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    'The Newsroom' Episode 4 Review and Recap: 'I'll Try to Fix You' or Take You Down

    In Sunday's all-new episode of "The Newsroom," defamation is the vicious, attractive stranger at the party, waiting for someone to take the bait.

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    THE NEWSROOM RECAP 3: THE 112TH CONGRESS

    As much as I believe Aaron Sorkin is, to some extent, correct about the brokenness of our news system, as I’ve watched "The Newsroom," I’m finding myself increasingly sympathetic with the people he’s angry at, the ones who knuckle under to commercial pressure and the terms of their contracts as Will...

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    'The Newsroom' Episode 3 Review and Recap: The Morning After 'The 112th Congress,' a Silent Waiting Game Erupts

    In a canny bit of Sorkin script engineering, the "News Night" team tackles Tea Party politics for six straight months with nary a peep from the 44th floor. But as with Jane Fonda's silent lioness Leona Lansing, a period of quiet comes before the roar.

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    Aaron Sorkin's Female Trouble: The Women of 'The Newsroom'

    Aaron Sorkin is once again under fire for his writing of female characters. Following the blowback surrounding his portrayal of women in his script for "The Social Network" (one I didn't actually agree with), he's back attracting talk of sexism thanks to his new (and recently renew...

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    THE NEWSROOM RECAP 2: NEWSROOM 2.0

    For Aaron Sorkin’s characters, doing your job and falling in love are often inseparable processes.

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    Watch: A Supercut of Sorkinisms - Love, Ping-Pong Rooms & Shakespeare The Way it Was Meant to Be Done

    Check out this video mash-up of Aaron "Sorkinisms," with more than a few key lines that Sorkin likes so much he chooses to use them again and again -- it's really quite something.

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    VIDEO ESSAY: Sorkinisms, by Kevin T. Porter: A Writer Under a Microscope

    I don't know what to think of this video. But I know what its creator, Kevin T. Porter, wants me to think of it.

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    Youtube Supercut Begs the Question: Is Aaron Sorkin a Compulsive Self-Plagiarist?

    Aaron Sorkin has long been one of the industry's highest-paid writers, and despite the tepid response to "The Newsroom," that's highly unlikely to change any time soon. However, here's something that could ultimately harm his reputation worse than any bad review or critical thi...

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    'The Newsroom' Premiere Review and Recap: Less Talk as This Story Develops

    Aaron Sorkin's "The Newsroom" might be a consistently good show if it cuts the blather and gets to the news.

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    Review: While Hopelessly Drunk On The Ideals Of Bygone Journalism, ‘The Newsroom’ Is Still An Engaging Broadcast

    The longer Aaron Sorkin’s deeply-nostalgic-for-the-golden-age-of-news show “The Newsroom” goes on for, the more improbable the workplace drama (and dramedy), set at a fictional cable-news show, becomes. A complacent and apathetic news anchor known as the MOR Jay Leno of news anchor suddenly explodes...

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