'Newsroom's' Sorkin Co-Hosting Obama Fundraiser

'Newsroom's' Sorkin Co-Hosting Obama Fundraiser

Screenwriter Aaron Sorkin told the press in the run up to the debut of “The Newsroom” that he wasn’t known for his partisan content.

It’s the kind of line that could cause milk to shoot from one’s nose.

Sorkin is the ultimate partisan, from his Democrat wish fulfillment series “The West Wing” to his demonization of conservative star Sarah Palin at The Huffington Post. And even a casual glance at his new HBO series reveals a rigorous left-of-center bent.

Now, Sorkin is burnishing his liberal bona fides by co-hosting a new fundraiser for President Barack Obama.

President Obama is hitting Connecticut Monday to try to wrangle some big checks from the Nutmeg State’s well-heeled residents, and he’s using some major movie business figures to help him make the pitch. “The Dark Knight Rises” star Anne Hathaway and “The Social Network” screenwriter are billed as co-hosts of a fundraiser at the Westport home of movie mogul Harvey Weinstein, according to the Hartford Courant.