John Oliver, a HBO host and comedian, hawked his newest book, “A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo,” which is a parody of a children’s book published by the family of Vice President Mike Pence.
Pence’s wife Karen and their daughter Charlotte collaborated on the book, “Marlon Bundo’s Day in the Life of a Vice President,” where Charlotte penned poetry and Karen did the book’s illustrations.
The book’s sales will go to two charities: an art therapy program called Tracy’s Kids and an anti-slavery and anti-sex-trafficking nonprofit called A21.
But due to a scheduled book tour event with Focus on the Family, Oliver published his parody book. Oliver has called Focus on the Family an “anti-LGBTQ organization.” Oliver’s book features a gay rabbit, a poke at Pence’s social conservatism, and the book’s proceeds will go to AIDS United and an LGBTQ youth initiative called Trevor’s Project.
The media heralded this example of “trolling,” or in other words, mocking and making fun of the Pence family. Many mainstream media outlets covered the story, an example of sensational, anti-Trump journalism: