David Simon @AoDespair

David Simon @AoDespair

Author, journalist, and TV writer/producer. Angriest Man in Television is faint praise indeed.

http://davidsimon.com/

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  • David Simon

    Conviction, wit and clarity from one of our finest dramatists — even as clarity itself is besieged. This, from David, is just brave and blunt and honest.

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  • David Simon

    No longer using any Arabic numerals to own the libs.

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  • David Simon

    Comparing the emotional vernacular by which yet-to-be-mothers are encouraged to conceptualize their yet-to-exist aspirations with the actual legal and biological status of a zygote is the the assholic maneuver here, fucknuts.

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  • David Simon

    Nothing is shocking. He is a reptile. He has a reptile brain. He has a reptilian soul, dignity and ethic. For fuck’s sake, If he swallows a baby whole, you can no longer progress shock.

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  • David Simon

    Regrettably for you analysis, the legal precedence will not be established on the basis of who can justify himself as a “journalist.” That isn’t at issue. Only the overt act will be addressed in precedent.

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  • David Simon

    The NYT and WPost and a grateful nation beg to differ, circa 1970. And would that Scotty Reston have gone ahead and preempted the Bay is Pigs, lives would have been saved. Classified info is grist for every national security reporter.

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  • David Simon

    Wrecking press safeguards on the ad hominem is disastrous. Bad journalism is what often results in bad law; one is used to justify the other. That’s the case here.

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  • David Simon

    Too late then. That’s what a legal precedent means.

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  • David Simon

    In a functional United States with working, lower-case republican forms, this alone — never mind all of the other raw grifting — is illegal and impeachable.

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  • David Simon

    Thread. If Wilson’s abrupt departure in any way relates to her affidavit, Baltimore’s new police commissioner has heedlessly impaired himself.

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  • David Simon

    Directors, producer, production designer clustered around video monitors tonight in the back of a diner in lower Manhattan. Yes, it’s true. “The Deuce” is officially in the toilet.

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  • David Simon

    Fuck you for anonymous trollbottery.

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  • Tom Nichols

    The President of the United States just sent out a doctored video of the Speaker of the House. With the exception of a lone congressman, not one Republican has, or is going to, lift a finger to stop this madness. There are no patriots left in the leadership of the GOP.

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  • David Simon

    Bad distinction. Non-sensical in fact. Plenty of first-rate journalism is published online. Plenty of first-rate journalists have just cause to publish that which can be said to be government secrets.

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  • David Simon

    Disagree entirely. The legal precedent created won't hinge on how "journalist" is defined. Only on the overt act itself.

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  • David Simon

    It doesn't matter. The legal precedent created won't hinge on how journalist is defined. Only on the overt act itself.

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  • David Simon

    It doesn't matter. The legal precedent created won't hinge on how journalist is defined. Only on the overt act itself.

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