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Jeff Daniels Has No Time for Twitter’s Will McAvoy

As might be expected, there are a number of renegade Will McAvoy Twitter accounts. Leading the pack is @WillMcAvoyACN, which at press time had surpassed 55,000 followers.

The actor who plays McAvoy, Jeff Daniels, chatted with The Hollywood Reporter’s Erik Hayden at this week’s west coast premiere event about his personal media habits. He likes to tune into MSNBC when a big news story breaks and feels no urge to monitor The Newsroom doppeltwits:

Daniels sees immediacy, if not necessarily reliability, in Twitter – though was less enthusiastic about the McAvoy parody account that has amassed over 50,000 followers. “Will wouldn’t even bother looking at it, which is very similar to Jeff Daniels,” the actor said.

Hayden asked a number of Daniels’ co-stars about their favorite media outlets, and at least one had the honesty to include Gawker’s “Blind Items.” To find out who that is, click here. The much anticipated Season Two of The Newsroom debuts Sunday night.

When the Twitter McAvoy found out Thursday from the THR reporter about the Daniels vote of no-confidence, he had this succinct reaction:

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