30 Nov '14, 2pm

Aaron Sorkin tackles climate change on “The Newsroom” and … oy

Aaron Sorkin tackles climate change on “The Newsroom” and … oy

Like many people I know, I have a bit of a love/hate relationship with writer Aaron Sorkin. On the one hand, he created and wrote The West Wing , which remains one of the best network dramas ever. I recently watched almost the entire first season on an airplane — it holds up! Yes, the view of politics was naive, which arguably set Americans up for massive disillusionment in the wake of Obama’s election. And yes, when it strayed too close to certain areas of policy (especially anything fiscal, having to do with the budget), it descended into glib, goofy conventional wisdom. But its batting average was remarkably high. And then of course there was Sorkin’s late, lamented Sports Night , which was also great. The Newsroom , unfortunately, has backgrounded Sorkin’s strengths — smart, snappy, rapid-fire dialogue, mainly — and foregrounded his weaknesses: his patriarchal fondness...

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