HBO houses a lot of great work. Game of Thrones will resume April 12, 2015, in the meantime I re watched all the seasons, I’m on season 4 episode7. Yes re-watched, it is that good, I had forgotten a lot of things, or missed pieces of forshadowing the first time around. A great body of work.
The Newsroom, written by Aaron Sorkin, (bravo !) the chemistry between the characters Will McCoy (played by Jeff Daniels) and MacKensie McHale (by Emily Mortimer), is similar to the onstage chemistry between Annette Benning and Michael Douglas in American President. It is simply incredible writing for all the characters. It’s a look inside a daily account of how news is verified, reported, choices made for what is televised to the public. Another amazing product from HBO, season 2 starts in June !
It is how we would like to see our news being reported, the important stories, the truth. Our news broadcasting companies are in the toilet, It needs to change.
CNN eliminated its entire department of international investigating , this was done last spring 03/2012, WTF ? Journalist have been traveling abroad for stories for eons, what kind of crap is that, what kind of news will CNN be providing ? Pictures Photoshopped, TV footage that is made up, this is why you can not rely on the media folks. On The Daily Show, you can catch Jon Oliver speaking to an ex CNN journalist Kaj Larsen, and Brad Adgate. (he is a media analyst, SVP research, for Horizon Media) (Still trying to find out about Horizon Media, who the heck are they ?) If anyone has researched this company please fill me in, in the mean time I will continue to research.
The Newsroom on HBO, a TV series that I’m assuming is basically a mockery of our news system in the U.S., not sure however I will report back when I watch it.
If you have not seen it, the three parts to a Paradise lost, you must. It is a documentary documenting 18 years with 4 separate films on the real case that took place in the state of Arkansas that begun on May 5 1993 . I watched all 4 films, the three parts of paradise lost and West of Memphis.
This documentary, the time invested, all the professionals from camera crew to attorneys who donated their time freely for the last 18 years to stand up for human rights, god bless all of you. They felt it was paramount to stand up for the three boys who were unjustly, corruptly sentenced to jail for a crime they may or may not have committed. From the arrest to the trial it was all botched,made up, nothing was researched, forensics, interviews, It had many holes, and stunk like swiss cheese. Why did Hollywood get involved ?
Thank you HBO, thank you, for reminding us that we have a horrible legal system and that most citizens do not get media worthy attention. Citizens in the U.S. can face horrible injustice, many real people do all the time . We need to be reminded that not everyone will walk away, people will stand and come together, and reason, logic, truth can or should prevail in the end. They want people across the world to invoke critical thinking, the media as well. as our justice system distorts legal rights.
How many times have you seen, heard about new DNA testing that exonerated wrongful guilty sentencing for many innocent people who have served many years in prison needlessly.