September 21, 2013 by David K. Sutton
Louisville Courier-Journal Punk’d By Will McAvoy (The Newsroom – Aaron Sorkin) ‘I Call Myself A Republican’ Quote
The Louisville Courier-Journal was punk’d in it’s “Readers Forum” by someone who posed as the fictional character of Will McAvoy from Aaron Sorkin’s “The Newsroom.” The quote comes from the second season finale.
I call myself a Republican because I believe in market solutions, and I believe in common sense realities and the necessity to defend against a dangerous world.
The problem is now I have to be homophobic. I have to count the number of times people go to church. I have to deny the facts and think scientific research is a con.
I have to think poor people are getting a sweet ride. And I have to have such a stunning inferiority complex that I fear education and intellect in the 21st century. Most of all, the biggest new requirement is that I have to hate Democrats.
From Louisville Courier-Journal reader Troy D Hanson:
I found myself laughing hysterically this morning as I was glancing over the forum and “GOP Requirements” caught my eye. I read the article, and found myself feeling as if I had heard it before. Then, when I saw “W. McAvoy, 40222” I knew I had heard it the previous Sunday. I must say, shame on the C-J editorial staff for not catching it. But then again, not everybody watches HBO. On the other hand, I completely agree with [the fictional] Mr. McAvoy’s statement. Also, I absolutely love the show that Aaron Sorkin has created. It hasn’t quite beat out the West Wing yet, but it’s a close second.