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Aaron Sorkin: I never said the Huffington Post ‘sucks’

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Chris Matthews featured an interview he had with HBO director Aaron Sorkin defying the notion that he ever said that the left-leaning Huffington Post “sucks.”

The story and headline was featured at a similar left-leaning site Mother Jones.

“I certainly did not say that,” Sorkin said in his interview with Matthews aired on Thursday afternoon. “The headline writer didn’t take me out of context, the headline writer didn’t exaggerate, the headline writer lied.”

Sorkin stated on camera that he wanted to make sure that founder Arianna Huffington and the entire Huffington Post staff understood that he loved the website.

“I did never and would never say that,” Sorkin said.

According to Matthews report, Mother Jones Washington bureau chief David Corn informed him that their editors had retracted the headline.

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