I like John Oliver, but he is a comedian. If he can’t make a joke about it, he probably won’t touch it and the SOR is no joking matter. John Oliver is also British, so he may not have a full understanding of how our laws work and the U.S. Constitution.
I do think we should try to reach out to National outlets, such as 20/20, CNN and The Washington Post. Small town papers and local news stations struggle to stay in business as they compete with the Internet and 24 hour a day cable news. They have to carefully choose their stories. National news networks have more flexibility and less risk when picking up unpopular topics.