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Carol
07-10-2012, 01:03 PM
link (http://www.democraticunderground.com/1002925706)

LOL. The left sure has problems with reality don't they? Made up TV stories are considered "true". This isn't the first TV show they have been infatuated with claiming it portrays the "truth".


FarLeftFist (6,063 posts)

The Newsroom is making the MSM look like FOOLS.

When a fictional tv show does more hard hitting investigative & truthful journalism about the radical right-wing in 3 episodes than the entire MSM has done in the past decade you know the MSM has reached a new loooow.


ocd liberal (342 posts)

4. Just watched the third one last night

I stood up and gave it a standing ovation!!


nadinbrzezinski (106,047 posts)

8. That is why you should find, and chiefly support,

indie journalism at this point. To think that the big boys will go against their corporate bosses is crazy.

National Reader Supporter News or truth out are your two best bets right now

If you can afford to throw a few bucks to your local (in my case it would be the East County Magazine), we'd love you too.

It is time to realize the big boys are NOT going to do that... so we need to grow an alternate, independent media.

I mean, covering things like fires runs us gas and time, and well gear.

Covering hard hitting investigative pieces takes TIME, and resources are thin at best.

global1 (9,328 posts)

9. Jane Fonda Appeared In Episode 3, As I Recall She Was Married To Ted Turner......

I think around the time he owned CNN. Fonda plays Leona Lansing the CEO of Atlantis World Media, the parent company of ACN (Atlantis Cable News).

I'm wondering if she brought any personal touches to her role in the Newsroom from actual events that happened to Turner and her during this period.

In the program she is putting pressure on the President of the News Division - Charlie Skinner- played by Sam Waterston - to have Will McAvoy the anchor played by Jeff Daniels to ease up on the political commentary and banter because it could make life uncomfortable for her in her dealings with the politicians in Congress.

Episode 3 came down real hard on the Tea Party - and rightly so. They said things that weren't said on the run-up and the outcome of the 2010 elections where the Tea Party hijacked the Repug party.

What a great show. Can't wait for the future episodes. Sorkin is a genius.

But I would really like to get some comments from Jane Fonda on her role in this show and if she brings anything to the table because of her marriage to Ted Turner.


Esse Quam Videri (351 posts)

11. Just watched episode three last night

Man did they give it to the teabaggers and Koch Bros. Makes me have a smidgen of hope that there are some repugs who are sickened by what has become of their party.
What a surprise. Leftists create a TV show spewing all the left wing propaganda, talking points, bigotry and hate and the leftists that watch it cry in ecstasy because it confirms everything they believe therefore it's the truth.

txradioguy
07-10-2012, 01:06 PM
I think it was the TV critic for the Washington Post who said that CNN should use Newsroom as a model for returning to the mighty news giant it once was.

And for some odd reason HBO has already renewed this barely watched POS for a second season already.

Bailey
07-10-2012, 02:26 PM
I'll be damned if i will watch the show but someone let me know when they rip into left leaning causes and/or politicians with the same fervor as they do with Right leaning issues.

txradioguy
07-10-2012, 02:29 PM
I'll be damned if i will watch the show but someone let me know when they rip into left leaning causes and/or politicians with the same fervor as they do with Right leaning issues.

Not gonna happen. Sorkin is re-writing history to make Liberalism look like the white knight in America.

Odysseus
07-10-2012, 02:40 PM
link (http://www.democraticunderground.com/1002925706)What a surprise. Leftists create a TV show spewing all the left wing propaganda, talking points, bigotry and hate and the leftists that watch it cry in ecstasy because it confirms everything they believe therefore it's the truth.

Yes, but enough about MSNBC... :evil-grin:

noonwitch
07-10-2012, 03:15 PM
I never have liked any of Sorkin's shows, and I'm a liberal. His shows are boring and too serious.

I also like to be entertained, not preached at.

Retread
07-10-2012, 06:00 PM
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I also like to be entertained, not preached at.

And for that you get to watch very little on TV. Probably 75-80% of the shows on the big 5 have very left leaning preaching moments. Reading your posts I do not believe you agree with them all but the preaching alone will drive any sensible person away.

ThinkingBig
07-10-2012, 07:05 PM
link (http://www.democraticunderground.com/1002925706)

LOL. The left sure has problems with reality don't they? Made up TV stories are considered "true". This isn't the first TV show they have been infatuated with claiming it portrays the "truth".









What a surprise. Leftists create a TV show spewing all the left wing propaganda, talking points, bigotry and hate and the leftists that watch it cry in ecstasy because it confirms everything they believe therefore it's the truth.



Take it you never watched the show.

The main character is a conservative.

It's takes balls (and stupidity) to comment on something you've never actually seen.

"Leftist" is so WND.

NJCardFan
07-10-2012, 07:07 PM
And for that you get to watch very little on TV. Probably 75-80% of the shows on the big 5 have very left leaning preaching moments. Reading your posts I do not believe you agree with them all but the preaching alone will drive any sensible person away.

I don't watch much TV at all anymore outside of History Channel or movie channels or the sports channels. In fact, some I stopped watching some of my favorite shows because they became left wing propaganda outlets. Shows like Law&Order: SVU, True Blood, CSI, etc.

