If you haven't seen Aaron Sorkin repeating himself, then you haven't seen Shakespeare the way it was meant to be done.
Sorkin's new series, "The Newsroom,"premiered on HBO on Sunday to good ratings and rotten reviews. And though he's been on a career high for a year now (he finally won an Oscar to go alongside his Emmys last year), even longtime fans may be cooling on the prolific writer's way with words.
Best example? The current viral hit "Sorkinisms," which has been working its away around the Internet since Monday. Sorkin fan Kevin T. Porter claims the "supercut" isn't intended as a critique but as a "playful excursion through Sorkin's wonderful world of words." But video evidence is pretty damning: It's painfully apparent that Sorkin has been cribbing from his own work (and bizarrely, Tom Hanks' 1993 Oscar acceptance speech) for some time.