HBO's 'The Newsroom' Takes on Koch BrothersMonday, July 30, 2012
(Metropolitan Washington Council, AFL-CIO)"If The Wall Street Journal is complaining about it, 'The Newsroom' must be doing something right for working people" writes Union City editor Chris Garlock in the AFL-CIO NOW blog. The Journal complained last week that 'West Wing' creator Aaron Sorkin's new HBO drama about a fictional cable TV news show had "strafed" right-wing billionaires Charles and David Koch for "the second week in a row." In recent 'Newsroom' episodes, anchor Will McAvoy (played by Jeff Daniels) has not only exposed the Koch brothers’ extensive funding of conservative causes and groups, from the Citizens United court case to Americans for Prosperity—which has fueled state-level attacks on unions—but has explicitly said that this massive infusion of money from corporations and the wealthy is a threat to our democracy." Click here to read Garlock's full post.