So, this is funny. In 2017, John Oliver of Last Week Tonight did a piece on coal company CEO Bob Murray. Murray promptly sued him and HBO. The suit, according to Oliver and other observers, seems to have been part of a larger strategy to silence critics with threats of expensive legal action. This has been a useful tool for the 1% and corporations in recent years.
Only Oliver and HBO didn’t shut up and went to court. Two years later, Murray & Co. dropped the suit.
John Oliver then did a wonderfully vengeful show on Murray and the suit. It is embedded below. Be sure to watch all the way the end when Oliver leads an all-dancing, all-singing Broadway number in which he and his friends tell Murray to go fuck himself.