Sorry, Aaron Sorkin, but the royal we does not accept your apology for creating the abomination that is “The Newsroom.”
The oft-criticized series’ third and final season will air this fall, but the writer and creator of the insufferably preachy HBO series wanted to retroactively apologize for the first two seasons and issue a preemptive apology for the third.
Each season of “The Newsroom” takes place two years in the past and depicts the fictional characters making journalistic decisions about real-life events like the shooting of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and the BP oil spill.
The show’s pedantic dialogue, ridiculous plot and contrived romances have been criticized so much that Sorkin felt he needed to apologize to everyone for making such a terrible show during the Tribeca Film Festival on Monday, Buzzfeed reports.
“I’m going to let you all stand in for everyone in the world, if you don’t mind. I think you and I got off on the wrong foot with ‘The Newsroom’ and I apologize and I’d like to start over,” Sorkin said.
“I think that there’s been a terrible misunderstanding. I did not set the show in the recent past in order to show the pros how it should have been done. That was and remains the furthest thing from my mind. I set the show in the recent past because I didn’t want to make up fake news.”
Sorkin continued: “I wasn’t trying to and I’m not capable of teaching a professional journalist a lesson. That wasn’t my intent and it’s never my intent to teach you a lesson or try to persuade you or anything.”
We do not accept your apology, Aaron Sorkin. We do not accept.
The only good thing to come from all of this, however, is this perfect parody of “The Newsroom” called “The Foodroom”: