Sorkin’s scold news: ‘Newsroom’ rehashes marathon bombings

November 9, 2014 5:05 AM

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Sorkin’s scold news: ‘Newsroom’ rehashes marathon bombings

The first thing you should know about the Boston Marathon-bombings-centric season premiere of “The Newsroom” is that everyone keeps pronouncing Watertown “Waterton.” And that’s not the only thing that’s not quite right about this episode, which tonight kicks off the truncated final season of Aaron Sorkin’s critically divisive drama with an indignant little huff.

It goes without saying that the events of April 2013 were inherently dramatic, from the bombings themselves to the areawide lockdown and manhunt — and, of course, the media’s breathless, botched coverage of the situation. Sorkin is only really interested in the last thing. “Boston” doesn’t so much t...

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