Aaron Sorkin has posted one of the most hateful anti-hunting messages I've seen in a while. As a hunter, I've heard from plenty of people who disagree with my position -- even readers have written me to protest the "senseless murder of animals." But at least they are kind, and nice, and...not like Aaron Sorkin.
In an op-ed on the Huffington Post, the television producer lashed out at Sarah Palin for recently shooting a caribou on her TV show.
"You're right, Sarah, we'll all just go f**k ourselves now," he said in response to Palin telling detractors to save their "condemnation."
He went on:
Like 95% of the people I know, I don't have a visceral (look it up) problem eating meat or wearing a belt. But like absolutely everybody I know, I don't relish the idea of torturing animals. I don't enjoy the fact that they're dead and I certainly don't want to volunteer to be the one to kill them and if I were picked to be the one to kill them in some kind of Lottery-from-Hell, I wouldn't do a little dance of joy while I was slicing the animal apart. ...
So I don't think I will save my condemnation, you phony pioneer girl. (I'm in film and television, Cruella, and there was an insert close-up of your manicure while you were roughing it in God's country. I know exactly how many feet off camera your hair and make-up trailer was.)
And you didn't just do it for fun and you didn't just do it for money. 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.
(Let me be the first to say that I abused cocaine and was arrested for it in April 2001. I want to be the first to say it so that when Palin's Army of Arrogant A**holes, bereft of any reasonable rebuttal, write it all over the internet tomorrow they will at best be the second.)
Come on, Aaron. [Dramatic pause] We all know it was a caribou, not a moose.