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'He should be deported': Eterno-whiner John Oliver slammed for calling 'Law & Order' a 'pro-police commercial'

According to Oliver, Dick Wolf is pro-cops, has a close relationship with NYPD, and will never permit his shows to 'grapple with the realities of policing' in any way
UPDATED SEP 13, 2022
John Oliver criticized how Dick Wolf's popular series 'Law & Order' portrays law enforcement (Screenshot from Last Week Tonight Show/ YouTube video)
John Oliver criticized how Dick Wolf's popular series 'Law & Order' portrays law enforcement (Screenshot from Last Week Tonight Show/ YouTube video)

NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK: British comedian John Oliver, 45, spent half hour on Sunday night, September 11, 2022, criticizing how Dick Wolf's popular series 'Law & Order' portrays law enforcement. 'Law & Order' is an iconic and legendary TV series created by Dick Wolf. Despite being one of the longest-running shows, the show has often come under fire. The British comedian recently criticized the show for spreading a "false narrative" about law enforcement and misleading viewers.

According to Oliver, creator Dick Wolf is pro-police force, has a close relationship with the NYPD, and will never permit his shows to "grapple with the realities of policing" in any way. The fans of the show criticized Oliver's attempts by rejecting his argument about police and their favorite TV show. Although the host of the HBO talk show 'Last Week Tonight with John Oliver' made it clear that he is not a fan of police procedurals in general, the way he singled out 'Law & Order' as the worst offender surprised most viewers. 


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The show by Dick Wolf, according to Oliver, "Presents a world where the cops can always figure out who did it, defense attorneys are annoying obstacles to be overcome, and even if a cop beats up a suspect, it's all in pursuit of a just outcome."

Oliver referred to the show as "a commercial, and a commercial produced by a man who is, in his own words, unabashedly pro-law enforcement. And he is very good at selling things. And in this instance, he’s selling a complete fantasy that many people in this country are only too happy to buy."

While telling his audience that 'Law & Order' will never meaningfully address the reality of policing, Oliver said, "Because fundamentally, the person who is responsible for Law & Order and its brand is Dick Wolf, and he knows exactly what he wants his shows to do and, importantly, not to do."

Social media users, who are fans of the show, did not agree with Oliver's views on the longest-running TV show and slammed the HBO host. One user tweeted, "John Oliver should be deported, one of Trump's bigger failures."

Another user wrote, "I am only familiar with the first 10 seasons or so of the show (the original, not SVU). I wouldn’t say it glorifies cops, and often times, the plots hinge on motions to suppress due to bad police work. Oliver doesn’t know what he is talking about here, as usual."

One user, who seemed annoyed by Oliver's argument on the issue, wrote, "I want to know what area John lives in... Hmmm. for some reason I think there are plenty of police officers around that he would call in the blink of an eye. These guys, like oliver, get these jobs only because they are leftists. It really is that simple. A fraud."

One person, who believed that it's okay for TV shows to not be realistic, said, "If you don't like it, don't watch it. Most TV shows today aren't realistic anyway."

One user wrote, "The writers of the John Oliver show are really running out of things to “destroy."" The same user in a different tweet said, "Why aren’t the protagonists of the TV show more incompetent and corrupt?"

Another one added, "I mean Law & Order has only made one TV movie and the killer in that movie is one of the detectives who had been a supporting character on the show for like 5 years." One user wrote, "I’d rather glorify good cops than glorify criminals…"









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