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  •  A Confession (2+ / 0-)

    I am probably the world's only liberal who did not like West Wing.  I found it to be a stereotype of what a liberal Presidency would be like, self-congratulatory and full of Sorkin at his pompous worst. (BTW -- Sorkin's script for The Social Network was quite good, but The Newsroom is recidivism.)

    Any chance I might have watched The West Wing vanished with the 2000 Election.   On top of my other issues with the show, imagining  a brilliant, compassionate President trying to do the right thing when the actual President was 180 from that was unbearably painful.

    Then again, what do I know?  I also loathed Dances with Wolves and Field of Dreams.

    But to end on a positive note, Lincoln was transcendent, as I wrote here Wed. in I Saw "Lincoln" and Wept.

    The GOP: "You can always go to the Emergency Room."

    by Upper West on Fri Dec 07, 2012 at 01:30:21 PM PST

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    •  West Wing was progressive political porn (4+ / 0-)

      a fantasy that was even more comforting in the wake of the 2001 debacle.  And elements of the Santos campaign were based on then-Senator Barack Obama--so a literal trial run for 2008.

      Similarly, The Newsroom was a comforting fantasy as Fakes News was spewing all manner of RWNJ hatred and falsehood.  It was an Olbermann fantasy too--almost like seeing him on TV again.

      Dances with Wolves and Field of Dreams have both aged badly.  The book Field of Dreams was based on, Shoeless Joe, was a very sweet book though.

      I haven't seen the Social Network :-D

      We both loved Lincoln!

      "Politics is like driving. To go backward put it in R. To go forward put it in D."
      Four More Years! How sweet it is!!!

      by TrueBlueMajority on Fri Dec 07, 2012 at 01:42:00 PM PST

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