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HBO's Arrogant 'Newsroom'

Scott1205 Wrote: Jun 29, 2012 10:30 AM
One way tickets to a socialist or communist country for American socialists/communists? Now that's a social program I can get behind! As long as the conditions include the renouncement of thier US citizenship and that they never come back to this country, not even for vacation.

HBO should really try a new slogan for its original programming. Indeed they already had one courtesy of Aaron Sorkin's acid pen in the debut of his ridiculous new series "The Newsroom." That slogan is "Speaking Truth to Stupid."

It's an appropriate slogan for a pay-cable channel that insists only the really smart people pay the extra fee to join the television elite. But do Sorkin and HBO really deserve their lofty, arrogant position as the smart people? Let's count the ways this new show demolishes that proposition:

1. It's preposterous that this "Newsroom" is realistic. The first...