Aaron Sorkin Defends ‘The Newsroom,’ Calls It ‘Aspirational’

Aaron Sorkin Defends ‘The Newsroom,’ Calls It ‘Aspirational’
Entertainment
Like Us On Facebook
Like Us On Facebook

Journalists have criticized Aaron Sorkin’s popular HBO series The Newsroom, but Sorkin told NPR’s “Fresh Air” that the show is meant to be fictional.

I like writing about heroes that don’t wear capes and disguises,” Sorkin told “Fresh Air” host Terry Gross of the criticism. “It’s aspirational. ‘Gee, it looks like the real world and feels like the real world, why can’t this be the real world?’ The metaphor of Don Quixote is used, all kinds of lost cities are used: Atlantis, Brigadoon … The show is meant to be a fantasy set against very real and oftentimes very serious events.

Other people also defended the show.

“Sorkin loves journalists, loves the media, loves the news,” Olivia Munn, who plays Sloan Sabbith, told Vulture.

I don’t believe the show is his soapbox for him to lecture the media on how to be better. On the contrary, I believe his show is an opportunity to help the audience fall in love with the news again.

Elite. 

Photo Credit: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images

Share Tweet
React
Like Us On Facebook
Like Us On Facebook

Preston Waters

Preston Waters is a thinker. He's not your traditional philosophical persona, however, as he leaves no topic untouched. Covering all the bases, from business to women, Preston Waters is the ultimate man's man for Gen-Y.

More In Entertainment

TV Adam Pliskin

This ‘Game Of Thrones’ Trick-Or-Treat Parody Wins Halloween

People go nuts for “Game of Thrones,” and I’m sure there will be many Westeros-themed costumes for this year’s Halloween. But, people sometimes take their love of the show too far. At least, that’s what happened in this hilarious “GoT” Halloween video. In this one, a couple of guys treat their yearly collection of candy […]

Also On Elite

World

WTF: Guy Made An Adolf Hitler Tinder Profile And Girls Are Actually Talking To Him

You’re about to lose all faith in the world (if you haven’t already). Apparently, a 22-year-old Adolf Hitler is the newest person to download Tinder. Really? No, but someone is definitely posing as the dictator. You can’t help but gasp in horror and disbelief and feel the sheer uncomfortableness after reading his tagline: The Final […]

Food

Chipotle Is Making Lunch Breaks Even Better By Opening Another Pizzeria

Everyone with tastebuds knows pizza is pretty much the best thing to ever happen to mankind. Chipotle’s execs, at least, seem to realize how much people love pizza. Yesterday, the burrito chain opened its second pizza shop in Denver. The company’s first pizzeria opened its doors last December in the Mile High City, and (unsurprisingly) the […]

World

Killed Canadian Soldier’s Dogs Are Still Waiting For Him To Come Home (Photo)

Canadian Corporal Nathan Cirillo may be gone, shot down by a gunman at Ottawa’s National War Memorial on Wednesday, but his dogs still await his return. Photographs posted by Ontario journalist Melissa Raftis show two large canines with their heads wedged under the fence of Cirillo’s family home. Heads pressed together, as if to comfort one […]