John Oliver Has The Solution To The Supreme Court's Refusal To Videotape Supreme Court Hearings: Dogs
from the not-cats? dept
For many years, we’ve discussed the pure ridiculousness of the Supreme court’s adamant refusal to allow cameras in the courtroom, along with the Justices’ questionable justifications of the ban. Now it appears that John Oliver has taken up the issue as well, but unlike those just whining about it, Oliver (thanks to the resources of HBO) has a possible “solution.” Dogs.
His solution — using “an almost immoral amount of resources” — is to present video representations of the entire Supreme Court… using dogs (and a couple of birds in supporting roles). And, Oliver claims, they’re making those videos freely available to any other news provider who would like to create complete reenactments of any court case in a way that is cute and guaranteed to draw more attention than the court renderings, or, hell, actual videos if they were ever allowed. You can see the full ten minutes of footage (and, yes, I watched it all) right here:
Please feel free to use it, post your videos, and tag them #RealAnimalsFakePaws so we can find them.
The only disappointment is that whoever put it up, still officially left it under a “standard” license, rather than the Creative Commons license that YouTube makes available. Still, nice move by Oliver and his team.