It is a huge, dangerous, scary as shit mistake to convene your own trial in front of a television audience.


Jim: It's like that last helicopter out of Saigon.
Maggie: I know how standby works.

Don: OK, so when you vivisect this guy and most especially his app, Pruit's not going to be happy.
Sloan: I'll cross that bridge when I come to it.
Don: You usually blow up that bridge when you come to it.

Can you do me a favor and not worry that the world's most benign promo is a threat to democracy?


I'm not your wife. Raise your hands above your hips and I'll knock you the fuck into next week.


Mac: Did you see Charlie?
Will: After the show. He was cleaning his 12-gauge with Maker's Mark and muttering 'kill the wabbit.'

Don and I like to make decisions about lying on a case by case basis.


I have spent time with hardcore drug movers and they don't pretend they're selling medicine.


I trust you less than I trust them. Dump the documents and I'll quit my job, walk to the FBI and give the your name. Trust that.


50/50, but when our story comes out that this guy worked with the US, they're going to slit the throats of his children right in front of him and drag him down main street so, I don't want to pick the wrong 50.


Maggie: And the 38 dead bodies.
Don: Are a bargain compared to what it will cost us in blood and money when we have to bomb the place five years from now because it's Al Qaeda's new home office.

I can't fight these fights with this guy. I won't win.


The Newsroom Quotes

First step in solving any problem is recognizing there is one. America is not the greatest country in the world anymore.


This is more than unprofessional, it's uncivilized and more than that, it's unprofessional.