Everything wrong with ‘The Newsroom’ is what makes it great so much of the time
On April 15, 2013, two pressure cookers exploded near the finish line of the Boston marathon. That’s where the third and final season of “The Newsroom” started telling its stories on Sunday night.
“Boston” used the tragedy to reflect upon ACN’s own shortcomings. Will McAvoy & Co. held back on reporting the bombings and let their competitors take the lead, knowing full well that their competitors would go on misreporting for the sake of having things to tell the viewing audience. They didn’t wait on the sidelines to garner the ability to gloat, but as a cautionary measure following the Genoa mishap that plagued “News Night’s” reputation just half a year earlier. [Read more...]