Saturday, April 14, 2012

How Not To Insult the Intelligence of Conservatives

I just watched a preview for the upcoming Aaron Sorkin HBO series, The Newsroom. The clip features a scene where a news anchor defends himself against charges of liberal bias with the line (at about 1:10 in):

“I only seem liberal because I believe that hurricanes are caused by high barometric pressure and not gay marriage.”

Uh, Mr. Sorkin, conservatives actually believe that hurricanes are characterized by LOW barometric pressure. If you are going to insult our intelligence, at least get your facts right.

I should probably cut Sorkin some slack until I see the entire show – maybe the anchor is based on Don Shelby.