On Sunday’s broadcast of Last Week Tonight, host John Oliver showed how comically similar Anderson Cooper’s recent coverage of the current war in Gaza is to his previous CNN reports about the region’s conflict in 2009.
“Why is CNN even wasting money having him report on this when they could just literally rerun his coverage form 5 years ago and no one would notice?” asked Oliver, adding, “Somehow in five years this situation has not improved, and [Cooper’s] face has lost none of its virile yet tender magnetism.”
Oliver then flashed back even further into CNN history to 2006, and a report from a younger, but still visually similar, Anderson Cooper.
“How does he look the same?!” Oliver demanded, before showing a Daily Show clip of himself from 2006.
“I have been ravaged by time!” joked Oliver, before pointing out, “and I have spent zero time in Gaza!”
Watch the entire Last Week Tonight segment below:
- Inside WikiLeaks: A former employee shares what he learned about Julian Assange (including his beef with Hillary Clinton).
- One week into the fight to take back Mosul, expectations for quick success have clashed with the reality of a bloody struggle ahead.
- At least 13 people were killed and 31 others injured when a tour bus crashed into a semi-trailer near Palm Springs, California Sunday.
- An NFL player paid tribute to Harambe, the gorilla who died at a Cincinnati zoo, on his cleats.