NYT story today.
But now here's something to watch. A female writer for the show, Alena Smith, tweeted that she got kicked out of the writer's room for objecting too strongly to the parts of the "rape" episode. This drew wide RTing and commenting on the Web. However, Sorkin, in that Times story, while confirmed that she was asked to exit, also claims that when he did a few pages of re-write she greeted them with great "enthusiasm." So now we'll see how she replies. (Note: Hours have passed and she has not replied on Twitter, although she has posted other things there.)
Tuesday, December 9, 2014
Controversy Over 'Newsroom' Campus Rape Episode
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