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  •  Well... (4+ / 0-)
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    as a hard core Newsroom fan, and an even longer fan of Jeff Daniels' (ever seen "Something Wild?" One of Daniel's first films, which he is excellent in, not to mention Ray Liotta, and not to mention a movie that is a roller coaster ride of the likes you cannot and will not be able to predict, so look it up and watch it, but forgive me, I digress) I don't find Will McAvoy the enemy.

    I find his character complex and interesting, and more so because he is a proclaimed republican, even if that is a bit of fantasy regarding this show, as no proclaimed republican of today of big voice acts like Will McAvoy.

    But I can't remember, honestly, a scene where McAvoy, in an interview, was as big of an ass as LO was tonight. He is an ass often in his personal relationships and in the "newsroom." But he is an ass that is bothered. Not sure LO is bothered, and I'm bothered by his smugness.

    Still, Interesting that Josh Feldman has already weighed in. Glad to know that LO stirred some feathers tonight, besides my own.

    "A typical vice of American politics is the avoidance of saying anything real on real issues." Theodore Roosevelt.

    by StellaRay on Mon Sep 09, 2013 at 11:14:01 PM PDT

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    •  Will was a jerk the very first opening scene. (2+ / 0-)
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      And he can be a jerk with guests he disagrees with. He'll talk over them. Remember how he bullied Santorum's aide in Season One?

      But we aren't inclined to like the guests either, so we may not notice it as much even when it's a significant part of the story.

      As far as big voices today, Bob Woodruff is a Republican. Diane Sawyer worked for Nixon. I thought I read Blitz is registered Republican (but I can't remember where).I'd bet money that Dave Gregory and Chuck Todd are GOP.  I wouldn't be surprised if Brian Williams is, but I'm guessing he's registered Independent.

      They're all alround us. Eek!

      /hiding under bed.

      © grover


      So if you get hit by a bus tonight, would you be satisfied with how you spent today, your last day on earth? Live like tomorrow is never guaranteed, because it's not. -- Me.

      by grover on Mon Sep 09, 2013 at 11:41:34 PM PDT

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      •  So we will agree to disagree. (2+ / 0-)
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        I don't see Will as a jerk or hero. I think he's complex, and that's why the show is interesting to me.

        I agree with all your assessments of who is republican in the news today. But those you bring up are rarely if ever free to conduct the kind of interview LO did tonight. Hell, Gregory got rightfully pilloried for one question to Glen Greenwald. There is a difference between network and cable news, in terms of what's allowed.

        And any who, all I really wanted to say is that LO was a jerk tonight. And I'm standing by that.

        "A typical vice of American politics is the avoidance of saying anything real on real issues." Theodore Roosevelt.

        by StellaRay on Mon Sep 09, 2013 at 11:54:35 PM PDT

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    •  FWIW (3+ / 0-)
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      I don't consider Republicans the enemy. RWNJs are nuts.
      But AQ is the enemy. So are poverty, hunger and racism.

      I guess it's because I come from a very conservative area. But I thought I'd just clarify  that average Republicans aren't folks I consider enemies, unless I see them text and drive.

      Then all bets are off.

      ;)

      © grover


      So if you get hit by a bus tonight, would you be satisfied with how you spent today, your last day on earth? Live like tomorrow is never guaranteed, because it's not. -- Me.

      by grover on Mon Sep 09, 2013 at 11:46:59 PM PDT

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