As a person who was once often accused of being a movie buff by his friends I have grown increasingly cynical and critical of Hollywood and HBO’s Newsroom is emblematic of why. When I first heard that the network that gave us Recount and Game Change was teaming up with The West Wing’s Aaron Sorkin I didn’t make any immediate plans to watch another liberal-ideology charged Hollywood drama. But when I woke up on Monday morning and read that the Tea Party was a prominent part of Episode 03 my curiosity was piqued … How is the Left going to besmirch the Tea Party now.
What I saw was nothing more than an hour long lambast. The episode takes place from May 4th through the 2010 elections and serves as nothing more than a recapitulation of the Mainstream Media’s actual coverage of the Tea Party during that time. Insert the phrase Conservative Tea Baggers about a dozen times into Will McAvoy’s (Jeff Daniels) dialogue and you have the most accurate portrayal of the Mainstream Media’s slanderous, vicious mission to besmirch, discredit and destroy the Tea Party. read more »