December 9th, 2010
12:04 PM ET
Hopefully, Sarah Palin wasn't fishing for compliments when she went caribou hunting on a recent episode of "Sarah Palin's Alaska."
In a blog on the Huffington Post yesterday, screenwriter Aaron Sorkin called the former governor of Alaska "deranged" and told TLC, which airs Palin's reality show, that it should be ashamed of itself.
Though Palin had already said of the hunting episode, "Unless you’ve never worn leather shoes, sat upon a leather couch or eaten a piece of meat, save your condemnation,” that didn't stop Sorkin.
"Like 95% of the people I know, I don't have a visceral (look it up) problem eating meat or wearing a belt," he wrote. "But like absolutely everybody I know, I don't relish the idea of torturing animals."
More importantly, he told Palin, "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. You enjoy killing animals."
"The Social Network" writer, who referred to Palin as a "phony pioneer girl," also accused her of killing caribou 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," he wrote. "What a uniter you'd be - bringing the right together with the far right."
In response, TLC told CNN that they have "no comment" to Sorkin's post.
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