04/06/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

"Daily Show" White House Takeover: John Oliver Meets Press Corps (VIDEO)

"The Daily Show" 's John Oliver reported on the White House press corps last night. He describes the briefing room as "what Donald Trump would have designed if he'd decided to keep journalists as pets" and refers to NBC News' Chuck Todd as "the guy who manages Flight of the Conchords." More pointedly, Oliver gets CBS' Chip Reid to brag about meaningless soundbites and asks spokesman Robert Gibbs, "Which of the questions that your staff insisted be pre-approved would you like to answer?"

But Helen Thomas gets the last word: "I don't know where you came from, but wherever it is you should go home."