Mr. Sorkin, however, doesn’t mind bucking the tide. ‘I think the reason it’s been reviewed as far-fetched is that it’s far-fetched,’ he wrote in an e-mail. ‘Every bit as far-fetched as a Democratic administration that gets stuff done,’ he added, referring to the accomplished — and entirely fictional — Bartlet administration in ‘The West Wing,’ which he also wrote.

David Carr elicits the best defense yet of The Newsroom from Aaron Sorkin. 

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