The president called Baltimore a "rodent infested mess" where "no human being would want to live." Twitter users beg to differ.
“You’ve affirmed the notion that the press is an alien, untrustworthy cohort,” he said.
HBO has renewed the series led by James Franco and Maggie Gyllenhaal.
David Simon has claimed that the stories in The Wire are or could be true; they derive from journalistic reportage. And The Wire has been adopted as a teaching text in many college classrooms, as a show that engages closely with problems of contemporary U.S. society.
"This story wasn't going away," said David Simon explaining his persistence in making the six-part mini series, Show Me a Hero, he co wrote with William F. Zorzi based on Lisa Belkin's 1999 book.