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HBO's John Oliver Joked About Newspapers, But Was He Right?

John Oliver attends an event during the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival on April 22, 2016 in New York City. (Theo Wargo/Getty Images for Tribeca Film Festival)
John Oliver attends an event during the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival on April 22, 2016 in New York City. (Theo Wargo/Getty Images for Tribeca Film Festival)

Comedian John Oliver joked about the dire future of newspapers on his HBO program “Last Week Tonight.” The newspaper industry wasn’t entirely amused.

Here & Now‘s Jeremy Hobson speaks with the Wall Street Journal’s Jason Bellini about Oliver’s comments, and the state of newspapers.

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Guest

Jason Bellini, video reporter and senior producer for the Wall Street Journal. He tweets @jasonbellini.

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