John Oliver Interviews Edward Snowden, and Real Journalism Breaks Out

The comedian asked the NSA leaker some tough questions.

John Oliver attends the 'Girls' season four series premiere at American Museum of Natural History on January 5, 2015 in New York City.

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John Oliver has said any apparent acts of journalism he commits are solely in pursuit of a joke, but humor seemed to take a backseat in his interview with National Security Administration leaker Edward Snowden, which aired Sunday on HBO's Last Week Tonight.

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