While speaking of the possible impeachment of Donald Trump, Oliver referenced a woman who was interviewed following a town hall with Michigan Rep. Justin Amash, the only Republican member of the House who is in favor of impeachment. She was surprised to hear there was anything negative about Trump in the Mueller report. This is because, as she put it, she mainly listens to conservative news. Oliver equated this to only getting information on Simpson from Simpson himself.
“That’s what’ll happen if you only listen to conservative news,” Oliver said. “It’s like if your only source of information on O.J. Simpson is his new Twitter account.”
Some 25 years after being charged with a double murder, of which he was subsequently acquitted, Simpson joined Twitter and quickly racked up hundreds of thousands of followers. In his first tweet, Simpson posted a video in which he said he has “a little getting even to do.” Oliver found this a bit unnerving and questioned exactly what Simpson meant by that.
“What does getting even mean for O.J.?” Oliver asked. “When you kill two people you’re even, three people you’re odd, four people you’re even again? Is that it? I don’t know.”
Oliver then circled back to his original point, and took a guess at how the reaction of someone whose only source of Simpson info is Simpson might differ from his own.
“The point I’m making is,” Oliver said, “if that’s the only place you’re getting your O.J. info, your response to that video might be, ‘O.J. looks great! He’s 71. Whatever he’s been doing, it works.’”
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