I was recently asked to write a weekly article following HBO’s Newsroom, a drama about an anchorman who apparently — in the first season — decided to save network news by telling the truth and covering only “important” stories. I’d heard from friends that the show leaned left. Really, left. However, since it was by Aaron Sorkin, the creator of West Wing, I decided to give it a chance.
Here’s why I turned down the job, and why you — quite literally — can’t pay me to watch another episode.