The Newsroom: Season 1, Episode 6

Bullies (29 Jul. 2012)

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As Will deals with insomnia and online death threats, Sloan's frustrating interview with a Japanese nuclear rep about the Fukushima disaster gets her in major trouble.

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April, 2011: Will has insomnia and drops by a psychiatrist's office for a prescription. The doc, the son of a man Will consulted four years before, invites Will to sit: their session becomes flashbacks of the previous week. The Japanese may be downplaying the danger at Fukushima, Will presses Sloane to ask tougher follow-up questions, Mackenzie directs Jim and Maggie to do opposition research on Will (so Charlie can anticipate the next gossip attack), Will insists viewers' Internet comments no longer be anonymous and he receives a threat on his life, and Rick Santorum explores running for President. An engagement ring appears, a gay man interviewed. Who are the bullies? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Sloan Sabbith speaks Japanese several times during this episode. This is real, actress Olivia Munn spent her childhood in Tokyo and minored in Japanese in college. See more »

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Sloan Sabbith: Okay...
Don Keefer: Sup?
Sloan Sabbith: Okay, I know we were on sketchy ground ethically and linguistically, but...
Don Keefer: Whatever you're gonna say, save it for ten seconds.
Sloan Sabbith: What happens in ten seconds?
Don Keefer: Just hang on for another 5 seconds and know that we've all been there at one point or another.
Sloan Sabbith: What happens in five seconds?
Charlie Skinner: [storming into the room, screaming] What in the name of holy fuck were you thinking about?
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30 July 2012 | by (San Francisco) – See all my reviews

I love Newsroom and Bullies made me LOL (many times). I watch the new episodes on Sunday and then watch the same episode whenever I can during the week. What else is there to watch? Reruns of Newsroom are better than anything on network TV. What other show even mentions the unrest in Egypt or the shooting of Gabrielle Giffords or the nuclear meltdown in Japan.

I have seen some criticism of the show. It is not a documentary. It is not meant to fix everything wrong with the media. It is a drama with wonderful, quirky characters, talented actors, intelligent writing and HILARIOUS moments.

Newsroom is awesome entertainment.


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