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'The Newsroom' recap: Bad boss, bad ideas spark staff revolt
'The Newsroom' recap: Bad boss, bad ideas spark staff revolt

Irate staffers at Atlantis Cable News openly rebel against their Internet-obsessed owner — and a veteran journalist dramatically dies on the job — in “Oh Shenandoah,” the penultimate Episode 24 of HBO’s “The Newsroom.” Now that abrasive billionaire Lucas Pruit (B.J. Novak) has acquired ACN, he’s determined to attract younger viewers by airing dubious stories because they’ll generate social media buzz. Epitomizing this disturbing trend is the network’s slick promo announcing a new Twitter hashtag: #uracn. “The next one’s going to show citizen journalists filing stories from the Coffee Bean,” laments “News...

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