Danbury Mayor Seriously Considering Accepting John Oliver’s Offer
First there was an unexpected shot taken by John Oliver aimed at Danbury:
For instance, in Connecticut, it emerged that their jury selection computer program had accidentally read the "D" in Hartford to mean Deceased. So for nearly 3 years, it never summoned anyone from Hartford, or indeed New Britain, the second largest city in that district, because their list of names had been accidentally misplaced, and was never entered into the program. And the thing is, those 2 missing cities accounted for 63 percent of African Americans in the district, and 68 percent of the Hispanic population, which is horrible! 'Cuz if you’re gonna forget a town in Connecticut, why not forget Danbury? Because, and this is true, F--k Danbury! From it's charming Railway Museum, to it's historic Hearthstone Castle, Danbury Connecticut can eat my whole a--. I know exactly 3 things about Danbury, USA Today ranked it the second best city to live in, in 2015. It was once the center of the American hat industry, and if you're from there, you’ve got a standing invite to come get a thrashing from John Oliver, children included, f--k you!
This is the full video of the initial attack.
Then Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton responded with his own video:
John Oliver loves the idea and offered to donate $55K to three local charities if Mayor Boughton follows through.
Now we had to ask the Mayor if he is actually considering this and here is what he had to say on Tuesday's (9/1/20) Ethan and Lou Show.
He says he's working on a video and will be debuting it tomorrow (9/3/20) to answer John again. The Mayor says accepting the money on behalf of the city charities is a possibility, but he will have caveats. I'm looking forward to this being over. I've had it with John Oliver, and it sent me on a roller coaster ride of emotions.