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‘The Daily Show’ Visits Sorkin’s ‘Newsroom’ (Video)

'The Daily Show' Visits Sorkin's 'Newsroom' (Video)

Jon Stewart and the cast of The Daily Show are fond of saying they’re pretend journalists, even though they often do a better job of delivering actual news stories than the circus that is CNN. In this segment about the loss of investigative journalism  — too expensive, too ratings-challenged – John Oliver interviews Kaj Larsen, a victim of CNN cutbacks; reminds us of the time that Jessica Yellin was a hologram (and really, I don’t blame her for that news-meets-Star-Trek moment), and visits Will McAvoy  — or is it Jeff Daniels? — in a really fictional newsroom.

Here it is: try to figure out who’s the real journalist, who’s make-believe.

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