To the shock of no one who has seen the program, the people at Fox News are not that fond of Aaron Sorkin's HBO series 'The Newsroom'.
On Fox News' hit series, 'The Five,' the show was the topic of discussion during a roundtable segment titled "Hollywood Lionizes Liberals." 'Newsroom' was specifically portrayed as covering the "liberal agenda" because of the way that its characters perceive things such as the Tea Party and its protestors, as well as the Occupy Wall Street movement, differently.
Greg Gutfeld talked about the monologue that Jeff Daniels' character, Will McAvoy, delivered where he compared the Tea Party to the "American Taliban."
If you have not seen that monologue, here it is (In the interest of fairness, here is a link to Fox News' segment as well.):
Gutfeld contrasts that piece with Dev Patel's character, a news staffer, who praises the Occupy Wall Street movement, saying it is similar to the "Arab spring."
"When was this series written? Before the rapes, the murders, before OWS disappeared?" Gutfeld stated. "But that's the great thing about TV. Whatever fails horribly in reality is resurrected in lib land as the victor."
"Wasn't Jeff Daniels in Dumb and Dumber?" asked Eric Bolling. "Was he Lloyd or Harry?"
Of course, Bob Beckel - the show's lone liberal voice - admitted that he enjoys the program, but added that it was "sort of setting themselves up" for scorn and criticism with comments like the "American Taliban" part.
What do you think? Are 'The Five' right or does 'The Newsroom' hit a little too close to home for their comfort?
The second season of 'The Newsoom' premieres on Friday, July 14th. Will you be tuning in?
I can not stand these clowns they have on the five, or whatever that crap is called. That one guy with the glasses, he is an idiot. They are all full of hate and are useless. I can't believe anybody would even let it be known they have anything to do with those fools.
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Message Posted On Jun 16th, 2013, 8:40 pm
Fox just makes great satire! ;)
Message Posted On Jun 15th, 2013, 10:23 am
First off, to Josh Raymond, I appreciate the way you presented all the evidence you could for the sake of fairness and balance, which Fox rarely ever does.
Doesn't Fox have a few things that are a bit more important to discuss these days? Isn't it their priority to bash the hell out of the administration and Democrats in general? You'd think they'd be falling all over themselves to cover actual news these days considering the sh*tstorm in Washington right now. It just goes to show how pathetic they are masquerading as a news source. They should give up the front and come out as what they are - the main propaganda apparatus for the republican party. More than anything, this is a shot at Sorkin who was deftly able to portray, season after season, how the country could function well under a president with a conscience in "The West Wing". It must have been difficult for the bobble-headed blowhards on "The Five" to relate to the concept of a conscience in either show - It's pretty natural for ignorant people to make fun of what they don't understand.
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Message Posted On Jun 15th, 2013, 7:07 am
Everetime i read or hear "fox news" my brain shuts down in self defense.
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Message Posted On Jun 15th, 2013, 3:55 am
Fuck Fox News. The ACTUAL truth hurts doesn't it? The have obviously never really seen the show or they would know its about ACTUAL 'FAIR AND BALANCED' news. The lead is a true Repblician, and the 2nd (the EP) is more a true Democrat. The newsroom, while I admit does lean a little more to the left, has always done a good job of representing both sides.
Message Posted On Jun 15th, 2013, 3:02 am
Did they not watch the first scene where Jeff Daniels character Will bashes pretty hard on liberals. Why bring up someones past acting jobs, just because someone plays a comedic role doesn't mean they can't be in a serious one. Have they never heard of Brian Cranston?