Jujitsu – Last Week Tonight John Oliver “Mobile Homes” Video Fact-Check Revelations

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Dictionary.com says, “Jujitsu definition, a method developed in Japan of defending oneself without the use of weapons by using the strength and weight of an adversary to disable him.”

Ponder that, “using the strength and weight of an adversary” against them. Here’s more about jujitsu or jiujitsu: “use of an opponent’s strengths or one’s own weaknesses to accomplish one’s goals.” That might sound like magic, an answer to prayer, or a dream come true.

Manufactured home industry professionals who want to see honest and robust growth need all of the above, plus what follows.

The hottest topic in the industry presently is that viral video by Oliver called “Mobile Homes.” You can see that video on MHLivingNews, linked further below.  Because that is the hottest issue, that also means that the fact checks and related on MHLivingNews are ‘read hot’ here on MHProNews.

That logically means those who are found here or on MHLivingNews can benefit from Oliver’s hit video. Those who aren’t, can’t to that same degree.

Our twin public and professional platforms have done fact-checks on challenging issues like Oliver’s video for years. The more analysis and commentary we do, the stronger our pro-growth trade media platforms become. No one else in our industry even comes close. No wonder there’s 1.2 million page views monthly on MHProNews alone.

Let’s give of how tackling to thorny issues is useful.  Let’s look at an example from 5 years ago.  It was arguably Frank Rolfe’s first big splash, “The Cold Hard Lessons of Mobile Home U” in the New York Times by Gary Rivlin.

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5 years from now, don’t be surprised if you find the same outcome above to be true about this hit video by Oliver.  We robustly respond online with appropriate fact checks and pushing back were needed. The result?  Jujitsu pays off.

 

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John Oliver Video Analysis Summary

The short version of our various fact-checks – all found linked further below – reveals these surprising connections.

The firms slammed by Oliver are all connected to:

  • Warren Buffett led Berkshire Hathaway’s Clayton Homes and/or or the Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI).
  • As Saturday’s special report linked below documents, MHAction’s dark money funding traces back to Warren Buffett. We followed the money trail, so it’s easy for you or anyone else to see the compelling evidence.
  • Those two bullets above mean that the responsibility for the allegations against each of the operations named by Oliver belong with those companies and non-profits, not anyone else. Why should the balance of the manufactured home industry suffer for what a relatively small group has done?
  • Rephrased, we’ve used jujitsu to put the responsibility where it should be.  Meanwhile, we, our industry allies, and comrades can benefit.

 

The rest are the fascinating details, fact-checks, analysis, and commentary.

That means that MHProNews can pivot back to other matters, because those reports will keep working in the background for years to come.  So while MHI and their bud whine and preen, we’ve done what they couldn’t or wouldn’t do.

There’s Always More…

Several other significant issues occurred this past week, from 4-7-2019 to 4-14.-2019. With no further adieu, check those out in the reports linked from the text-image boxes or other hot-links that follow.  They are all here for you on the most pro-growth platforms in all of manufactured home professional or public engagement.

 

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HBO’s John Oliver on Last Week Tonight Mobile Homes Video, Manufactured Home Communities Fact Check

HBO’s John Oliver on Last Week Tonight Mobile Homes Video, Manufactured Home Communities Fact Check – manufacturedhomelivingnews.com

” Mobile homes were perfected by humans, but invented by snails,” John Oliver on HBO’s Last Week Tonight, per Time. ” The homes of some the poorest people in America are being snapped up by some of the richest people in America.” Really?


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Saturday 4.13.2019

Upcoming Special Opportunities Intelligence Reports, Plus Headwinds, Immediate MHC Independents Warning

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Friday 4.12.2019

Watchdogs? Attack-Dogs? The Smear, and Manufactured Housing

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Sun Communities Under the Hood – Data Reveals – Manufactured Homes, Communities, Comparisons with Conventional, Multifamily Housing

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Thursday 4.11.2019

Bryan Manufactured Homes Ban Passed, But Petition Count, Other Legal Moves May Stop Texas City

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Michigan Association’s Video Campaign, What They’ve Said About Manufactured Home Living

Michigan Association’s Video Campaign, What They’ve Said About Manufactured Home Living

Warren Buffett Wades Into Politics, Why Not John Oliver’s Piece on “Mobile Homes?”

Warren Buffett Wades Into Politics, Why Not John Oliver’s Piece on “Mobile Homes?”

 

Wednesday 4.10.2019

“Mind Blowing,” Ultra-Modern Tiny House on Wheels, Viral Video – MH Intelligence Report

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Gen Z – Manufactured Housing Independents’ Intelligence Report, Useful Research Infographic

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Tuesday 4.9.2019 

Flashback! Funny, Surprising, Interesting Jay Leno, Donald J. Trump 1999 Video Interview

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Short History Of Taxation in U.S., Infographic, Plus Manufactured Home Equities Updates

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“Economic Racism.” Angry Residents, Students, Civic Leaders Fight Plan to Ban Affordable Manufactured Homes, Industry Professionals Sound Off

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Monday 4.8.2019

Mexico City, Florida Manufactured Home Community, Drone Photo, Video – 6 Months after Hurricane Michael

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Art Laffer on POTUS Trump’s Federal Reserve Board Picks, Plus MH Market Updates

HUD Office of Inspector General Breaks Up Section 8 Scam

HUD Study on Manufactured Housing Discriminatory Zoning, Placement by Local Cities, Counties Requested

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Sunday 4.7.2019

 

Seattle Is Dying, Are Cities Near You Dying Too? High Costs, Corrupted Systems, Manufactured Housing’s Potential Silver Lining

Seattle Is Dying, Are Cities Near You Dying Too? High Costs, Corrupted Systems, Manufactured Housing’s Potential Silver Lining

 

That’s When you carefully digest the content we provide each week, here are the two bullets it often boils down to once pondered.

  • First, there are numerous ways that a savvy firm in manufactured housing could be doing far more business than what it is, honorably and ethically.
  • The second point is that the industry’s leaders are arguably doing a terrible job, given the tremendous needs for affordable housing in the U.S.

That’s this Sunday morning weekly recap. We’re happy to be “Delivering to Manufactured Home Independents & Investors Useful Intelligence for Your Professional Life.” © where “We Provide, You Decide.” © ## (News, analysis, and commentary.)

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