Sort of proves the point
Ha. The AP story in the Washington Times today said Jeff Daniels won the Best Actor-Drama Emmy for his role as a "liberal news anchor".
Um, I believe the point of Bill's character is that he is a registered Republican who proudly describes himself as conservative and is outraged that the crazies have taken over his party - people who aren't conservatives. If AP (and/or the Times) thinks he's playing a liberal, it just goes to show that either they're not paying attention, or they've never met a real liberal.