Alan Dershowitz Mocked Over Missing Martha’s Vineyard Invites

Lawyer says he’s been shunned by “some of my old friends on Martha’s Vineyard” in column for The Hill

Last Updated: July 3, 2018 @ 11:13 AM

TV legal pundit Alan Dershowitz was widely mocked on Twitter after penning a column last week for The Hill about the decline of political civility in the Trump era — which included a complaint that his wealthy Martha’s Vineyard neighbors are shunning him for his defense of Donald Trump.

“That is all some people need to know to make judgments about you. I know this because I have experienced this firsthand on Martha’s Vineyard,” wrote Dershowitz, whose upcoming book “The Case Against Impeaching Trump” is due this month.

“I am a liberal Democrat in politics… but that is not good enough for some of my old friends on Martha’s Vineyard. For them, it is enough that what I have said about the Constitution might help Trump. So they are shunning me and trying to ban me from their social life on Martha’s Vineyard,” he continued.

Not quite the intense drama of “The People vs. O.J. Simpson,” where Dershowitz was played by Evan Handler. But if he expected sympathy, he received the opposite on Twitter.

Some noted that in his column, Dershowitz talks about protesters confronting Trump officials without discussing what is being protested:

Others focused on the Martha’s Vineyard aspect:

Others commented on the lack of perspective relative to other forms of incivility:

And of course, there’s this deep cut reference to Dershowitz’s best-selling book “Reversal of Fortune” (adapted for a 1990 film in which he was played by Ron Silver).

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