Palin’s mut­ton­head movie pat­ter

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - NEWS -

Through­out its long his­tory, Reel News has ded­i­cated it­self to im­par­tial­ity and open-mind­ed­ness. We are merely the con­duit through which news passes. But, god help us, Sarah Palin re­ally is a tool, is she not?

The for­mer Gover­nor of Alaska’s lat­est stream of gib­ber­ish con­cerns the new film from Phillip Noyce. Adapted from a hit Young Adult novel, The Giver stars Jeff Bridges, Tay­lor Swift and Meryl Streep in . . . well, let’s al­low Sarah to ex­plain. “The Giver de­picts a so­ci­ety where the gov­ern­ment has grown well be­yond an anti-state,” she said. “The gov­ern­ment in

I pity the crim­i­nals to­day Mr T turns up for jury duty in Chicago

the movie lim­its ev­ery as­pect of life – where to live, what to wear, what to eat, who to marry – to make a so­ci­ety that doesn’t have pain or risk, sup­pos­edly, to cre­ate some kind of utopia. Sound familiar?”

As if the im­pli­ca­tion were not pound­ingly clear she goes on to ex­plain Mr Obama’s cur­rent gov­ern­ment was “all too ea­ger to take away our free­dom”.

The last time I met Mr Noyce, he came across as the most im­pec­ca­bly left- wing of Aus­tralians. Ms Streep is a stal­wart of the Demo­cratic Party.

How­ever were they ca­joled into this slice of right-wing pro­pa­ganda? Oh, for heaven’s sake.

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