Three Times Aaron Sorkin Has Been Mean

Aaron Sorkin—the walk-and-talk auteur behind liberal fantasies The West Wing and The Newsroom (as well as Sports Night)—has a problem with the Huffington Post: He thinks it's too mean.

"I don't think we're very nice to each other anymore," Asawin Suebsaeng quoted Sorkin as saying at a recent event. "There's just too much money to be made and too much fun to be had laughing at somebody else fail. And that's become okay. … The homepage of the Huffington Post. ‘13 Epic #Fails.'"

It was, in typical Sorkin fashion, less of a fully fleshed out thought than the gesture at a fully fleshed out thought. It was, also, deeply ironic, as Sorkin himself is an unpleasant person who is frequently mean to people. Here are three times that Aaron Sorkin has...

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Aug 22nd 2013
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