The 2012 presidential campaign was controversial enough before Aaron Sorkin got his hands on it, and now that it's being addressed on "The Newsroom," Mitt Romney's former aides aren't exactly thrilled.
On Sunday's episode of the HBO series, Jim Harper (John Gallagher Jr.) was kicked off a Romney press bus because aides for his campaign weren't a fan of "The Newsroom's" fictional program "News Night."
But according to Romney's real-life former spokesperson Ryan Williams, no such thing even came close to happening.
"You all would have heard about that if it had happened," Williams told The Salt Lake Tribune, adding that the show "doesn't seem to be very close to the truth."
Williams went on to say that he finds Sorkin's concept -- to tell a fictional account of the 2012 presidential campaign --to be "a little silly."
Although "The Newsroom" has gotten a lot of flack over the course of its run on HBO, Jeff Daniels scored his first Emmy nomination for his portrayal of Will McAvoy earlier this month, and HBO president Michael Lombardo said the series isn't going anywhere anytime soon.
"The odds are excellent" that the show will be renewed, he noted at the Television Critics Association Summer 2013 press tour last week. "We're very happy with the show."
"The Newsroom" airs on Sundays at 10 p.m. ET on HBO.
How to vote
Vote-by-mail ballot request deadline: Varies by state
For the Nov 3 election: States are making it easier for citizens to vote absentee by mail this year due to the coronavirus. Each state has its own rules for mail-in absentee voting. Visit your state election office website to find out if you can vote by mail.Get more information
In-person early voting dates: Varies by state
Sometimes circumstances make it hard or impossible for you to vote on Election Day. But your state may let you vote during a designated early voting period. You don't need an excuse to vote early. Visit your state election office website to find out whether they offer early voting.My Election Office
General Election: Nov 3, 2020
Polling hours on Election Day: Varies by state/localityMy Polling Place