"For sure, we all know there were critics who did not enjoy watching the first four episodes. And there were critics that did, but I think, and obviously you'd prefer praise for the show be unanimous, but any time that people are talking about a show this much, it's good for television."

-- Aaron Sorkin, talking at the Television Critic's Assocation press tour, defending criticism surrounding his new show on HBO "The Newsroom." He also addressed rumors that the entire writing staff was fired, saying that the claim is "un-sourced and untrue."