If Kurt Sutter was reading this post, he'd probably say that getting news from Twitter shouldn't count as news. Yet, in this case, it sorta does: Sutter, the creator of Sons of Anarchy, has quit Twitter.
"My exit from Twitter was quite simple and, c'mon, let's face it, pretty fucking obvious -- I'm a guy desperately in need of buffers," Sutter wrote on his blog. Though having buffers isn't the only reason Sutter left the social media giant (he was chastised in recent days for blaming Matthew Weiner and Mad Men for the AMC budgetary problems on Breaking Bad and The Killing). Sutter feels the entire conceit speaks to a larger issue.
"[T]he whole Twitter phenomenon is really indicative of what's happening in this country. And I say this in condemnation of myself as much as anyone else -- we are growing into a nation that has no time, desire or capacity for truth. All we can handle is 140 characters of knowledge. Headlines, spin, soundbites. We want other people to tell us what we should think. It's just cleaner and easier that way. Awareness, compromise and understanding are no longer tools in our social toolkit. And clearly the haters outweigh the lovers. How can they not, when pain-peddlers like TMZ and Radar thrive while community-based newspapers and time-honored periodicals crumble. America is dying of a broken heart. And we all sit on the sidelines, eat ourselves into obesity and wonder what celebrity fucked their dog today."
That's one way to put it.