- Given that the primary message of the showis that "current news operations are full of crap," I'm kind of shocked Fox News cleared the clip that was used during the course of the episode. (I assume HBO would clear the clip rather than risk suit, though that'd be an interesting First Amendment commentary defense.)
- Given the "real stories from two years ago" element, the disclaimer at the end of the episode is particularly interesting--it reads "THE NEWSROOM incorporates fictional and fictionalized elements and events, and any similarity between characters in the series and actual persons is purely coincidental and unintentional. Nothing in the series is intended to convey or imply facts about any persons, elements, or events." Anyone buy that disclaimer for even a single hot minute?
Sunday, July 1, 2012
WE DISCLAIM THE DISCLAIMER:I'm sure folks want to talk about The Newsroom, and two legal points to jump-start the discussion:
Posted by Matt at 11:29 PM