Let's be real here. This show is Sorkin's little soapbox. It's entertaining and idealistic enough to keep me interested despite the lack of perspective and depth. Like a plot hole in a story, I roll my eyes at the flaws and let it go, remembering that it's just the political opinions and characterizations of a few writers and producers portrayed through the fictional universe of a group of journalists -- not a real news program. It's entertainment. It's interesting and at times quite thoughtful, but it's still entertainment. Anyone can create a fictional universe that plays into their political and ideological preconceptions. Like a loaded question, it's best not to take them too seriously.