Farewell to The Newsroom, Aaron Sorkin’s most shockingly inept TV show

December 15, 2014 9:03 PM

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Farewell to The Newsroom, Aaron Sorkin’s most shockingly inept TV show

The Newsroom ended its ignominious run Sunday night, capping off a highly truncated third season (just six episodes) with a finale that, if not quite as issue-by-issue misguided as last week’s “Oh Shenandoah,” puts into stark relief the strangest quality of The Newsroom: its sheer ineptitude.

Inept may not be the first term one thinks of when it comes to The Newsroom. Like the swaggering egghead convinced of his own intelligence even as he spouts hackneyed talking points, the first impression The Newsroom oozes is cockiness, self-satisfaction, and all related synonyms. Sorkin has said th...

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