the newsroom challenge

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The Newsroom challenge → favorite Will McAvoy rant

Ideological purity, compromise as weakness, a fundamentalist belief in scriptural literalism, denying science, unmoved by facts, undeterred by new information, a hostile fear of progress, a demonization of education, a need to control women’s bodies, severe xenophobia, tribal mentality, intolerance of dissent, and a pathological hatred of US government. They can call themselves the Tea Party. They can call themselves conservatives. And they can even call themselves Republicans, though Republicans certainly shouldn’t. But we should call them what they are– The American Taliban. And the America Taliban cannot survive if Dorothy Cooper is allowed to vote.”

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The Newsroom challenge → favorite Mackenzie McHale speech

“We’re coming to a tipping point. I know you know that. There’s gonna be a huge conversation.

Is government an instrument of good or is it every man for himself? Is there something bigger we want to reach for or is self-interest our basic resting pulse?

You and I have a chance to be among the few people who can frame that debate.”

the newsroom challenge ▬ favorite friendship [2/5]
↳ the newsroom team

→ “I got a guy on my staff who got hit on the head with a glass door Thursday. His forehead wouldn’t stop bleeding but he wouldn’t go to a doctor ‘cause I got another guy who got beat up covering Cairo and the first guy wouldn’t see a doctor until the second guy saw a doctor. I’ve got a producer who ran into a locked door 'cause he felt respondible for the second guy. I’ve got an eighteen years old risking his life halfway around the world. And the AP who sent him there hadn’t sleep in three days. I’ve got twenty somethings who care avout teachers in Wisconsin. I’ve got a grown woman who has to substract with her fingers, staying up all night trying to learn economics from a PhD who could be makin twenty times the money three miles downtown.”