by Jonathan Bredemeyer
Finally! Getting back to Factrooms... sorry for the delay. To wrap up the season, I'm going to try and focus on a few key details of each episode (past readers know critical plot facts are particularly alluring to me).
A reminder: accurate, potentially accurate, or inaccurate. This is based on internet research from primary sources (and even Wikipedia when they do it best). Luckily, with the scene set in modern day, these things are available via the web. And, go...
- "Presidents don't announce bad news from the East room. They do it from the Oval Office or the briefing room."
- This one is a bit difficult to verify, given there's no massive enumerated list of every piece of news reported from the White House in the last 103ish years. You could argue the end of World War II announced from the Oval Office isn't exactly bad news.
- Lately, it seems the East Room is for nominations or resignations, and the briefing room is for battling the opposing party's legislation. The Oval Office seems reserved for military actions, so why the current administration chose the East Room seems a mystery.
- It was 9 years, 7 months, and 20 days between the attacks on the World Trade Center and day bin Laden was killed.
- It was interesting to watch the various main characters get the chance to report the news to airline pilots and police officers in New York City. I was online working and got to instant message colleagues, and bloggers blogged...