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Perpetually Wrong Pretend Journalist and Douchebag Chuck Johnson Is an Unkillable Product of Our Internet Age
Chuck Johnson isn’t a journalist. He’s just some idiot with a broadband connection and delusions of grandeur. The problem is, there’s no way to force him to behave responsibly or to immediately remove him from society — not as long as Twitter exists and continues to allow him a platform. So the best we can do is marginalize him through vigilant reporting and a nice helping of the ridicule he so richly deserves.
For all its flaws, if you immediately switched the channel from HBO at the end of The Newsroom over to a real cable news outlet — really, pick any one — maybe you’d miss not necessarily the show itself but what it was at least trying to do. Like Don Quixote, Aaron Sorkin failed on his mission, but maybe that mission was a noble one.