Here is an article by Sarah Nicole Prickett in which she very gracefully allows Aaron Sorkin to demonstrate everything awful about Aaron Sorkin, from the arrogance to the woman problem to the inability to comprehend the modern press. (via @jodyrosen)
The good news is, now I can’t stop thinking about a scripted dramedy about a Gawker-alike.
This was very satisfying, not least because it comes on the heels of Matt Zoller Seitz accusing everyone not-so-into Sorkin as being horrible cynics who don’t dream the way Sorkin does!
oh my christ, what an unholy asshole. this is indeed a satisfying read except that now i’m a little sad i can’t punch him in the face.
this article is
(and there vanishes any residual desire I had to watch Sorkin’s, well, anything)
OKAY I AM REBLOGGING THIS AGAIN, HAVING NOW READ IT
Read it, people.
Holy fucking shit, read about this self-absorbed asshole.
He’s learned fucking nothing from Studio 60 tanking. He is worse than ever before.
I vote we all ignore this show and just watch the first three seasons of The West Wing again.
“I think I would have done very well, as a writer, in the forties,” he says. “I think the last time America was a great country was then, or not long after. It was before Vietnam, before Watergate.”
Dude. Do you even hear yourself.
"“I’m sick of girls who don’t know how to high-five,” he says. He makes me try to do it “properly,” six times. He also makes me laugh; I’m nervous, and it’s so absurd. He loves it. He says, “Let me manhandle you.” Then he ambles off, hoping I’ll write something nice, as though he has never known how the news works, how many stories can be true."