Neal Sampat's (Dev Patel) current storyline on The Newsroom season 2 was learned to be "Occupy Wall Street". It was a protest movement that made headlines in September 2011.
Though perceived as a silly and not news-worthy coverage, we learned that it is wired to a more bigger issue. TV Line enlightened us on a recent spoiler scoop, read it below:
The question you should be asking, though, is: Why should I care about Neal’s silly Occupy Wall Street storyline? And the answer to that one is: It ties in (in a surprising way) to this season’s overarching “Operation Genoa” storyline.
'The Newsroom' season 2 airs every Sunday on HBO.