John Oliver turkey pardoning video: Last Week Tonight calls out the hypocrisy of this annual presidential tradition (VIDEO).

John Oliver Calls Out the Hypocrisy of Turkey Pardoning

John Oliver Calls Out the Hypocrisy of Turkey Pardoning

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Nov. 24 2014 10:55 AM

John Oliver Calls Out the Hypocrisy of Turkey Pardoning

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Last Week Tonight won’t be back until February, but this hiatus couldn’t stop John Oliver from taking on the weird—and, in many ways, hypocritical—tradition of the president’s annual turkey pardon.

What should Americans do instead? Oliver has offered a couple alternatives.

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Aisha Harris is a Slate culture writer and host of the Slate podcast Represent.