“So far, much of corporate America has decided to not weigh in on this,” Oliver explained. “A stark contrast to their recent willingness to speak out on racial justice, voting rights and other social issues. And it’s not just silence here: A major donor to the sponsors and co-sponsors of this bill is a political action committee belonging to AT&T who, pending approval of our sale to Discovery, are still technically our business daddy.”
Oliver went on to say that Last Week Tonight had reached out to AT&T for comment, and they were told “AT&T has never taken a stance on abortion” and that “Employee PAC contributions to Texas legislators went to both supporters and opponents of the Texas legislation.”
As you can probably imagine, their response didn’t go down well with Oliver.
“Listen, not taking a stance on this issue right now is taking a stance, and both sides-ing abortion isn’t really the PR slam dunk that they seem to think it is,” he said.
“Although it is certainly on brand for them; AT&T clearly likes their public statements the same way that they like their cell signal: hilariously fucking weak.”