“Newsroom”: Few Strengths, Many Flaws

Variety looks at the first episode of “The Newsroom,” which returns to HBO this Sunday, and booms: The show ‘has the rare ability of bringing conservatives and liberals together — the former outraged by its politics, the latter embarrassed by how preachy they sound. Usually interesting despite its abundant excesses, the show’s irritating moments continue to outweigh the satisfying ones.’ Here’s a more positive assessment.

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