The Angriest Man In Television. Bowden emphasizes no matter how realistic The Wire is, it should not be confused with journalism. He also defends some of the people creator David Simon demonizes on his show and in the press. In essence the show succeeds in painting a portrait on some aspects of life in Baltimore but Bowden argues contradictory elements have been left out to create a more coherent story and message. Reporters don’t get to pick their facts.