History Series / TheNewsroom

31st Mar '16 11:45:43 AM Nameless337
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* DelegationRelay: A woman comes into the newsroom with information about Anthony Weiner's infamous tweets. The distasteful task of conducting her pre-interview is delegated down by the entire staff until arriving at Maggie Jordan, the newest producer.
22nd Feb '16 3:11:57 PM theLibrarian
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* FrivolousLawsuit: After Will's tirade in the pilot it's mentioned that the girl that asked the question is now suing the network for emotional trauma.
28th Oct '15 1:06:01 PM TwilightChronicles
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** During the coverage of the assassination attempt on Gabrielle Giffords, Will accidentally refers to her as "Gabby" before correcting himself. It is later heavily hinted that he knew her personally.
28th Oct '15 10:39:55 AM TwilightChronicles
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* TheDitz: Part of a literal, live and uncut TerribleIntervieweesMontage. The three pro-SB 1070 people Will interviews (a [[VanityPublishing self-professed immigration expert,]] a GunNut, and a DumbBlonde beauty pageant runner-up), who are so incompetent that Will has to make their arguments for them. All the people who could provide good defenses for the law were taken by other news shows, to cut down on the strawman feel.

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* TheDitz: Part of a literal, live and uncut TerribleIntervieweesMontage. The three pro-SB 1070 people Will interviews (a [[VanityPublishing self-professed immigration expert,]] a GunNut, and a DumbBlonde beauty pageant [[strike:runner-up]] second runner-up), who are so incompetent that Will has to make their arguments for them. All the people who could provide good defenses for the law were taken by other news shows, to cut down on the strawman feel.
26th Oct '15 4:50:50 PM MinisterOfSinister
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---> '''[=Will McAvoy=]:''' You know how sometimes something happens in an instant that's so astonishing you just... shut down?\\
'''[=MacKenzie McHale=]:''' Of course, that's understa–\\
'''[=Will McAvoy=]:''' ''THAT DOESN'T! FUCKING! HAPPEN! TO ME!''

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---> '''[=Will McAvoy=]:''' -->'''Will:''' You know how sometimes something happens in an instant that's so astonishing you just... shut down?\\
'''[=MacKenzie McHale=]:''' '''[=MacKenzie=]:''' Of course, that's understa–\\
'''[=Will McAvoy=]:''' '''Will:''' ''THAT DOESN'T! FUCKING! HAPPEN! TO ME!''ME!''
* ARareSentence: From "The 112th Congress".
-->'''Will:''' I got up at 2:00 AM and broke down polling data from the Republican Senate primary race in Utah.\\
'''Charlie:''' I never heard anyone say that before.\\
'''Will:''' Someone faxed me the polling data. I don't even know who.



-->'''Will:''' I'm not putting you down. I'm just saying that what you do is a really bad form of pollution that makes us dumber and meaner and is destroying civilization. I'm saying, [[WithDueRespect with all possible respect]], that I would have more respect for you if you were a heroin dealer.

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-->'''Will:''' I'm not putting you down. [[NoExceptYes I'm just saying that what you do is a really bad form of pollution that makes us dumber and meaner and is destroying civilization.civilization]]. I'm saying, [[WithDueRespect with all possible respect]], that I would have more respect for you if you were a heroin dealer.
25th Oct '15 5:43:36 AM Ropemaker
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-->'''Leona:''' Did I ever tell you about the time ... I raised $42,350? ... It was the last $350 that were the hardest. I sold my clothes, dealt a little weed--
-->'''Reese:''' Mom.

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-->'''Leona:''' Did I ever tell you about the time ... time I raised $42,350? ... $42,350? It was the last $350 that were the hardest. I sold my clothes, dealt a little weed--
-->'''Reese:''' Mom.''Mom''.
13th Jul '15 11:47:35 AM nombretomado
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** Will is frequently likened to the title character of {{Don Quixote}} in ''ManOfLaMancha'' for his optimism. Ironically, the show has Will "correct" [=MacKenzie=] that Don Quixote rides a donkey instead of a horse, but Don Quixote does ride a horse. It's his sidekick Sancho Panza who rides the donkey.

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** Will is frequently likened to the title character of {{Don Quixote}} in ''ManOfLaMancha'' ''Theatre/ManOfLaMancha'' for his optimism. Ironically, the show has Will "correct" [=MacKenzie=] that Don Quixote rides a donkey instead of a horse, but Don Quixote does ride a horse. It's his sidekick Sancho Panza who rides the donkey.



** Subverted with Will getting out of his hospital bed while mirroring and quoting lines from ManOfLaMancha. [[spoiler:In the musical DonQuixote dies very shortly after the lines Will quotes]].

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** Subverted with Will getting out of his hospital bed while mirroring and quoting lines from ManOfLaMancha.''Theatre/ManOfLaMancha''. [[spoiler:In the musical DonQuixote dies very shortly after the lines Will quotes]].
22nd Jun '15 2:35:03 PM notShemp
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* EmbarrassingRingtone: Jim is set up on a date with Maggie's girlfriend, which introduces her ringtone as a ChekhovsGun. Apparently she's a fan of Creator/RodStewart.

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* EmbarrassingRingtone: Jim is set up on a date with Maggie's girlfriend, which introduces her ringtone as a ChekhovsGun. Apparently she's a fan of Creator/RodStewart.Music/RodStewart.
22nd Jun '15 2:34:20 PM notShemp
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* EmbarrassingRingtone: Jim is set up on a date with Maggie's girlfriend, which introduces her ringtone as a ChekhovsGun. Apparently she's a fan of Creator/RodStewart.
30th May '15 9:09:12 PM Blackie62
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* ThrowingOutTheScript:
** Several episodes make a plot point out of ''[=NewsNight=]'' throwing out its planned rundown at the last minute due to circumstances or late-breaking news (or, in one memorable case, [=MacKenzie=] deciding she's had enough of TV sensationalism).
** Will's rant in the pilot episode, when he suddenly drops his cultivated "Jay Leno" facade of pleasant inoffensiveness to say what he's really thinking.

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* ThrowingOutTheScript:
** Several episodes make a plot point out of ''[=NewsNight=]'' throwing out its planned rundown at the last minute due to circumstances or late-breaking news (or, in one memorable case, [=MacKenzie=] deciding she's had enough of TV sensationalism).
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ThrowingOutTheScript: Will's rant in the pilot episode, when he suddenly drops his cultivated "Jay Leno" facade of pleasant inoffensiveness to say what he's really thinking.
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