Sorkin slams ‘deranged, phony’ hunter Sarah Palin
Epic rant eviscerates Palin’s ‘truly awful reality show’ – and plays right into her hands
Aaron Sorkin has eviscerated "deranged" former Alaska governor Sarah Palin and her "truly awful reality show", accusing her of being the first person to murder a moose for political gain.
Palin caused heated debate among animal lovers and hunters alike when she was seen shooting (badly) and eventually killing a caribou in an episode of Sarah Palin's Alaska on Sunday.
Liberals and animal lovers attacked Palin for obvious reasons, while hunters questioned her shooting credentials after it took her five attempts to bring the animal down.
Clearly anticipating the howls of liberal protest, Palin wrote on her Facebook account prior to broadcast:
"Tonight's hunting episode of Sarah Palin's Alaska 'controversial'? Really? Unless you've never worn leather shoes, sat upon a leather couch or eaten a piece of meat, save your condemnation of tonight's episode. I remain proudly intolerant of anti-hunting hypocrisy. :)"
Sorkin, the screenwriter of The West Wing and The Social Network, hit back in what can only be described as an 'epic flame' on the Huffington Post: "I eat meat, chicken and fish, have shoes and furniture made of leather.
"I'm able to make a distinction between you and me without feeling the least bit hypocritical. I don't watch snuff films and you make them. You weren't killing that animal for food or shelter or even fashion, you were killing it for fun."
Forgetting in the heat of the moment that politicians are well-known for pretending to be hunters to get votes, Sorkin goes on:
"That was the first moose ever murdered for political gain. You knew there'd be a protest from Peta and you knew that would be an opportunity to hate on some people, you witless bully.
"What a uniter you'd be - bringing the right together with the far right."
Sorkin also brings his experience as a screenwriter to bear, pointing out that, given the quality of Palin's manicure during the hunt, this "phony pioneer girl" was more than likely mere feet away from her make-up trailer while "roughing it in God's country".
But sadly, as eloquent as Sorkin's rant is, there is only one winner here. The story has taken the internet by storm – and given Sarah Palin exactly the 'controversy' she was looking for.
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