Sorkin’s latest shibboleth #teaparty as Taliban The American Spectator #ucot #twisters “They can call themselves the Tea Party. They can call themselves conservatives. They can even call themselves Republicans, though Republicans certainly shouldn’t. But we should call them what they are: the American Taliban.” That might sound like a drunken rant at your local College Democrat club. But then the scene shifts to the newsroom where Will’s producers are backslapping and hear-hearing each other, as though the French had finally sailed into Yorktown. This is perhaps the most striking feature of The Newsroom. Seeping out of every pore of its characters, embedded in every word of its dialogue, is the demand that we prostrate ourselves before its crayon-scrawled, left-wing nonsense and hail its moral courage. The Newsroom is the brain child of Aaron Sorkin, the once- wunderkind writer behind The West Wing. He clearly intends for conservatives like me to be either outraged or intellectually swayed by his Speaking Truth to Power. Instead it’s hard not to feel bored…even sorry for Sorkin. Will’s entire rant feels yellowed and musty. The “American Taliban”? Really? In addition to being tedious, that was also the title of a book by Daily Kos founder Markos Moulitsas. At this point, the savants of liberalism are even borrowing banalities from each other.”


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