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    'The Newsroom' Episode 9 Review and Recap: 'The Blackout Part 2' -- Whither the Mock Debate?

    Sunday's all-new episode of "The Newsroom" was a moderate letdown from last week's strong episode, with promises of a mock debate barely materializing. But Sloan, the best thing about the Sorkin-scripted show, did get in a great one-liner: "Me? FUCK you."

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    Recap: 'The Newsroom' Blends The Sublime & The Ridiculous As It Tackles Casey Anthony & Anthony Weiner

    Not to get too Will McAvoy about it, but one of the things we lament about the level of discourse on the internet is the way in which people seem to be more and more allergic to the very idea of nuance. We seem to live in a world where things can only ever be awesome or sucky, rotten or fresh. Certa...

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    'The Newsroom' Episode 8 Review and Recap: 'The Blackout Part 1' Lights Up the Season

    While the newsroom staffers attempted to stop a ratings plummet, "The Newsroom" halted its season-long plummet with a smart, strong episode. And welcome back, Mackenzie. We like you so much better with a brain.

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    The Surprisingly Sympathetic Underdog of 'The Newsroom' Responds to the Show's Critics: 'We're a fantasy TV show!'

    While Aaron Sorkin's HBO drama "The Newsroom" continues to polarize audiences and madden many critics with an attitude toward the world of journalism that might gently be described as high-handed, one character has emerged as a complex and surprisingly sympathetic counterpoint to the f...

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    'Bad Mandy': An Ex-New York Post Journalist Reveals Herself to Be the Inspiration for a 'Newsroom' Villain

    Former New York Post writer and soon-to-be novelist Mandy Stadtmiller outed herself as the inspiration for Nina Howard, the vengeful gossip columnist played by Hope Davis in "The Newsroom," today at Jane Pratt's xoJane.com.

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    Recap: 'The Newsroom' Break Bin Laden's Death In Irritating, Manipulative Low For The Series

    Later on today, the first trailer for "Zero Dark Thirty," the film by "The Hurt Locker" helmer Kathryn Bigelow that focuses on the hunt for, and successful assassination of, Osama Bin Laden, and which stars Joel Edgerton, Jessica Chastain, Mark Strong, Chris Pratt, Kyle Chandler, Jason Clarke, Edgar...

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    'The Newsroom' Episode 7 Review and Recap: '5/1' Somehow Makes the Death of bin Laden Uninteresting

    Sunday night's all-new episode of "The Newsroom," the weakest of the season, dealt with the death of Osama bin Laden by Navy SEALs, and the death of a potentially compelling 50 minutes of television by never-ending filler.

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    'The Girl,' Ethel Kennedy Dominate HBO at TCA: Hedren Calls Hitchcock 'evil and deviant,' Sorkin Answers 'Newsroom' Critics

    HBO may be making fewer movies, but it appears that “The Girl” will be as provocative as any it has ever mounted. It presents a distinctly unsavory vision of revered helmer Alfred Hitchcock (whose "Vertigo" tops Sight & Sound's new poll) through the prism of his u...

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    Recap: 'The Newsroom' Continues Its Uptick By Letting Its Characters Fail

    At the close of our recap of last week's "The Newsroom" episode, we wrote of protagonist Will McAvoy (Jeff Daniels), that we thought "he'd actually be more sympathetic if he actually made a mistake and had to deal with the consequences. In fact, the show would be helped enormously if they made some ...

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    'The Newsroom' Episode 6 Review and Recap: 'Bullies,' Heroes and Will McAvoy's Charmed Navigation of the Two

    In Sunday's all-new episode of "The Newsroom," Will tries to knock internet bullies off their anonymous pedestals, and in turn realizes he's a bully. The problem with this show? Aaron Sorkin will never truly let Will McAvoy be knocked from HIS pedestal.

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