Patton Oswalt joins 'The Newsroom'


If HBO's The Newsroom was not seen as being liberal enough, today's news that Patton Oswalt was joining the cast surely will not make anyone different. I follow him on Twitter and, although he attacked all sides of the political spectrum over the election season, there is little question where his allegiance truly lies.

Oswalt will be playing Jonas Pfeiffer, Atlantis Cable News vice president of human resources. As I have said before, I missed out on The Newsroom because I moved during its first season, but I am a big fan of Oswalt and this news absolutely makes me want to get on board. Hopefully he will not be filming any scenes in his underwear though, like in Young Adult. I could have done without that.

Also joining the cast is Rosemarie DeWitt, as Rebecca Halliday, a litigator who defends the network in a wrongful-termination lawsuit. 

Oswalt and DeWitt previously acted together in Showtime's United States of Tara, as a couple.

The Newsroom’s return date has not been announced at this time.

Are you happy with these castings? I obviously am with Oswalt, but am not familiar with DeWitt’s work. Is she a good fit for The Newsroom? Who else would be good cast members?


- Patton Oswalt
- The Newsroom (2012)

Written by: Hamatosan
Nov 9th, 2012, 3:46 pm


Message Posted On Nov 10th, 2012, 5:16 pm
Only Lib-tards have cats and name them!

Message Posted On Nov 9th, 2012, 5:25 pm
Hey seabat, did you name you cat "America"?

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Message Posted On Nov 9th, 2012, 4:23 pm

This is too much! First they cast the traitor in a role (Jane Fonda) and now they bring on this hack. This spells the doom for Newsroom. This WAS a good show, a liberal TV bent hiding as a conservative format. Very sneaky. But with Oldway in the cast I think I will look else where for my entertainment. Big ass thumbs down for this move, HBO!!! And right after they scared you guys away from Lucky! You clowns should have stayed with movies.

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