A couple days ago, I saw that the entire first episode of “The Newsroom” was available on YouTube. I hadn’t really been anticipating the show because I don’t have HBO, I didn’t really care for a show about how a news show (and its anchors, producers, writers, researchers, etc.) decides to muck it up and be radical by telling hard news, and, while I admire Aaron Sorkin’s writing and storytelling abilities, I just wasn’t interested. Sorkin, you’re preaching to someone who already understands the position you seem to have taken, and I’m trying to find views that are different than my own.
I mean, oh, no, a news show that decides to be serious and actually care about what’s happening in the world, instead of being self-absorbed in its own life and report the latest trysts between Kanye and Kim or whoever. Why is that idea so radical?