HBO's 'Newsroom' Cherry-Picks Soros-Funded Think Progress Video to Sme

July 23rd, 2012 9:35 PM
As NewsBusters previously reported, HBO's The Newsroom has used information for its scripts from material provided to it by the far-left, George Soros-funded propaganda outlet Think Progress. On Sunday, the show cherry-picked six seconds - yes, I said six seconds! - from a highly-edited TP video to smear conservative businessmen Charles and David Koch (video follows with transcript and…

Forbes Media Writer: HBO Rips 'Newsroom' Reviews Out of Context to Ma

July 23rd, 2012 4:24 PM
The gushing praise for Newsroom that HBO is highlighting in an ad campaign just seemed too good to be true to Jeff Bercovici, who noted the new Aaron Sorkin-created series was earning a "distinctly mediocre [score of] 57" on Metacritic.com. "Even those critics who’ve embraced it have generally done so with considerable caveats," the Forbes media critic noted. So sure…

Sorkin's Newsroom Target Scott Walker, Citizens United

July 23rd, 2012 11:58 AM
Over the previous four episodes, Aaron Sorkin's The Newsroom has become the liberal media's Sunday night darling. So, after the July 15th offering, which featured fictional news anchor Will MacAvoy comparing Tea Party members to sex offenders, a little conservative-bashing was expected. The July 22 episode did not disappoint, with the team at "Atlantic Cable News" delving into…

Howard Kurtz Thrilled With Aaron Sorkin 'Using My Reputation to Valida

July 15th, 2012 8:33 PM
As NewsBusters previously reported, CNN's Howard Kurtz was respectfully mentioned in last week's Tea Party-bashing episode of HBO's The Newsroom. On Sunday's Reliable Sources, despite having called Aaron Sorkin's new series a "crackup" and a "snooze," the host was quite pleased with having his reputation used to validate a program he had previously…

Irony Alert: Dan Rather Loves HBO's 'The Newsroom,' Says It's About th

July 13th, 2012 11:17 AM
Former CBS news anchor Dan Rather, who resigned in disgrace from the network in 2005, loves HBO's liberal show The Newsroom and told CNN's Piers Morgan on Thursday that it is ultimately about "the battle for...the soul of news itself." "The Newsroom, which is on HBO, is terrific," gushed Rather. "[I]t's a story of the battle for the soul of a big-time big…

HBO's Tea Party-Bashing 'Newsroom' Writer Thanks Think Progress for 'V

July 12th, 2012 5:14 PM
As NewsBusters previously reported, this past Sunday's Tea Party-bashing episode of HBO's The Newsroom featured a lead character prominently mentioning the far-left, George Soros-funded propaganda organization Think Progress. On Monday, the co-author of that episode, one Gideon Yago, tweeted his thanks to TP reporter Adam Peck for "reporting and archiving" that was "…

Dan Rather: 'I Wish Every American Could See' Sunday's Tea Party-Bashi

July 9th, 2012 5:42 PM
As NewsBusters reported earlier, Sunday's episode of HBO's The Newsroom was an absolute disgrace that included numerous attacks on elected members of the Tea Party including a disparaging comparison of Congresswoman Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) to the late Joe McCarthy. Much to my astonishment, former CBS Evening News anchor Dan Rather actually loved the show writing at Gawker, "…

HBO's 'Newsroom' Becomes MSNBC: Trashes Tea Party, Compares Bachmann t

July 9th, 2012 10:19 AM
People turning on HBO Sunday evening must have thought they'd accidentally switched channels to MSNBC. In the third episode of Aaron Sorkin's new drama The 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 (video…

‘Newsroom’ Renewed by HBO Despite Few Viewers, Many Critics

July 5th, 2012 6:41 AM
Despite the fact that few people are watching "The Newsroom," premimum cable channel HBO aseriesnnounced on Tuesday that it has renewed the left-leaning new series for a second season even though only two episodes have been broadcast. The premiere of the show, which aired on Sunday, June 24, drew a mediocre total of 2.14 million viewers, which included a second airing, as it…

CNN's Morgan Repeatedly Raises Sorkin's Anti-America Speech with Guest

July 5th, 2012 1:53 AM
Since liberal producer Aaron Sorkin's HBO series The Newsroom made waves a couple of weeks ago with its infamous speech asserting that America is "not the greatest country in the world anymore," CNN host Piers Morgan has repeatedly brought up this charge with guests on his Piers Morgan Tonight show. Morgan, who so far has not brought up the speech with any clearly conservative…