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Colbert Takes On Shepard Smith’s Distracting Candy Crush Addiction

A few weeks back, Stephen Colbert congratulated Shepard Smith for “Shepping it up a notch” with the new Fox News Deck. Last night, Colbert checked in to see just how Smith is using the shiny new technology to revolutionize the news. It turns out he’s mostly playing Candy Crush.

The Fox News Deck was in place just in time to cover the government shutdown, but as Colbert showed, Smith mainly ignored the giant screens around him and instead read the news off of “hand-held, biodegradable info-sheets.” Instead, Smith used the screens to play his favorite video game, saying, “I don’t even know if it’s fun anymore, or if I’m just a complete addict.”

“Now we know the answer to one of journalism’s eternal questions,” Colbert said. “What does Shep Smith do while he poops?” Looking at some of the actual news stories tempting Smith from the Fox News crawl as he played his game, Colbert commended the anchor for remaining laser-focused on the task at hand.

This led Colbert to reveal his own “Super Newstendo Journo-Cube 3000,” where he was forced to choose between important news stories and “shiny, spinny diamonds” in a game called “Shiny or News.”

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