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Old August 28 2013, 06:15 AM   #166
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Re: And now The Newsroom....

If both episodes take place during election night, that also means we aren't going to get a resolution on the lawsuit until next season.
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Old August 28 2013, 07:27 AM   #167
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Re: And now The Newsroom....

The suit doesn't have to be settled in court.

Imagine this...

"We're screwed. What we really need is an act of god."

Cue a bolt of lightning.

A Bolt of Lightning?

A Bolt of lightning!
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Old August 28 2013, 01:33 PM   #168
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Re: And now The Newsroom....

Definitely the best episode of the season, possibly of the whole series. It was a little muddled at the start, but once the Genoa story aired things started to hum just right.

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If both episodes take place during election night, that also means we aren't going to get a resolution on the lawsuit until next season.
Maybe the team will put on such an amazing election night broadcast that they'll win back the trust of the public, and Jerry Dantana will learn the true meaning of journalism and drop the lawsuit.

Or that story will just disappear into Mandyland, like Will's death threats.
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Old August 28 2013, 02:00 PM   #169
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Yeah... But he filmed a clock?

How fricking dumb is he?

You ever watched Star Trek 6 and tried not to notice the huge digital clock above the view screen that's having a mental episode?
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Old August 30 2013, 06:34 AM   #170
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Re: And now The Newsroom....

Just saw it tonight. Best episode of the series to date. No contest there. Amazingly done. If The Newsroom isn't nominated next year for Best Drama Series in the Emmys, they need to stop having the Emmys.
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Old August 31 2013, 12:27 AM   #171
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Re: And now The Newsroom....

I was hoping they'd deal more with Jerry than just the "You're fired." "I know" bit that we saw between him and Mac in the elevator.

I mean I know the whole season up to this point has been them dealing with his wrongful termination case, so I realize they're dealing with it that way, but I would have liked to see more of Jerry explaining why he did what he did. Well, there are still two more episodes left, I may get my wish yet.

And yes, this was a superb episode.
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Old August 31 2013, 02:26 AM   #172
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... but I would have liked to see more of Jerry explaining why he did what he did.
We kind of already did, when he went into demented white boy mode, hell bent to bring down the presidency at all costs and he started yelling at everyone about how they liked the president too much to be objective. Pretty much summed up his agenda to me...

He hated the president soooo much, he was willing to risk his ethics, career, and everybody else's to get him impeached with a fake story.
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Old August 31 2013, 02:35 AM   #173
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Re: And now The Newsroom....

Just to clarify, according to Sorkin on Colbert, in the real world, what this is based on, the story was real.

The guy changed the tape because the source wouldn't repeat what he said off camera, on camera.
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Old August 31 2013, 03:20 AM   #174
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I wondered if it was based on a real event, but don't remember anything like that reaching the UK.

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Old August 31 2013, 03:44 AM   #175
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... but I would have liked to see more of Jerry explaining why he did what he did.
We kind of already did, when he went into demented white boy mode, hell bent to bring down the presidency at all costs and he started yelling at everyone about how they liked the president too much to be objective. Pretty much summed up his agenda to me...

He hated the president soooo much, he was willing to risk his ethics, career, and everybody else's to get him impeached with a fake story.
I suppose I just would have liked to see more of him after getting fired. Now like I said, there's two episodes left, so I may still get my wish, but I thought it was kind of a cheat that his finale scene was basically: "You're fired." "I know."
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Old August 31 2013, 04:56 PM   #176
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The guy changed the tape because the source wouldn't repeat what he said off camera, on camera.
Which just raises the question, did they really use Sarin gas? And Newsnight just couldn't prove it? Or was the general full of shit off-camera when he said "It happened".
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Old August 31 2013, 10:47 PM   #177
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Re: And now The Newsroom....

I reviewed the sequence from the episode 10 seconds ago. All Jerry asked before the interview started was "Do you understand that we are talking about a classified mission and that it did happen". Stephen Root says "yes", and then Jerry turned the camera on.

It was a shit preinterview, because Jerry thought he general was squirely and that Charlie and Mac had already forced the truth out of him.

(Do I now have to go back and find the Charlie/Mac/General conversation?)

MMMMMMmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmeanwhile...

The white house unclassified all the paperwork behind Genoa after the news report aired.

Which was a massive "Go fuck yourself".

It was all above board, or a massive trick.

But the news Night people seemed to believe that it was above board.
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Old August 31 2013, 10:53 PM   #178
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He said that Genoa happened.

He didn't say that Genoa involved the use of Sarin gas.
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Old August 31 2013, 11:04 PM   #179
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Re: And now The Newsroom....

I tend to edit every post I make on average of about 10 times in the first hour.

A real life Jerry Dantana I might be?

http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/jerry-rigged

http://www.merriam-webster.com/dicti...d=jerry-built#

NEVER, and I mean NEVER trust a man named Jerry.
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Old September 1 2013, 02:20 PM   #180
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Not even Seinfeld?
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