The host of The Daily Show With Jon Stewart posed the question — “When did fact checking and journalism separate?” — to the longtime NBC newsman last night in a discussion about the coverage of the political conventions. Brokaw gamely defends the news networks, who he says have to operate at “warp speed” but still find opportunities to call out politicians whose factual claims “overreach.” Stewart’s response: “‘Overreach’ seems to be the nicest way to say ‘lie’.”

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