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Image Hosted by ImageShack.us Tonight on TDS, Alan Sorkin, The Newsroom ; and on TCR, Jeremy Scahill, book (and Sundance film) "Dirty Wars: The World is a Battlefield".

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Not sure how I feel about not having cable tonight -- on the one hand, I have to wait until tomorrow to watch the shows. On the other, I get advance-cringe warnings.

John's got Alan Sorkin tonight, whose Newsroom had its second-season open last night. Some links, tweets, and headlines:

wikipedia
imdb
Salon's Hack List

Trying Really Hard to Tolerate The Newsroom: Week One
'The Newsroom' Season 2 Premiere Recap: Here We Go Again
Sorkinism II - the sequel
Headless Chickens Who Happen to Be Excellent at Their Jobs
‘The Newsroom’ vs. ‘Honey Boo Boo’: Which one really gives us more to think about?
'The Newsroom' Season 2: Has Aaron Sorkin Solved His ‘Women Problem’? (short answer: no. "Slight improvements have been made to the portrayal of women on the show, but they are as obvious and shallow as Sorkin’s stale, tone-deaf stereotyping.")

Dan Rather adored it, Charles Pierce didn't.

And Stephen's got Jeremy Scahill, author of "Dirty Wars: The World is a Battlefield" (which is both book and documentary).
dirtywars.org/
Wikipedia
at The Nation
goodreads
Kirkus review
at Democracy Now
popmatters review
Roam Agency

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