Satirist John Oliver took aim at media coverage of last week's unrest in Baltimore Sunday, gleefully playing clips of two national journalists interviewing hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons on the city streets.
Or at least, two clips of journalists who thought they were interviewing Russell Simmons.
In fact, they were interviewing Baltimore native Kevin Liles, a Woodlawn High grad, music executive and founder of the Kevin Liles for a Better Baltimore Foundation.
“It has been a delicate situation handled by the media with all the deft, not-at-all racist touch that they’ve become known for,” Oliver intoned. “Please watch as Geraldo Rivera greets someone as Russell Simmons...