To provide a little context for those who haven’t watched The Newsroom, Aaron Sorkin’s latest television program: Jeff Daniels’s character, Will McAvoy, is the (non-Tea Party) Republican anchor and managing editor of News Night whose success, until this point in the show, had been largely the result of never offending anyone.
The problem with the show, as in this scene, is that is harkens back to a time—of an informed electorate and unbiased news reporting by such figures as Edward R. Murrow and Walter Cronkite—that never existed.
Still, it has its moments. . .