Last night Commentary watched the season finale of “The Newsroom” on HBO and I have to give it the thumbs up. I watched every episode of this first season – sometimes more than once. It was very entertaining. I don’t know about the accuracies of what goes on in a newsroom but I did like the way they framed each episode with a recent news event – Tea Party, 5/1/11, Tucson shootings, phone hacking, Voter ID, SB 1070, debt ceiling, Koch brothers, debates, Anthony Weiner, Casey Anthony, Egypt, and Deepwater Horizon.
Last night the anchor Will McAvoy (Jeff Daniels) called the Tea Party the American Taliban – ouch! I’d be very surprised if any Tea Baggers watched “The Newsroom” since it is on HBO, the home of Bill Maher.
“The Newsroom” first aired in late June making it ineligible for this year’s Emmy Awards. I wouldn’t be surprised if it snagged nominations for The Golden Globes at the end of the year and next year’s Emmys for Daniels, Emily Mortimer, Sam Waterston, John Gallagher, Jr., Alison Pill, and even Jane Fonda. Alison Pill as you recall portrayed Anne Kronenberg, Harvey Milk’s campaign manager, in the 2008 “Milk.”
I think the show’s creator and lead writer Aaron Sorkin deserve some props for putting together this show. Like I said, it is very entertaining and interesting. “The Newsroom” now takes a break and will return next June. Stay tuned!
Aaron Sorkin also co-wrote the screenplay for a baseball movie that snagged him an Oscar nomination. Name the flick?
Isaac wasn’t able to get floor credentials to the GOP National Convention so he just caused a one day delay ruckus. Isaac is now looking at a place to make landfall and will do his best to hog media coverage away from the American Taliban in Tampa – ouch!
Commentary attended the Harris County Democratic Party Convention this past Saturday at the CWA Hall. A lot of Dems showed up – 700 plus they said. Nice job to the organizers!
The Rocket was impressive Saturday night according to some media reports. I get where the ‘Stros are probably privately thinking about letting The Rocket make a start or three to boost interest and attendance with the proceeds going to the Astros in Action Foundation. While they are at it, why not invite Randy Travis to sing the National Anthem or “God Bless America?”
Aaron Sorkin along with Steven Zaillian co-wrote the screenplay for “Moneyball” of course that earned them an Oscar nomination.
I’m not going to say anything about our 13-53 road record as the NL West first place Giants and Hunter Pence visit The Yard for three beginning tomorrow evening.