Zathras
07-10-2012, 08:13 PM
Take it you never watched the show.

If you and the DUmbasses like it I know it's crap and don't have to watch it.


The main character is a conservative.

No, the main character is a conservative according to a liberal hack....not the same


It's takes balls (and stupidity) to comment on something you've never actually seen.

Hasn't stopped you has it....at least on the stupidity part since , as a lib, you have no balls at all.


"Leftist" is so WND.

And thinking something on HBO made by a liberal hack is good is so DU.

Hubie
07-10-2012, 08:27 PM
What a surprise. Leftists create a TV show spewing all the left wing propaganda, talking points, bigotry and hate and the leftists that watch it cry in ecstasy because it confirms everything they believe therefore it's the truth.

So it's "the West Wing" set in a newsroom.

Hubie
07-10-2012, 08:56 PM
The main character is a conservative.

Yeah, I can just imagine.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Newsroom_%28U.S._TV_series%29#Main_cast


Will McAvoy – the anchor and managing editor of News Night. Will is a moderate Republican whose success is largely the result of never offending anyone. He presents a gruff exterior when he's off camera.

Doesn't sound like a conservative to me, numbnuts. Perhaps YOU shouldn't be commenting on things you know jack-squat about (e.g. conservatives). Clue to your worthless, clueless ass: "moderate" is not "conservative."

Retread
07-10-2012, 10:28 PM
................. left wing propaganda outlets. Shows like Law&Order: SVU, True Blood, CSI, etc.

Nailed it! ^^^ What he said.

AmPat
07-10-2012, 10:33 PM
Take it you never watched the show.

The main character is a conservative.

It's takes balls (and stupidity) to comment on something you've never actually seen.

"Leftist" is so WND.
Sort of describes you and your lack of familiarity with the truth.:friendly_wink:

Apache
07-10-2012, 11:18 PM
I never have liked any of Sorkin's shows, and I'm a liberal. His shows are boring and too serious.

I also like to be entertained, not preached at.

Ya know Nooner, I really think you ARE a Liberal. Wear that badge, ( coming from me ) proudly. We may disagree sometimes, however you do find the truth without spouting talking-points...

Apache
07-10-2012, 11:26 PM
Hasn't stopped you has it....at least on the stupidity part since , as a lib, you have no balls at all.


.Liberals get a bum rap. Why can't you guys get this simple truth? I have had the honor of knowing some Liberals, Brain fart is not one. He is a Leftist, not Liberal....



Words mean things people :cold:

Apache
07-10-2012, 11:30 PM
Clue to your worthless, clueless ass: "moderate" is not "conservative."

Bingo!

NJCardFan
07-10-2012, 11:39 PM
Take it you never watched the show.

The main character is a conservative.

It's takes balls (and stupidity) to comment on something you've never actually seen.

"Leftist" is so WND.

Just when I didn't think you can get any stupider. So, in your puny brain, leftist writers have the ability to objectively create a character who supposedly goes against everything they believe? You mean like the producers of True Blood who made a group of churchgoers look like a bunch of closed minded bigots then not only turns the church's leader into a vampire but they made him gay as well? You people aren't capable of portraying your political opposites in any other way then a farce.

Retread
07-10-2012, 11:45 PM
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The main character is a conservative.

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Another lesson for you if you can wrap your two brain cells around if --- Conservative and Republican are not the same.

Carol
07-10-2012, 11:51 PM
Originally Posted by ThinkingBig

Take it you never watched the show.

The main character is a conservative.

It's takes balls (and stupidity) to comment on something you've never actually seen.

"Leftist" is so WND.
So the main character is a conserative........who the rest of the characters-who are leftists-mock, vilify and lie about. Of course the "conservative" has all the characteristics and beliefs that liberals BELIEVE that conservatives have. All you have to do is read DU to see that leftists are incapable of knowing or understanding what conservatives believe or how they think.

txradioguy
07-11-2012, 07:54 AM
Originally Posted by ThinkingBig
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The main character is a conservative.



No...he's not. The back story claims he was a Republican...who as we see in the first episode has some kind of "awakening" when asked about why America is great...and from that point forward turns into a TV version of Keith Olbermann.

Nothing Jeff Daniels character on that show has done or said since he he took that question from the college kid has been the least bit Conservative or Republican.

Bailey
07-11-2012, 08:12 AM
No...he's not. The back story claims he was a Republican...who as we see in the first episode has some kind of "awakening" when asked about why America is great...and from that point forward turns into a TV version of Keith Olbermann.

Nothing Jeff Daniels character on that show has done or said since he he took that question from the college kid has been the least bit Conservative or Republican.

I wish Thinkingbig would start living up to his name....

txradioguy
07-11-2012, 08:16 AM
I wish Thinkingbig would start living up to his name....

Yeah...but we both know he won't.

Odysseus
07-11-2012, 08:45 AM
Take it you never watched the show.

The main character is a conservative.

The main character on All in the Family was a liberal's idea of a conservative, too.


It's takes balls (and stupidity) to comment on something you've never actually seen.

