Huffington Post – In Defense of Smart by Eve SimonPosted by Colleen Murray on June 26, 2012
After watching the pilot of Aaron Sorkin’s new HBO drama The Newsroom, I’m not at all surprised that people have been beating on it like some alien weed they’re hell bent on destroying.
The show is just too smart. Smart as a pejorative*. And that scares the shit out of everyone.
I’ll admit that Sorkin’s work isn’t for the uninitiated. His agenda is never hidden. His contempt for the media’s mechanism is unapologetic. And he couldn’t care less if you can keep up with his language. I actually think he prefers that his writing weed out the weak-minded since it eliminates the need to pretend they matter to him.