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Forum topic by DKV posted 08-26-2012 06:10 PM 776 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-26-2012 06:10 PM

HBO’s new series The Newsroom should become the required blueprint for all of our newscasts. As I see it each and every network has their own agenda and subjects to push and show in a positive light.

Jeff DanielsĀ as anchor Will McAvoy, who, together with his staff set out to put on a news show in the face of corporate and commercial obstacles and their own personal entanglements and biases.

In other words, report the news as the news and leave behind the politices, religion, business and personal traps that force the news to become something other than the news. It’s almost like we live in a fairy tale world and if our news broadcasts are in fact fairy tales then they should rename them to something else, broadcast them in cartoon format and show them on Saturday mornings. Someone might then enjoy them.

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#1 posted 08-26-2012 09:04 PM

Let’s hope they get a lot of support. I think it’s a good idea.

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#2 posted 08-28-2012 05:40 PM

I have enjoyed the show too…but to say McAvoy does not report with a bias is simply not true. The entire premise of the show is his transformation to not being a “generic” reporter and reporting his beliefs via presenting facts from his prospective. Aaron Sorkin is the writer and interjects his personal beliefs and bias into the show with a rabid fervor. Having said that, aside from his attempt to push his political agenda, the show is extremely well written, and the characters are fasinating, without having the typical over written sub plots that take away from the main focus of the show. He tied the first show and the last together in great fashion. If you have a chance to use a on-demand feature of your cable provider, do so and watch at least the first and last shows of the series.

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#3 posted 08-28-2012 05:47 PM

Moke, I have HBOGo for my android tablet so I can watch at anytime. I missed Sunday but will watch tonight on my tablet. I watch at least half my TV on the tablet.

What did you think of the debate? I would like that to be the way for all future debates. Batman or Robin…whatever the line was is the perfect example of how we coddle our politicians.

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#4 posted 08-28-2012 06:37 PM

the McAvoy charter does report with a bias. But his bias is not left vs right, it is truth over theatrics. The character calls people out to support their comments and assertions. If a candidate says freedoms have been taken away, then McAvoy wants to follow up, ask which freedoms, how, when, etc… Mainstream news organizations (left right and everything in between) are afraid to ask hard, real questions because they can alienate advertisers, viewers, and guests. Political guests won’t come on shows that hold them accountable. For some of the campaign in 2008 Palin wouldn’t go on any show that did not allow her to pre-validate the questions they would ask.

Jon Stewart does a good job with having politicians today debate themselves by using tape – Romney saying the economy is worse under Obama, and then denying he ever said it. Jon Stewart will give it to the left as well, like on Obama's first day in office. That said, he won’t press a live guest. Like everyone else he lets them wiggle out.

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#5 posted 08-29-2012 03:20 PM

I wholeheartedly disagree that his position is not left or right….it is only the truth from one perspective…but because of the new rules , which I thought were awesome…I think we should leave it at that.

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