Big Mac Attack
(THE DAILY SHOW VIDEO)
John Oliver spotlighted the plight of American fast food workers on The Daily Show and the plight of Fox News anchors
who are very angry at them for even thinking about higher pay.
Oliver tore into a number of Fox hosts and pundits criticizing fast food workers for striking to demand they get slightly higher wages, declaring the network to be really good for the “saying stupid stuff on television industry.”
Oliver broke down the objections workers are raising, noting how McDonalds is so profitable, their golden arches are “literally 24-karat gold,” before mocking everyone on Fox voicing an issue about what the strikers are saying.
Oliver likened cable news to the fast food industry, in that “they sell you something that looks appetizing but leaves you feeling nauseous for hours afterwards.”
He shot down Andrea Tantaros’s claim that workers would be getting more if only the Obama economy wasn’t so bad, mockingly agreeing, “Companies always pass on higher profits to their lower-level workers, that’s a fact!”
He excoriated Neil Cavuto and his past as a fast food worker and offered this bit of advice to anyone in the fast food industry:
And Oliver roasted Fox commentator Tracy Byrnes for her inane belief that anyone making $250,000 per year is actually living near to the poverty line (No, we’re not making that up):
If all the fast food workers in the country increased their wages from $7.25 an hour to $15 an hour, it could have a big impact: A living wage would eliminate 3.6 million poor people. That’s the kind of thing Hitler used to talk about. If only someone had been around to give him a Happy Meal.