Flashback: HBO Newsroom’s Sanctimonious Tea Party as the Taliban Ran

July 14th, 2013 7:55 PM
HBO’s The Newsroom debuts its second season tonight (Sunday) at 10 PM EDT/PDT. The preachy and sanctimonious left-wing dialogue from creator/writer Aaron Sorkin often came across as unintentional near-parody of MSNBC’s old Countdown with Keith Olbermann, none more so than in the self-righteous commentary delivered by anchor “Will McAvoy,” played by Jeff Daniels, in the…

Actor Jeff Daniels: Second Amendment Was From 'A Different Time,' Want

July 10th, 2013 2:52 PM
On Tuesday's Piers Morgan Live, actor Jeff Daniels pushed for universal background checks because the Second Amendment was written during a "different time." "I'm one of the guys that goes back to the Second Amendment and just goes, 'you know what, it was a different time and now we're into the Sandy Hooks and the – you know, all of that and whatever…

Corporate Money Didn't Take Over Politics Post-Citizens United, New St

December 12th, 2012 2:44 PM
Remember the hand-wringing from the Left about how the Citizens United Supreme Court decision was supposed to turn America into a corporate dystopia.  The media obligingly amplified those complaints. Well, the December 12 USA Today published an analysis showing minimal corporate participation in this year’s election cycle.  In fact, their contributions amounted to roughly 10% of…

The Newsroom Concludes Season with More Tea Party Bashing: Calls Them

August 27th, 2012 3:43 PM
Despite mediocre ratings and a multitude of unenthusiastic reviews, HBO renewed The Newsroom for a second season after its first two episodes. The commercial-free premium cable network with a penchant for some of the most unabashed forms of liberalism must've really liked Newsroom’s topical, politically-slanted subject material, and anti-American sentiment.  [See video below.…

Sorkin's 'Newsroom' Attacks Women, Gay Republicans

July 30th, 2012 12:05 PM
Last night's episode of Aaron Sorkin's The Newsroom was hilariously titled, "Bullies." Unfortunately for HBO, the humor was due to the program's seemingly endless hypocrisy and not because there was anything remotely funny in the dialogue of the episode itself. Lauded as a ground-breaking show by much of the liberal media, The Newsroom really jumped the shark this week…

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…

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…

Sorkin's Newsroom Compares 'Lying' Republicans to Sex Offenders

July 16th, 2012 12:47 PM
HBO's The Newsroom continued its anti-GOP streak Sunday evening with its fourth episode, "I'll Try to Fix You." While previous installments of Aaron Sorkin's latest series have been markedly anti-GOP, last night's offering was probably the most delirious. Self-righteous cable news anchor Will MacAvoy, played by Jeff Daniels, set his sights on gun owners, going so far…

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…

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…