Democrat Wins 'West Wing' Presidential Race; Show Cancelled

April 10th, 2006 5:50 AM

Lawrence O’Donnell Suggests Bush Should Learn From “The West Wing

December 10th, 2005 2:35 PM

NBC’s West Wing Fantasy: Pro-Choice Repub Soars Without Right Wing B

November 6th, 2005 3:48 PM

Hollywood's fantasy that Republicans could sweep the nation if they only put up a "pro-choice" candidate animated last Sunday's episode -- and Janeane Garofalo got in a blast at conservatives. NBC is promising an "unprecedented West Wing event" in tonight’s sweeps stunt of a live debate between liberal presidential candidate "Matt Santos," played by Jimmy Smits, and the anti-religious right…

Lawrence O’Donnell Says Rove is a Cancer on the Presidency

October 31st, 2005 9:52 AM

Maher Wishes Bush Would Follow NBC's West Wing, Tell Christian Right t

October 17th, 2005 3:46 PM
On this past weekend's Real Time with Bill Maher on HBO, comedian Bill Maher pointed to the liberal scriptwriters of NBC's West Wing for political guidance. Maher touted how “Alan Alda plays a Republican Senator who tells the Christian Right to go screw.” Maher yearned: “Why can't we have that in real life?” Last Tuesday (October 11) on MSNBC's Hardball, the Chicago Tribune's Jim Warren had also…

Chicago Trib's Jim Warren: Conservatives Never Satisfied, So Bush Shou

October 11th, 2005 7:42 PM
The opposition from the religious right faced by the fictional Republican presidential candidate on NBC's The West Wing, symbolizes for Jim Warren, the former Washington Bureau Chief for the Chicago Tribune who is now a Deputy Managing Editor for the paper, how real-life conservatives, upset over the Harriet Miers pick, will never be satisfied. On Tuesday's Hardball on MSNBC, Warren admired how…

Hollywood Delusion: New York Times Could Endorse GOP Presidential Cand

October 10th, 2005 1:18 PM
Only on fantasy television would anyone predict the New York Times would endorse a Republican presidential candidate, but that's what occurred on Sunday's episode of NBC's drama, The West Wing. On the October 9 show, the GOP nominee, California Senator “Arnie Vinick” (played by Alan Alda), lays out a series of proposals on immigration (such as doubling the border patrol), aimed to put his…

Chris Matthews Attacks Republican from Left on NBC's 'West Wing' Too

October 7th, 2005 10:03 PM

MSNBC viewers are used to seeing Hardball host Chris Matthews take on Republicans from the left, but in a new twist, he'll being doing the same this weekend on NBC's Sunday drama, The West Wing. As shown on Friday's Hardball, Matthews plays himself in a scene in which the “Josh Lyman” character, the campaign manager for imaginary left-wing Democratic presidential candidate “Matt Santos” (…