The West Wing didn't have humor?
did not, let me be absolutely clear, HE DID NOT SAY THAT. Except, yes, he did say that.
I have the opposite reaction, I think The West Wing could be very funny when it wanted to be, but that The Newsroom tries too hard to be funny and misses more often than it hits. Charlie and Will have some good lines every once and a while, but MacKenzie and the love pentagon (?) characters are as funny as a migraine.