Actually the main story line is an investigation where the Obama Administration may have used sarin gas on Pakistanis. The point is that investigative journalism has a boatload of resposibility and accountability to source the story and get it right.

Their reporter Jim got kicked off the Romney bus, the story being that journalists weren't being journalists, they were just reading the campaign's talking points. And the point is made about journalism and any sense of responsibilty or integrity they may have, the Romney campaign bus just gave them the situation to frame it.

Oh, and Will McAvoy called the republicans "The American Taliban". He and his network are facing the consequences of that over reach. Of course Sorkin creates a liberal fantasy, and like The West Wing, he connects it to reality for good or bad.
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