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(The Daily Beast)   Will the American Taliban get their revenge? Will Will listen to Van Morrison while kickin' it old school? Is it Genoa or Geneva? Who the fark cares, this is your Sunday night Newsroom thread (HBO @10pm)   ( divider line
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2013-07-21 10:37:31 PM  
3 votes:
Never got into this show, and judging by the number of posts I'm not alone.
2013-07-21 11:54:29 PM  
2 votes:

JasonOfOrillia: "An American was on the kill list?"

Why is it OK for the U.S. government to kill non-Americans in other countries but not OK to kill Americans in other countries?

I agree.  If an American allies themselves with terrorist organizations and flies over to join them, they're fair game.  Joining a foreign military legally renounces your citizenship, joining or aiding a terrorist group should do the same.

somedude210: On one hand, I feel bad for Neal and yet him getting shiat on by the entire newsroom over Occupy is pretty amusing.

Mawson of the Antarctic: Occupy Wall Street for Sorkin to slobber over

Eh, it's only Neal doing that and he mostly gave them advice last week about how they should have one message if they want to be taken seriously.

I like the OWS bits, and Neil's advice (hindsight 20/20 yadda yadda) is exactly what they should have done to make more of an impact.

The whole Georgia-dude execution bit fell flat though, it certainly didn't need as much time this episode as it got.

Even more so, the whole romance subplot thing going on needs to get tossed out of the window.  The best scenes are the ones where they're covering issues, arguing about how to frame things, digging up information, and dealing with the fallout.  I don't care if they all go home alone or all go to a communal loft to screw each other till the break of dawn - their personal lives aren't interesting television.
2013-07-21 02:27:24 PM  
2 votes:
this is your Sunday night Newsroom thread
2013-07-22 07:56:21 AM  
1 vote:
I enjoyed Lisa's dressing down of Maggie. She said a lot of what annoys me about Maggie's character. Also, Lisa is really attractive.

This season seems to be on a slow burn so far. Looks to be building to something gigantic. I do wish they were working more in 2012 rather than right after season 1. Jim on the Romney campaign is intriguing, though.
2013-07-22 01:50:17 AM  
1 vote:

TuteTibiImperes: I can see the argument, and if he had been on American soil I'd agree with it, but I'd argue that living and/or consorting with suspected terrorists abroad is enough justification to place him on a kill list.

You blew it pretty hard there. All you had to do was leave out that word and then any rebuttal would be forced to ask for the legal definition of "terrorist".

I'd just like to say that any time justice is circumvented because it's easier or more expedient we've really farked up.
2013-07-22 12:57:43 AM  
1 vote:
Anything with Maggie in it is dreadful. Rest of the show is pretty good. A little hit or miss depending on the quality of the current event (or not so current event) covered, but slowly getting better and less sanctimonious.
2013-07-22 12:41:42 AM  
1 vote:
I want Maggie's roommate (Lisa) washed and brought to my chambers.
2013-07-22 12:27:26 AM  
1 vote:

TuteTibiImperes: I agree.  If an American allies themselves with terrorist organizations and flies over to join them, they're fair game.  Joining a foreign military legally renounces your citizenship, joining or aiding a terrorist group should do the same.

No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the Militia, when in actual service in time of War or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offense to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation.

You have to prove that they joined a terrorist organization in a court of law. The President is not the King, he does not get to declare that a person has renounced their citizenship without due process.
2013-07-21 04:56:52 PM  
1 vote:

TuteTibiImperes: Cool, last week was mostly setup for this season, I'm excited to get some meat tonight.

I dunno. We did get that great line:

"The Taliban was offended."
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