History Series / TheNewsroom

6th Feb '17 1:28:15 PM Gosicrystal
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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]]. 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 [[DistinctionWithoutADifference 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.
7th Jan '17 8:40:00 PM pepsimax
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''The Newsroom'' (2012-14) was an American television {{dramedy}} series on Creator/{{HBO}}, created by Creator/AaronSorkin, which chronicles the behind-the-scenes events at a fictional [[TwentyFourHourNewsNetworks cable news channel]] as they report real events from recent history. The [[EnsembleCast ensemble cast]] is headed by Jeff Daniels as ''News Night'' anchor Will [=McAvoy=], who, together with his staff, set out to put on a news show "in the face of corporate and commercial obstacles and their own personal entanglements." Other cast members include Emily Mortimer, Alison Pill, Dev Patel, John Gallagher, Jr., Creator/OliviaMunn, Thomas Sadoski, Sam Waterston and Creator/JaneFonda.

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''The Newsroom'' (2012-14) was an American television {{dramedy}} series on Creator/{{HBO}}, created by Creator/AaronSorkin, which chronicles the behind-the-scenes events at a fictional [[TwentyFourHourNewsNetworks cable news channel]] as they report real events from recent history. The [[EnsembleCast ensemble cast]] is headed by Jeff Daniels as ''News Night'' anchor Will [=McAvoy=], who, together with his staff, set out to put on a news show "in the face of corporate and commercial obstacles and their own personal entanglements." Other cast members include Emily Mortimer, Alison Pill, Dev Patel, Creator/DevPatel, John Gallagher, Jr., Creator/OliviaMunn, Thomas Sadoski, Sam Waterston and Creator/JaneFonda.
31st Dec '16 10:25:41 AM nombretomado
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* ShownTheirWork: The episode about Osama Bin Laden's death was obviously ''extremely'' researched: [[DwayneJohnson The Rock]] really was one of the first to tweet out something that seemed to indicate that Bin Laden was dead (and he ''does'' really have a cousin who is a Navy SEAL), the Phillies and Mets ''were'' playing baseball against each other that night and former Rumsfield aide Keith Urbahn was the first legitimate source to tweet that Bin Laden was dead. It becomes lampshaded at one point when somebody lists off every major network TV show that President Obama's address will be pre-empting, simply as a way of noting how serious whatever he's going to be talking about it.

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* ShownTheirWork: The episode about Osama Bin Laden's death was obviously ''extremely'' researched: [[DwayneJohnson The Rock]] Wrestling/TheRock really was one of the first to tweet out something that seemed to indicate that Bin Laden was dead (and he ''does'' really have a cousin who is a Navy SEAL), the Phillies and Mets ''were'' playing baseball against each other that night and former Rumsfield aide Keith Urbahn was the first legitimate source to tweet that Bin Laden was dead. It becomes lampshaded at one point when somebody lists off every major network TV show that President Obama's address will be pre-empting, simply as a way of noting how serious whatever he's going to be talking about it.
21st Sep '16 10:46:06 AM nightkiller
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* CoolOldGuy: Charlie, president of ACN news division, is a ReasonableAuthorityFigure and once [[RetiredBadass servedd in the Marines]].

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* CoolOldGuy: Charlie, president of ACN news division, is a ReasonableAuthorityFigure and once [[RetiredBadass servedd served in the Marines]].
21st Sep '16 10:45:49 AM nightkiller
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* CoolOldGuy: Charlie, president of ACN news division, is a ReasonableAuthorityFigure and a [[RetiredBadass retired Marine]].

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* CoolOldGuy: Charlie, president of ACN news division, is a ReasonableAuthorityFigure and a once [[RetiredBadass retired Marine]].servedd in the Marines]].
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.
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