Aaron Sorkin Definitely Made a Show About Keith Olbermann


The script for Aaron Sorkin’s new HBO pilot, as of yet untitled, has been obtained by Flash, the gossip desk at News Corp.’s iPad newspaper The Daily, corroborating rumors that Keith Olbermann’s ego will indeed be growing soon. Sorkin, who allegedly spent time studying both Olbermann and Chris Matthews, calls his cable news host Will McCallister, the host of a show called News Night, which leads his network’s ratings, ruling Matthews out as the main inspiration. “Are you telling me bin Laden is a nicer guy to work for than I am?” the McCallister character asks in a Olbermannian bout of hyperbole. Get the full scoop from The Daily, even if you don’t have an iPad, HBO or Current TV.

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