One of the themes of Jonah Goldberg’s Tyranny of Cliches is that liberals, who dominate the culture, view conservatism as an ideology but think liberalism is apolitical..or just how things are…or common sense, or something. Taegan Goddard cites a hilarious instance of this: Aaron Sorkin says he has no political agenda at all!
Writer/director Aaron Sorkin told the New York Times that his new HBO series “The Newsroom” has a bias toward either party [sic] because he doesn’t have one.
Said Sorkin: “I have no political background, and I have no political agenda. I do think that there are going to be people who say that I’m just putting my own politics on display. Which again I’m not. I don’t really have my own politics. I’m very easily convinced of other people’s position.”
But it didn’t take long for Jeff Bercovici to find that Sorkin gave 19 separate campaign contributions totaling $144,500 since 2007. Every one of those contributions went to a Democratic candidate or group.
This is really too much. Sorkin is the creator of The West Wing, which is one of the many television shows that I have never seen, but is universally regarded as glorifying the Democratic Party. Wikipedia adds:
During the 2004 US presidential election campaign, the liberal advocacy group MoveOn’s political action committee enlisted Sorkin and Rob Reiner to create one of their anti-Bush campaign advertisements. In August 2008, Sorkin was involved in a Generation Obama event at the Fine Arts Theatre in Beverly Hills, California….
Yet this doofus has the nerve to tell the New York Times that he has “no political agenda”–an assertion which, of course, the Times didn’t challenge, because its agenda is the same as Sorkin’s. No agenda at all; just liberalism.