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'The Newsroom': Mitt Romney's Former Aide Says Show 'Doesn't Seem To Be Very Close To The Truth'

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Mitt Romney and "The Newsroom": Former Romney spokesman says show "doesn't seem to be very close to the truth.' | HBO

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.

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