London, Dec 9 (ANI): West Wing creator Aaron Sorkin has accused Sarah Palin, a contender for 2012 Republican presidential nomination, of shooting an animal on national television 'for political gain'.
Sorkin, writer of the recent Facebook movie 'The Social Network', also accused the Fox News contributor of making a 'snuff film' after the latest episode of Palin's 'Alaska' featured the politician going hunting with her father and shooting a caribou, reports the Guardian.
He was responding to a post on Palin's Facebook page in which the former Governor of Alaska reacted to criticism of Sunday's episode by accusing her detractors of hypocrisy: "Unless you've never worn leather shoes, sat upon a leather chair or eaten meat, save your condemnation".
He described Palin as 'deranged', a 'witless bully' and a 'phony pioneer girl'.
"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," Sorkin wrote in an incendiary comment piece posted on the Huffington Post website on Wednesday.
"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," he added.
"And you didn't just do it for fun and you didn't just do it for money. That was the first moose [sic] 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," said the Hollywood screenwriter.
Sorkin said he could not make a distinction between what Palin got paid to do in her show and 'what Michael Vick went to prison for doing'.
Vick is an American football player convicted three years ago on dog-fighting charges.
Sorkin also said the US cable network 'The Learning Channel' should be ashamed of itself for broadcasting her 'truly awful reality show'. (ANI)