John Oliver called out HBO’s new parent company, AT&T, on Sunday’s “Last Week Tonight” for taking so long to denounce Iowa Representative Steve King.
“The news really shouldn’t be these companies bailed on him, so much as they were okay with him for a shockingly long time,” Oliver said.
AT&T announced recently that it would stop contributing to King’s re-election campaign.
AT&T owns HBO after acquiring Time Warner, but that didn’t stop John Oliver from calling out his new parent company on Sunday’s episode of “Last Week Tonight.”
Oliver criticized AT&T for backing Iowa Representative Steve King until recently, when it denounced King.
AT&T tweeted on Friday that it had reviewed the “controversy” surrounding King, and determined that its employee PAC would no longer be making contributions to him because it “would not be consistent with one of our core values … ‘Stand for Equality.'”
In addition to our prior statement, we want to let you know that the AT&T employees who manage the disbursements of our employee PAC have now had the opportunity to review the controversy regarding Rep. Steve King, and have determined that the PAC will not make future…
— AT&T Public Policy (@ATTPublicPolicy) November 2, 2018
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Source:: Businessinsider – Technology