Speaking of The Newsroom....
The show's creator is not happy with the real media and their reporting of the Sony hack. In an Op-Ed piece in the NY Times, Sorkin called news outlets that report on the leaks, "morally treasonous" for carrying out the hackers' "bidding."
"As a screenwriter in Hollywood who's only two generations removed from probably being blacklisted, I'm not crazy about Americans calling other Americans un-American, so let's just say that every news outlet that did the bidding of the Guardians of Peace is morally treasonous and spectacularly dishonorable," Sorkin wrote, referring to the cyber group claiming responsibility for the attack.
Elsewhere in the piece, Sorkin attacked the newsworthiness of the material, comparing the reports about sniping executives and Tinseltown sausage-making to the Pentagon Papers, which pulled the curtain back on the government's involvement in Vietnam.
"The co-editor in chief of Variety tells us he decided that the leaks were — to use his word — 'newsworthy.' I'm dying to ask him what part of the studio's post-production notes on Cameron Crowe's new project is newsworthy," Sorkin sniped.
Later, he asks readers to imagine hackers in a room sifting through documents "that will draw the most blood."
"And in a room next door are American journalists doing the same thing," he wrote, before calling the work "demented and criminal."
Sorkin's missive came as Sony revealed it had waded into the fray, hiring one of the country's top anti-trust attorneys try to stop the media from spreading embarrassing leaks.
In the letter, which the Daily News received, lawyer David Boies warned news outlets to put a lid on any further information gleaned from the documents, which he said constituted "stolen information."
H/T NY Daily News