-By Warner Todd Huston
Left-wingers are hailing HBO’s new series The Newsroom happily proclaiming it as The West Wing for the 2010s. Like The West Wing, this new show is penned by liberal activist and TV producer Aaron Sorkin. But, wait. Who is writing it? According to Sorkin’s writing team, it seems as though the George Soros-funded, extremist website Think Progress is doing the heavy lifting for team Sorkin.
The episode for Monday, July 9 was a Tea Party bashing extravaganza filled with all sorts of smears of Tea Partiers, of Rep. Michele Bachmann and all things conservative. During this same episode one of the characters favorably mentions Soros-funded Think Progress. This caused TP operative Adam Peck to take to his Twitter account to thank Sorkin and his writers for giving his website a plug.
I like how he put that. “Research.” In other words, they merely did a word search on the Think Progress website and that served as their “research.” The TV writers essentially allowed Think Progress to do the work for them.
This is how the Hollywood left operates. They simply look to groups like TP, Moveon.org, Markos Moulitasis of The Daily Kos, and other far left propagandists to find the meme they want to further and work to continue rolling the narrative along like good little co-conspirators. This is the sort of narrative farming that Andrew Breitbart spent his last years battling.
Now, conservatives have been scoffing at this new left-wing show, of course, just as they did The West Wing some ten years ago. There are some that are even a bit buoyed by the fact that this left-wing show has appeared on TV in our time. This line of thought goes that The Newsroom is a coping mechanism for the left because they know they are losing the battle for the hearts and minds of Americans.
What ever it is, one thing is sure. There is nothing new in Hollywood and The Newsroom is rehash of cold hash not to mention just one more outlet for the left-wing meme machine to push their tall tales in a (hopefully) vain attempt to win in the political arena today.
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Warner Todd Huston is a Chicago based freelance writer. He has been writing opinion editorials and social criticism since early 2001 and before that he wrote articles on U.S. history for several small American magazines. His political columns are featured on many websites such as Andrew Breitbart’s BigGovernment.com, BigHollywood.com, and BigJournalism.com, as well as RightWingNews.com, RightPundits.com, CanadaFreePress.com, StoptheACLU.com, AmericanDaily.com, among many, many others. Mr. Huston is also endlessly amused that one of his articles formed the basis of an article in Germany’s Der Spiegel Magazine in 2008.
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