As NewsBusters previously reported, this past Sunday's Tea Party-bashing episode of HBO's The Newsroom featured a lead character prominently mentioning the far-left, George Soros-funded propaganda organization Think Progress.
On Monday, the co-author of that episode, one Gideon Yago, tweeted his thanks to TP reporter Adam Peck for "reporting and archiving" that was "vital to the research we did":
The Independent Film Channel premieres a new show on Tuesday night called The IFC Media Project, hosted by former MTV News anchor Gideon Yago, now 30. The first episode deals with the cable-news addiction to missing-child stories, but the second episode comes straight from the Michael Moore textbook, perhaps because the show's creator and executive producer worked on the latest Michael Moore documentaries. As Brian Stelter reported in Monday's New York Times:
Similarly, the second episode’s long examination of television military analysts, titled “How to Sell a War,” does not include the perspective of the networks that hired the analysts and allowed them to espouse the government’s talking points without any disclosures about their ties to the Pentagon or to defense contractors. The segment is based on an investigation by The New York Times in April and includes an interview with the Times reporter David Barstow.
Meghan O’Hara, the program’s creator and executive producer, said the omission was not for lack of trying. “None of them wanted to talk to us,” she said.