Second NEWSROOM Trailer gets Opinionated
The second trailer for Aaron Sorkin’s upcoming HBO drama THE NEWSROOM takes an evolutionary step forward from the first, focusing less on the main character’s epiphany and more on the rebellious break from the norm that follows, a break that ostensibly transforms a strait laced news show into something more activist and opinionated in tone.
You’d think that a show about TV news would note that switch and offer some respect to cyber-journalism, and maybe it will, but Sorkin has always had a distaste for bloggers and the moment in this trailer where Jeff Daniels’ character responds to the fact that he has a blog, seems to indicate that that distaste is still alive and well.
All in all, I’m looking forward to THE NEWSROOM (which debuts on June 24th) but I’m also mindful that Aaron Sorkin likes a soap box, and he LOVES delivering the same speech over and over again. Trouble is, the state of journalism is a moving target, and I’m concerned that Sorkin may already be off the mark.