The Newsroom: Season 1, Episode 3

The 112th Congress (8 Jul. 2012)

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As the news team covers the Tea Party candidates during the US Congressional mid-term elections, the network 's senior executives confront Charlie about Will's newly confrontational tone.

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Over several months leading up to the 2010 election, McAvoy takes on the Tea Party, leading the evening news with interviews and reports on their funding, knowledge, and tactics. Jim talks Maggie through a panic attack, and her relationship with Don is on again and off again. To Mackenzie's dismay, Will has his dates meet him at the studio after the newscast; Maggie speaks up. On the 44th floor, Charlie faces a litany of complaints from two suits in front of the company's owner, Leona Lansing. Is she going to stay with Charlie's vision of the show? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Richard Clarke's name is misspelled (as Richard Clark) in the super in the beginning of the "News Night" broadcast. See more »

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Leona Lansing: Well, last night the voters ousted 21% of congress including seven members of the House Sub-committee on Communications and Technology. Three of those seven are AWM's most reliable friends on the Hill. The congressman who will be replacing them are the same people that Will has been making look like fucking morons for the last six months.
Charlie Skinner: They've done a pretty good job making themselves look like morons.
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The MOST IMPORTANT hour on television this year!
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The Newsroom takes on the TRUTH about the Tea Party and how little they know about anything! They want to abolish the 14th Amendment, they want to change the rules, they don't want to spend a penny - all this without even knowing their REAL responsibilities as Congressmen! This episode is a MUST SEE for any Republican who has just Z"followed the crowd" in their hatred for the current President. We cannot put our government in their hands! The interview of the very conservative Congressman who voted to "compromise with a Democrat and lost his primary, the fact that Sen. Lee from Utah went to the right of Bob Bennet by asking for the repeal of the 14th Amendment - the facts are presented as FACTS. Yet, there is still the melodrama and love triangles of a typical TV show. Finally, the ironic depiction of Jane Fonda as the president of the news company her former husband (Ted Turner - CNN) founded is hilarious!


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