Monday, July 30, 2012

Slight Delay...

Due to moving into a new apartment this weekend, I will not have an Internet connection at home until Tuesday. What does this mean to you? No Fact Check of Episode 6 until mid-week. I refuse to write a whole blog with my phone, I don't want to watch the show on the tiny screen, and I don't drink coffee so Starbucks isn't likely. See you in a few days.

Monday, July 23, 2012

Episode 5: Amen

This episode is probably the best I’ve seen as far as the basic facts go, unless you consider accurate dates when events happened to be a part of the facts.

Monday, July 16, 2012

Episode 4: I'll Try to Fix You

Episode four is a little more fact driven and a little less political than the last episode. That being said, they still didn’t get it all right.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Episode 3: The 112th Congress

I would like to open by saying that this is not a political blog. This blog will not take sides on anything political. It will analyze what is said on the show and give you the truth surrounding the fictional piece. That being said, when clear political bias is shown by the show or the show within the show I may, at times, point it out. This is not to show favor to or to malign the view, just to show the likely reasons behind any half-truths or fallacies.

Episode 3 of The Newsroom begins with a clip of Richard Clarke's (spelled "Clark" on the graphic on screen) 2004 apology, before the 9-11 Commission, to the American people. In it, Clarke basically states that the government, himself included, failed the citizens of the United States. Will McAvoy then states that he was the former anti-terrorism chief under President George W. Bush. That's not quite all of the information. He was also in the same position under President Bill Clinton. He spent nearly a decade in that post before the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 occurred.

Friday, July 6, 2012

Episode 2: Newsroom 2.0

While the pilot episode was fairly on point factually, even if the timing was unreal, episode two slips more into fiction when trying to portray a horribly botched newscast.  And, their forays into what really happened at the time were inconsistent in their political bent.