Season Two of Aaron Sorkin's "The Newsroom" premiered Sunday night to the now-standard slams from journalists across the Twittersphere.
While Dan Rather remains the show's biggest fan, resuming his reviews of the show for Gawker ("terrific," "one of the best shows on television"), most journalists have made a sport out of hate-watching the show and live-tweeting their responses.
"Newsroom" premiered to 2.6 million viewers; it is not known how many of them are journalists who watch the show becuase they hate it.
Sorry I stopped tweeting #newsroom last night. It put me to sleep. A sound sleep at that.— Jeff Jarvis (@jeffjarvis) July 15, 2013
Didn't watch #Newsroom. I learned to love Danny Castellano and I'm not ready to hate him again.— rachelsklar (@rachelsklar) July 15, 2013
I have no-one to blame but myself for spending an hour doing this. #TheNewsroom— emily bell (@emilybell) July 15, 2013
How did Jane Fonda and Sam Waterston get mixed up in this? Like watching your grandparents get dragged into a rave.— Heidi N. Moore (@moorehn) July 15, 2013
Dramatic tension in The Newsroom: missed cue, buggy soundboard, graphics not full screen. Edge of seat. I hope no one's BlackBerry crashes.— Heidi N. Moore (@moorehn) July 15, 2013
Aaron Sorkin making fun of Occupy protestors for being self-absorbed and overly earnest is too much irony for me I can't handle it— Zack Beauchamp (@zackbeauchamp) July 15, 2013
Ok I've never retracked a spot through speakerphone 90 secs b4 air. Anybody done that? #Newsroom— Luke Russert (@LukeRussert) July 15, 2013
Oh man. Time for the worst show ever. #shutupnewsroom— Tim Herrera (@TimHerrera) July 15, 2013
Words I have never once used: "Do the news" #shutupnewsroom— Daniel Victor (@bydanielvictor) July 15, 2013
The Newsroom is delightfully horrible.— Steve Kovach (@stevekovach) July 15, 2013
Can't wait for the 'Newsroom' red wedding scene.— Josh Greenman (@joshgreenman) July 15, 2013
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