'The Newsroom' Season 2: Jeff Daniels vs. Fox News on 'liberal fantasy' charge

Jeff Daniels wouldn't be surprised, knowing how Season 1 went, to see more brickbats hurled at Season 2 of "The Newsroom."The sophomore round of HBO's Aaron Sorkin-created series about a fictional cable news network starts Sunday (July 14)with Daniels back as Will McAvoy, the senior anchor who remains opinionated and obstinate.That's clear right from his season-opening verbal volley with a network lawyer played by new cast member Marcia Gay Harden (who won a Tony Award opposite Daniels in the 2009-10 Broadway run of "God of Carnage")."You know, going in, that you're going to fry some people," Daniels tells Zap2it, "and some folks in the media overreacted (to Season 1), One prominent cable news guy said, 'We've been told to stand down on you guys because we hear you're coming after us.' He hadn't even seen it yet, and a lot of them just helped that view."Then you get into the attack on the Tea Party,"...



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