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February 12th, 2014
08:31 PM ET

Is Google to blame for the income gap?

Comedian John Oliver is the latest to take a jab at Google for creating what some in San Francisco say is a painful divide between the haves and the have-nots.

On Tuesday, he took issue with a topic that OutFront has reported on - the plush and private shuttle buses being used to transport Google and other tech workers from San Francisco to their offices in Silicon Valley.

“You’re no longer the underdog!” Oliver exclaimed. He pointed out, the tech community in San Francisco is “pissing off an entire city – not just with what you do at work, but how you get to work!”

Oliver also went after the high salaries paid to the tech employees, which have caused rent prices to skyrocket.

“You’re accused of over-gentrifying a city that was already the most expensive city to live in," Oliver said.

Is all this Google-bashing fair?

Mediaite's Joe Concha is OutFront.


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