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It can be hard at times to separate the man from the character.

Jeff Daniels is not an exception to that rule. HBOs The Newsroom which was a TV show way before its time about a modern take on the news media. It gave Daniels the freedom to rant on and on about politics and it’s hard to seperate his character Will McAvoy and Daniels himself. Turns out Daniels is pretty much the McAvoy character he played, at least according to political views.

As he sat next to Colbert rattling off all the virtues that this country has lost due to Trump, I was sent back into the dimly lit hallways of ACN, the fictional newsroom of anchor Will McAvoy, back during the days when crazy was only a fringe part of the right wing establishment.

Daniels has a warning for the Trump cabinet: You are all going to jail.

Daniels also has some insight that was interesting. Since he just spent a lot of time in the intelligence agencies researching for his latest drama, Hulu’s The Looming Tower, he said that certain FBI people, will come out as heroes when all this Trump stuff over. Was he talking about James Comey?


John J. Falco