As “West Wing” creator Aaron Sorkin accepted an award named for Paddy Chayefsky on Sunday, he sounded like one of the “Network” screenwriter’s characters: He was mad as hell at President Donald Trump and not gonna take it any more.
He urged a room filled with Writers Guild of America writers — “old and young, black and white, gay and straight, wealthy and struggling, and yes, liberal and conservative,” he said — to write stories that will change the state of the country.
“The most powerful delivery system ever invented for an idea is a story,” he said.
Sorkin was introduced by Jeff Daniels, star of Sorkin’s “The Newsroom,” as he received the Paddy Chayefsky Laurel Award for Television Writing Achievement at the Writers Guild Awards on Sunday.
“We’ve been told that as coastal elites we’re something less than real Americans and that we’re out of touch,” the “Few Good Men” writer began.
“If you find it mind-boggling that living and working in the two largest cities in America makes you less than a real American, you are not the one who’s out of touch,” he said.