Jeff Daniels http://mrc.org/taxonomy/term/21311/all en Aaron Sorkin's 'Newsroom' Scoffs at '15-Year-Old Survey' Exposing Liberal Media Bias http://mrc.org/biasalerts/aaron-sorkins-newsroom-scoffs-15-year-old-survey-exposing-liberal-media-bias <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/scott-whitlock">Scott Whitlock</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>In the fictional world of HBO's&nbsp;<a href="http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1870479/fullcredits?ref_=tt_cl_sm#cast"><em>Newsroom</em></a>, the Aaron Sorkin program about the lives of cable TV journalists, the idea of a liberal media bias is something to be scoffed at. On Sunday's episode, the show's new Republican strategist, dared to raise the problem to anchor "Will McAvoy" (played by Jeff Daniels): "The liberal media bias is so clear that it's not worth arguing about."</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/biasalerts/aaron-sorkins-newsroom-scoffs-15-year-old-survey-exposing-liberal-media-bias" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division HBO Jeff Daniels Newsroom Mon, 09 Sep 2013 21:58:17 +0000 scott.whitlock 44447 at http://mrc.org HBO's Arrogant 'Newsroom' http://mrc.org/bozells-column/hbos-arrogant-newsroom <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/l-brent-bozell-iii">L. Brent Bozell III</a> </div> </div> </div> <p> HBO should really try a new slogan for its original programming, and it came right from Aaron Sorkin’s acid pen in the debut of his ridiculous new series "The Newsroom." That slogan is "Speaking Truth to Stupid."</p> <p> It’s an appropriate slogan for a pay-cable channel, which insists that only the really smart people pay the extra fee to join the television elite. But do Sorkin and HBO really deserve their lofty position of arrogance as the Smart People? No. Let’s count the ways this new show is preposterous:</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/bozells-column/hbos-arrogant-newsroom" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bozell's Column News Analysis Division Aaron Sorkin HBO Jeff Daniels Television news Mon, 09 Jul 2012 18:06:17 +0000 tim.graham 40583 at http://mrc.org Actor Jeff Daniels: Sorkin's Anti-America Speech 'Resonated with Me,' 'It's Gold' http://mrc.org/biasalerts/actor-jeff-daniels-sorkins-anti-america-speech-resonated-me-its-gold <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/brad-wilmouth">Brad Wilmouth</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><img class="imagecache-medium_280_x_158" title="Media Research Center" alt="Media Research Center" src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium_280_x_158/images/2012-06-22-CNN-PMT-BigDanie.jpg" style="float: right;" />Appearing as a guest on Friday's <em>Piers Morgan Tonight</em> on CNN, actor Jeff Daniels -- who stars as Will McAvoy in HBO's <em>The Newsroom </em>-- admitted that he agrees with a now infamous speech delivered by his character -- and written by liberal writer/producer Aaron Sorkin -- in which McAvoy rants that "America is not the greatest country in the wor</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/biasalerts/actor-jeff-daniels-sorkins-anti-america-speech-resonated-me-its-gold" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Patriotism Aaron Sorkin Anti-Americanism CNN HBO Jeff Daniels Piers Morgan The Newsroom Mon, 25 Jun 2012 11:36:46 +0000 40479 at http://mrc.org Charlie Rose Endorses America is 'Not Greatest Country' View of Aaron Sorkin Show http://mrc.org/biasalerts/charlie-rose-endorses-america-not-greatest-country-view-aaron-sorkin-show <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/geoffrey-dickens">Geoffrey Dickens</a> </div> </div> </div> <p> <img src="/sites/default/files/uploads/images/2012/May/2012-06-21-PBS-JeffDaniels.jpg" style="float: right; margin: 3px;" height="180" width="240" />In Aaron Sorkin’s new HBO drama<em> <a href="http://www.hbo.com/the-newsroom/index.html">The Newsroom</a></em>, the lead character Will McAvoy, played by actor Jeff Daniels, rattles off America’s failings and blasts that “It’s not the greatest country in the world.” It’s an opinion of America that CBS <em>This Morning</em> co-anchor Charlie Rose admitted, on his Thursday night PBS show, he shares.</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/biasalerts/charlie-rose-endorses-america-not-greatest-country-view-aaron-sorkin-show" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Aaron Sorkin Charlie Rose Jeff Daniels Fri, 22 Jun 2012 20:41:55 +0000 geoff.dickens 40474 at http://mrc.org