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'Newsroom' Finale Dubs Tea Party 'American Taliban'

'Newsroom' Finale Dubs Tea Party 'American Taliban'

“The Newsroom’s” idea of a Republican is a man gleefully describing the Tea Party movement as the “American Taliban.”

That sums up HBO’s far-left series, which unleashed its final new episode of the year last night.

In the installment, anchor Will McAvoy (Jeff Daniels) tears into the Tea Party movement with a ferocity that would make even Chris “Race Card Dealer” Matthews blush.

McAvoy, labeled a Republican by show creator Aaron Sorkin, certainly doesn’t even resemble a RINO nibbling on liberal talking points. 

Ideological purity, compromise as weakness, a fundamentalist belief in scriptural literalism, denying science, unmoved by facts, undeterred by new information, a hostile fear of progress, a demonization of education, a need to control women’s bodies, severe xenophobia, tribal mentality, intolerance of dissent and a pathological hatred of the U.S. government.

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They can call themselves the Tea Party. They can call themselves conservatives and they can even call themselves Republicans, though Republicans certainly shouldn’t. But we should call them what they are. The American Taliban.”

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