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The Daily Show Ridicules California Wildfire Coverage

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Thanks to incessant media overproduction and round-the-clock rambling, the rest of the world could enjoy last week's wildfires as if it were watching another fiery, explosive drama out of Hollywood. Quick, cue the aliens and giant, silicone implant-eating insects. The president even played himself in this one and came with hugs; everyone drank lattes and did yoga; and somehow Britney still made it to court. It was really all just part of a much bigger epic, apparently a CNN production titled Planet in Peril.