The Huffington Post Responds To John Oliver’s Piñata-Fueled Rant

The Huffington Post has upped the ante in response to the online video John Oliver posted on Sunday before his show’s two-week hiatus.

The host of “Last Week Tonight” threw down the gauntlet when he criticized the Huffington Post’s use of exaggerated headlines and then proceeded to literally “destroy” a piñata to show what “destroy” truly means.

The Huffington Post responded with a slew of headlines, which were part of an article titled:

Here are some of the headlines that the HuffPo created, which played into Oliver’s accusations:

h/t Mediaite


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