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Will and Mac make the decision to not cover a pair of sensationalistic stories, causing 'News Night's ratings to nosedive. Will had hoped to moderate a Republican presidential debate on ACN, and must hurry to recapture the network's lost viewers. Meanwhile, Will considers potential writers for an in-depth profile on himself, Sloan is annoyed by the lack of coverage of the financial collapse, and Charlie learns the identity of an NSA whistle-blower.
The episode begins and Will is shown chatting with a potential magazine profiler about how he wants the changes at News Night documented. He is dismissive of the writer who once wrote for Newsweek and now runs a blog. The writer, Brian, is insulted that Will basically wants him to audition for the job of writing about him. The writer want to know what Will is prepared to talk about: his childhood, his Republicanism, his personal life. They in the end arrive at a common ground. Meanwhile, Will is shown going to a meeting with Reese, Charlie and Mac. It's May 27, 2011 and Reese is dressing them down for not reporting on Casey Anthony. They took a big ratings hit because of it, from second to fifth place. ..Read the full recap
Mackenzie: (to Sloan) Look, I'll do my best to find you the time you need for the story. We just need to hope there's no new piece of nonsense I have to jam into my 22 minutes of Short Attention Span Theater.
Jim: Anthony Weiner accidentally tweeted a picture of his groin to 40,000 followers.