Sports Night is political at times too, but the episodes are so short you can get over it.
There is an episode dealing with racism, and another dealign with drug use that come to mind, but the speech is handled well, and is over in a minute and somehow still fits.
There is an episode where a character was screwing up a lot because she was getting death threats for outing a pervert football player. She finally goes "Why aren't you yelling at me!!!!?!?! I'm screwing up! I'm not doing my job well! Don't you care!?!" And unlike The Newsroom they actually do care!
I think it's on Netflix, i suggest watching the first two episodes (I like the second one better than the first), all you would waste is 40 minutes, which is still 10-15 minutes less than the time you waste watching The Newsroom.
I think Aaron Sorkin writes better TV shows stoned, and now that he's cleaned up he should stick to movies only. His movies are still enjoyable.