VIDEO: John Oliver Goes Off on Donald Sterling on HBO’s “Last Week Tonight” Premiere

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On Sunday, former Daily Show correspondent John Oliver officially kicked off his new HBO news show, Last Week Tonight. The premiere episode airs at 11 pm ET/PT, and features the first TV interview with Gen. Keith Alexander (Ret.) since he stepped down as director of the NSA.

Below is a preview clip of the inaugural episode, in which Oliver takes aim at Cliven Bundy, and LA Clippers owner Donald Sterling and his racist rant.

“It turned out to be a rough week for unrepentant racists and recording devices,” Oliver says.

Watch:

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Reclaiming power from those who abuse it often starts with telling the truth. And in "This Is How Authoritarians Get Defeated," MoJo's Monika Bauerlein unpacks six truths to remember during the homestretch of an election where democracy, truth, and decency are on the line.

Truth #1: The chaos is the point.

Truth #2: Team Reality is bigger than it seems.

Truth #3: Facebook owns this.

Truth #4: When we go to work, we're in the fight.

Truth #5: It's about minority rule.

Truth #6: The only thing that can save us is…us.

Please take a moment to see how all these truths add up, because what happens in the weeks and months ahead will reverberate for at least a generation and we better be prepared.

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