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Old September 15 2013, 09:53 PM   #202
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Re: And now The Newsroom....

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Meh, it's just Sorkin being Sorkin. His sort of patriotism is a hallmark of the West Wing as well.
True, it did happen on The West Wing as well. But it is strange for a show which started with an impassioned rant about how the US isn't the greatest country in the world to veer into this sort of romantic patriotism. But I guess that's the real Sorkin showing through.
It was showing even then. Will said that the US wasn't the greatest country in the world anymore. A section of his monologue was dedicated to glorifying a past America with a well-informed public debate that never existed which is very Sorkin.
And the first season also ended on a patriotic note with Sorority girl asking her question again and Will answering, "you do." I really liked that scene. You got to hand it to Sorkin, he can do those patriotic moments really well.
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