Aaron Sorkin, speaking at an event hosted by The New Republic and HBO, had some unkind words for The Huffington Post. According to Mother Jones, Sorkin — who is a contributor to HuffPost — said the site is a perfect example of “a genuinely damaging force in our culture.” Interesting. We feel the same way about The Newsroom!
Sorkin felt that wasn’t enough hating, so he kept going:
I don’t think we’re very nice to each other anymore… There’s just too much money to be made and too much fun to be had laughing at somebody else fail. And that’s become okay. It used to be the kind of thing that you didn’t do in public…And now it’s what covers…the homepage of the Huffington Post. ‘13 Epic #Fails.’ There’s the need to put an exclamation point after everything, and there’s the need to…create fantastic stories instead of just reporting on things that we need. So the adjectives and adverbs that you’ll see in headlines are always about how somebody issued a blistering this against [someone or something] — just anything to get a clip.
We have no idea what this fool is talking about.