In an effort to give Americans a fuller, more nuanced view of the problems facing the nation with drug addiction & enforcing our prohibition on everything that’s not alcohol, Eric Holder said: “I want to speak directly to Mr. Burns and Mr. Simon: Do another season of The Wire. That’s actually at a minimum. … If you don’t do a season, do a movie. We’ve done HBO movies, this is a series that deserves a movie. I want another season or I want a movie. I have a lot of power, Mr. Burns and Mr. Simon.”
David Simon: “The Attorney-General’s kind remarks are noted and appreciated. I’ve spoken to Ed Burns and we are prepared to go to work on season six of The Wire if the Department of Justice is equally ready to reconsider and address its continuing prosecution of our misguided, destructive and dehumanising drug prohibition.” It’s “nothing more or less than a war on our underclass.”
I do enjoy the Reuters headline Attorney General orders more episodes of the “The Wire”, or a movie.