This made me laugh. The WaPo has a review of Aaron Sorkin’s (self-important) new show (aren’t they all?) “Newsroom.”
Liberal stuff. Blah blah blah. But in the typical fashion, they try to demonstrate how much smarter they all are than us right wing fringe types. To demonstrate this, this little part is included in the WaPo review of the show.
Off they go, merging onto what they regard as the journalistic high road. A twist for Sorkin (but not for viewers), is that Will is a Republican who has taken it upon himself to challenge the party’s rightward fringe, providing a novel new way to present a Democratic fantasia. “I’m a registered Republican,” Will says, in a prime example of elegant Sorkinese. “I only seem liberal because I believe hurricanes are caused by high barometric pressure and not by gay marriage.” Real events from 2010 and 2011 — including the BP oil spill; the midterm election that ushered tea partiers into Congress; and the Gabrielle Giffords shooting in Tucson — form the backdrop of Will’s newly located outrage. His pulpit gets a nightly workout on air and a constant workout everywhere else.
Isn’t that so smugly superior? One li’l problem though. Hurricanes are caused by LOW barometric pressure. Don’t say anything, its funnier that way.