Originally Posted by JohnDG
Is anybody fact-checking this show?
I'm getting the impression that they are making an effort to be accurate on their statements concerning real-life events and statistics.
Although I loved this episode, I first had to fight my emotions to avoid getting too carried away with its left wing bias. No surprise there of course, This after all is Sorkin. Nevertheless, there it is is. The example that bothered me most was Will's graphic showing that Wisconsin teachers were not being overpaid, which was absolutely right. The problem with Will's report, which the show managed to ignore, was that the issue in Wisconsin wasn't teacher salaries, Instead, it was the cost of teachers' retirement and healthcare benefits relative to the workforce as a whole.
That said, though, this episode was great drama. I thought the revelation at the end that Will and not the network had paid $250,000 to get the network's stringer released from an Egyptian prison, and his coworkers contribution to the cause, was moving. Great Television!