The Newsroom Recap: Out of Africa

We’ve spent so much time talking about The Newsroom’s women problem that we haven’t talked about its race problem. “Unintended Consequences,” an apt title for an episode that tried to anticipate its own backlash, was full of reminders that for all of its liberalism, The Newsroom is hamfisted when it tries to diversify. Last night’s episode turned Gary into a punchline, Kendra into a token, a racial slur into fodder, and African children into treacle. It was the kind of episode that a supposed race warrior like Don would have found execrable. Read More....


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