND TO FORCE SECRET

NATIONAL SECURITY COURT OPINIONS

TO BE PUBLIC.

>> THIS STRANGE COALITION, VERY

LIBERAL AND VERY CONSERVATIVE.

YOU DON'T OFTEN HEAR THAT THESE

DAYS.

>> John: THAT'S RIGHT.

NOT ONLY IS CONGRESS ACTUALLY

RESPONDING TO THIS CANDLE,

DEMOCRATS AND REPUBLICANS ARE

WORKING TOGETHER.

THAT FEELS STRANGE.

IT'S LIKE WHEN AN ANIMAL BECOMES

FRIENDS WITH A TOTALLY DIFFERENT

ANIMAL.

IT'S LOVELY TO SEE BUT SOMETHING

ABOUT IT JUST FEELS WRONG.

SURE, MAYBE THEY'RE GOING TO

WORK TOGETHER TO GET A BANANA

OUT OF A TREE BUT CALL ME

CYNICAL.

ONCE THAT FRUIT HITS THE GROUND

YOU'RE GOING TO END UP WITH A

DEAD BIRD AND A BLIND MONKEY.

Loading...