Aaron Sorkin creator of the successful television series “The West Wing” and screenwriter of the hot Facebook movie, “The Social Network” is the latest to express revulsion at Sarah Palin’s reality show, in which she guns down and guts a caribou on air.
He called the former Republican vice presidential candidate “deranged” and scolded The Learning Channel for airing the footage, saying it should be “ashamed” of itself.
Sorkin also took issue with what he called Palin’s “snotty quote” on her Facebook page, i.e., “Unless you’ve never worn leather shoes, sat upon a leather chair or eaten meat, save your condemnation,” she wrote.
“You’re right, Sarah, we’ll all just go fu*k ourselves now,” he responded in a blog posting on the Huffington Post.
“The snotty quote was posted by Sarah Palin on (like all the great frontier women who’ve come before her) her Facebook page to respond to the criticism she knew and hoped would be coming after she hunted, killed and carved up a Caribou during a segment of her truly awful reality show, ‘Sarah Palin’s Alaska,’ broadcast on The-Now-Hilariously-Titled Learning Channel,” Sorkin wrote.
“I eat meat, chicken and fish, have shoes and furniture made of leather, and PETA is not ever going to put me on the cover of their brochure and for these reasons Palin thinks it’s hypocritical of me to find what she did heart-stoppingly disgusting.
“I don’t think it is, and here’s why,” he added.
He said the issue isn’t about eating meat or wearing leather clothing, but “the idea of torturing animals.”
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,” he asserted.