"Newsroom" Notes: Now, Sorkin Finally Starts To Get It Right
Spoilers ahead. If you haven't yet seen the season premiere of The Newsroom, entitled "Boston," and plan to you should do yourself a favor and come back to this later. Aaron Sorkin's The Newsroom returned to HBO last night for the first of six episodes that will wrap-up the ...read more
Quote of the Day: Aaron Sorkin Is Sorry for "The Newsroom"
"I think you and I got off on the wrong foot with The Newsroom and I apologize and I’d like to start over.” -- Aaron Sorkin speaking to an audience at the Tribeca Film Festival last night He asked the crowd on-hand to stand in for basically everybody, all of us out in TV land. ...read more
THE MORNING BANTER: Controversial Muslim Surveillance, US Airways Reasonability, Apocalyptic Pastors, and Aaron Sorkin Supercuts
Happy Wednesday! Your taxes are all wrong! Here's what's happening on the interweb: 1. NYPD Finally Shuts Down Controversial Surveillance Program That Spied On Muslims The New York Police Department has shut down its controversial Muslim surveillance program. The New York ...read more
"Newsroom" Notes: Well, I Guess It's Just Us Now
I realize this is coming in a little late this week, mostly because I had an incredibly difficult family funeral to attend over the weekend and needed to take the day yesterday to just spend some time with my young daughter. But I guess I can chalk the delay up to posting the ...read more
Why Do People Hate Liberals?
By Bob Cesca: It's only slightly less frustrating to watch Fox News Channel and to listen to right-wing talk radio as it often is to observe progressives choke on their own well-meaning, but ultimately self-defeating tongues. Seriously, the act of observing fellow liberals ...read more
The Daily Banter Weekly Round Up!!
This week on The Daily Banter, we looked at Mitt Romney's deceptive use of racist language, and broke down why the ongoing Bain Capital story is so important. We looked at the 'Money Honey' Maria Bartiromo's consistent disregard for the facts on Wall St scandals, and Chez asked ...read more
What If "The Newsroom" Really Can Make a Difference?
By Chez Pazienza: A few weeks back I banged out a column for this site that took issue with what I called the misguided, "pipe-dreamy idealism" of Aaron Sorkin's new HBO show, The Newsroom. After watching only the season premiere I didn't necessarily claim to know whether the ...read more
Romney's Laughable Tax Claims
In the latest episode of Aaron Sorkin's 'The Newsroom' on HBO, presenter Will McAvoy continues his noble fight to dispel Right wing myths and civilize discourse in America. We learn in the episode that McAvoy is a registered Republican, but is so distressed by the grotesque ...read more
The Daily Banter Weekly Round Up
In case you missed it, here's what we covered this week at The Daily Banter! Chez Pazienza commented on the victory for Obamacare and warned the Left not to get too excited, Bob Cesca explained why Republicans love Obamacare, but just don't know it. We looked at possibly the ...read more
The Pipe-Dreamy Idealism of "The Newsroom"
By Chez Pazienza: Like just about anybody who's spent a good portion of his or her career in the TV news industry, I watched Aaron Sorkin's new show, The Newsroom, on HBO a couple of nights ago. I did this because, like anybody who's spent a good portion of his or her career ...read more