Surprise, surprise: John Oliver focuses his lens on President-elect Donald Trump this week. What else could it be, really? The aftermath of the 2016 election cycle will continue to reverberate for years to come.

Fittingly, this week’s Filter is chock-full of recaps, forecasts and analyses of what happened, what will happen and what could happen.

Things we saw (and heard)

How half of America lost its f**king mind — Cracked

Trump bucks protocol on press access — Associated Press

Here is what Donald Trump wants to do in his first 100 days — NPR

Meet Trump’s Cabinet-in-waiting — Politico

Meet the first Latina senator in U.S. history and other women of color who broke barriers — ThinkProgress

What’s next for U.S. marijuana industry under President Trump? — The Cannabist

Exclusive: Riding Trump wave, Breitbart News plans U.S., European expansion — Reuters

Media looks inward after Donald Trump surprise — Wall Street Journal

The forces that drove this election’s media failure are likely to get worse — Nieman

Quotes to note

“… pointing out how you wanted to bring attention to racial injustices and beyond that’s in this country … to turn around and not to even take your behind to the polls to vote for a particular candidate, it is shameful. Absolutely shameful. Him of all people!”

— ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith, after learning that San Francisco ’49ers quarterback and outspoken social critic Colin Kaepernick declined to vote, 11/9/16

“We are extremely saddened by this missed opportunity on the part of the people of the United States to join smaller democracies in ending the marginalization of women.”

— Liberian president Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, on the results of the 2016 presidential election, 11/9/16

“And people, if they just repeat a text enough, and outright lies over and over again, as long as it’s on Facebook and people can see it, as long as it’s on social media, people start believing it, and it creates this dust cloud of nonsense.”

— President Barack Obama, on his frustration with this year’s election coverage, 11/7/16

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