22 November, 2014

Standards, Fallen - Peggy Noonan's Blog - WSJ

Standards, Fallen - Peggy Noonan's Blog - WSJ: “The West Wing” was so groundbreaking, and had in so many ways such a benign impact. But I wonder if it didn’t give an entire generation the impression that how you do it on a TV drama is how you do it in real life.

 And so the president calls the senator and the aide listens in and cuts the president off. And things in Washington are more like a novel than life, but a cheap novel, and more like a TV show than life, but a poor and increasingly dark one.