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Aaron Sorkin: everybody has a voice — the thing is, everybody’s voice oughtn’t be equal

Sorkin, who created and wrote 88 episodes of The West Wing and films like The American President, wrote the screenplay for The Social Network the story Mark Zuckerberg and the founding of Facebook.

Sorkin saw that the Facebook saga was the speeded -up version of nearly every business narrative: In just five years Facebook went from a dorm room prank to a global brand worth billions. In that story was the foundation for an even larger, classically American subject — what you lose when you win.

Even thought Sorkin is not a fan of bloggers he wanted to do the project. Bloggers attacked his last TV show, Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip, in 2007, and he questioned their credentials, saying: “everybody has a voice — the thing is, everybody’s voice oughtn’t be equal...nothing has done more to make us dumber or meaner than the anonymity of the Internet.”

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