Sunday, August 25, 2013
Oh, I can hardly wait to watch this tonight.
Of course the show is still attracting criticism from those who simply don't get it. Like this jerk from the Rolling Stones:
So if you take a sick pleasure in The Newsroom, it's like getting off on hearing Dylan sing about misunderstood mobsters reading Nietzsche in prison. Of course, Dylan ended up turning to Jesus, so maybe in a couple of years we'll get a Sorkin dramedy called Church Night, starring Bill Pullman as the world's most intensely well-meaning Methodist pastor.
The best joke on The Newsroom is the idea of cable news as a symbol of lost purity. It's tough to imagine anybody looking back on the golden days of CNN and thinking, "This was our finest hour." Ah, the innocent yesteryear of Headline News, back when staring up at the airport TV monitors while getting sloshed on margaritas at Chili's meant something.
I was going to cancel my subscription to Rolling Stone in protest, but then I remembered that I have not had a subscription since the 80's.
I like the show, and though it is not perfect, it is still a hell of a lot of fun to watch.