And yet you continue to comment on the world outside of your parents' basement. Go figure.


"Leftist" is so WND.

Okay, what do you call yourself? Progressive? Liberal? Socialist? Democratic Socialist? Anarcho-Syndicalist? We'll gladly let you define yourself, but those on the left tend to want to obscure their ideals when talking to non-fellow travellers.

Hubie
07-11-2012, 10:46 AM
Notice how the resident dimwit has abandoned the discussion after once again dropping one of his worthless, stinking turds and being called on it.

AmPat
07-11-2012, 10:58 AM
Liberals get a bum rap. Why can't you guys get this simple truth? I have had the honor of knowing some Liberals, Brain fart is not one. He is a Leftist, not Liberal....



Words mean things people :cold:
True, but most liberals are leftists and increasingly Statist. They are devoid of independent thought and spout leftist talking points like the good little drones they are. Liberals and DimoRats from my grandfather's generation would not recognize their diseased party today.

TVDOC
07-11-2012, 11:44 AM
I don't watch much TV at all anymore outside of History Channel or movie channels or the sports channels. In fact, some I stopped watching some of my favorite shows because they became left wing propaganda outlets. Shows like Law&Order: SVU, True Blood, CSI, etc.

Minor quibble......the executive Producer of the CSI series and spin-offs is Jerry Bruckheimer, and the Associate Producer is Gary Sinise (who also stars in the CSI New York spinoff) both are ardent conservatives, and former military (Sinise was a Marine, as is portrayed in the show).

Sinise makes appearances at rallies for conservative candidates, does fundraisers for veterans (such as the Wounded Warrior Project) and is occasionally a featured speaker at rallies for conservative events in DC.

On the Law & Order group of shows, the Producer is Dick Wolf, and they don't come any more liberal than he is.....on that I'll agree.

doc

Retread
07-21-2012, 09:50 PM
JIC anybody is interested......

opening speech on HBO's "the Newsroom"



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S4r7hIWln7Q

Odysseus
07-21-2012, 11:48 PM
Minor quibble......the executive Producer of the CSI series and spin-offs is Jerry Bruckheimer, and the Associate Producer is Gary Sinise (who also stars in the CSI New York spinoff) both are ardent conservatives, and former military (Sinise was a Marine, as is portrayed in the show).

Sinise makes appearances at rallies for conservative candidates, does fundraisers for veterans (such as the Wounded Warrior Project) and is occasionally a featured speaker at rallies for conservative events in DC.

On the Law & Order group of shows, the Producer is Dick Wolf, and they don't come any more liberal than he is.....on that I'll agree.

doc

Another minor quibble. I'm not sure about Bruckheimer, but Gary Sinise never served in the armed forces, although he has a lot of family that did. But he does do appearances and USO tours, gives a tremendous amount to military charities and he is definitely one of the good guys.


JIC anybody is interested......

opening speech on HBO's "the Newsroom"



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S4r7hIWln7Q

Wow. What an astonishing pack of liberal BS. I'm glad that I don't watch the show. It's hard to believe that the same network that gave us Band of Brothers gave us that turgid drivel.

NJCardFan
07-22-2012, 12:59 AM
Minor quibble......the executive Producer of the CSI series and spin-offs is Jerry Bruckheimer, and the Associate Producer is Gary Sinise (who also stars in the CSI New York spinoff) both are ardent conservatives, and former military (Sinise was a Marine, as is portrayed in the show).

And yet the show paints the Tea Party in a bad light in the Justin Bieber episodes. Haven't watched it since.

Bailey
07-22-2012, 11:17 AM
Another minor quibble. I'm not sure about Bruckheimer, but Gary Sinise never served in the armed forces, although he has a lot of family that did. But he does do appearances and USO tours, gives a tremendous amount to military charities and he is definitely one of the good guys.



Wow. What an astonishing pack of liberal BS. I'm glad that I don't watch the show. It's hard to believe that the same network that gave us Band of Brothers gave us that turgid drivel.

most of the facts that asshole spews in that video is wrong, like for instance Child mortality and how he says countries in EU and Japan have freedom like we do, well unless they've changed their "hate" crime laws you can get into trouble make comments against homosexuality.

Zathras
07-22-2012, 11:52 AM
The only people the Newsroom is making fools of are those that think it's a good show.

Odysseus
07-22-2012, 11:53 AM
most of the facts that asshole spews in that video is wrong, like for instance Child mortality and how he says countries in EU and Japan have freedom like we do, well unless they've changed their "hate" crime laws you can get into trouble make comments against homosexuality.

To progressives, that's freedom from unenlightened opinion. The whole screed was typical America bashing idiocy. It's the kind of thing idiot media hacks say among their peers and end up getting reamed for when they accidentally say it in front of the cameras.

Bailey
07-22-2012, 11:56 AM
To progressives, that's freedom from unenlightened opinion. The whole screed was typical America bashing idiocy. It's the kind of thing idiot media hacks say among their peers and end up getting reamed for when they accidentally say it in front of the cameras.

Im not one of these ra ra types and I know some things can be improved in this country but I love how they have a "republican" give this screed and not a progressive.