Then he got into his "moment of premium cable profanity."
"As of now, we know this attack was carried out by gigantic f—ing assholes," Oliver said. "Unconscionable flaming assholes, possibly, possibly working with other f—ing assholes, definitely working in service of an ideology of pure assholery."
"Second, and this goes almost without saying, f— these assholes. F— them, if I may say, sideways," he said. "And third, it is important to remember that nothing about what these assholes are trying to do is going to work."
Oliver said France is a country of strong people with a wonderful culture and lifestyle. Any efforts to hinder that would be futile.
"So to the people of France, our thoughts are truly with you," Oliver said. "And I do not doubt there will be more to say on this as events unspool."