From what Twitter tells me Newsroom is praising Think Progress and ripping DeMint, Lee, and Paul. Is Olby moonlighting as a writer there?—
Amanda Carpenter (@amandacarpenter) July 09, 2012
Last night’s episode of Aaron Sorkin’s “Newsroom” had the show predictably veering into shameless MSNBC territory. This isn’t really surprising, coming from America-basher Aaron Sorkin. Lapdog media meet lapdogs playing media on television.
Twitter users weren’t fans of this jackassery and took to Twitter to express their disgust.
I will never be able to unsee Sam Waterston name-checking Media Matters. Thanks, Sorkin.—
Lachlan Markay (@LachlanMarkay) July 09, 2012
Saw HBO's the Newsroom, yesterday, which the lead up to the 2010 elections. Tea Party painted in bad light for taking over Republican Party.—
James F. Libbe (@JamesFLibbe) July 09, 2012
More from Newsbusters:
“In the third episode of Aaron Sorkin’s new drama Newsroom, those involved in the fictitious cable news network ACN all basically became MSNBC employees mercilessly attacking the Tea Party whilst comparing Congresswoman Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) to the late Joe McCarthy… “
Guess who thought it was totally awesome, though? “Real journalists,” like Dan Rather and Howard Fineman, and their fellow travelers.
New tone and civility!
Tonight's episode of The Newsroom really opened my eyes to this Tea Party thing. I'm super worried about this Tea Party thing now! #2012—
(@videogum) July 09, 2012
Fake but accurate? Sigh.
“Newsroom” also threw in a little typical leftist sexism, for good measure.
Sexism is totally awesome, to the Left. But that is “intelligent” drama; as is gratuitous hate and demonizing, evidently.
Unfortunately for Mr. Sorkin people who can think for themselves, and who don’t rely on television shows to feed them opinions, see the show for what it is: Leftist hackery.
Aaron Sorkin's tropism outs by 3rd installmt of NEWSROOM, a barely concealed frontal attack on Tea Party, GOP, any rightwing issues: Crappy.—
(@dreyfus_marion) July 09, 2012