My inability to access HBOGo, which I subscribed to eight weeks ago in order to watch Aaron Sorkin‘s The Newsroom in Europe, means I can’t take part in the backlash or the counter-backlash or anything. But sight unseen, my first reaction to the criticism is “what’s so terrible about a miniseries that does what it can to make rabid righties look as ridiculous as they actually are? Are they not the Lords of Insane Obstinacy right now? The Newsroom may be dramatically flawed and perhaps even insubstantial in terms of presenting the dips, twists and turns of real journalism, okay, but it sound like candy for people like myself. What’s not to ‘like’?”