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'The Newsroom' recap: ACN digs deeper into alleged war crime
'The Newsroom' recap: ACN digs deeper into alleged war crime

“Willie Pete,” Episode 13 of HBO’s “The Newsroom,” refers to military jargon for white phosphorous, a substance that obscures troop positions and inflicts horrific burns. Nasty as WP is, a special ops team allegedly used a far deadlier weapon -- banned sarin nerve gas -- when rescuing Americans from a remote village in Pakistan. At least that’s what a retired Marine tells ACN’s MacKenzie McHale (Emily Mortimer) and on-loan producer Jerry Dantana (Hamish Linklater). News Division head Charlie Skinner (Sam Waterston) seriously doubts the accusations. Still, if sarin were used, ACN has uncovered a scandal of Watergate proportions. PHOTOS: Hollywood Backlot moments “Obviously you have to...

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