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Critical Sarah Palin documentary to make September debut
CBS News ^ | 08/04/11 | Lucy Madison

Posted on 08/04/2011 8:35:27 PM PDT by TomServo

Just months after the Iowa premiere of the pro-Sarah Palin documentary "The Undefeated," the world will get a glimpse of the former Alaska Governor from a different - and likely more critical - cinematic perspective: In September, acclaimed documentary filmmaker Nick Broomfield, who directed "Kurt & Courtney" and "Biggie & Tupac," will debut "Sarah Palin - You Betcha!" at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), which runs from Sept. 8-18.

Unlike the flattering portrait of Palin touted in "The Undefeated," which was made with the former vice presidential candidate's cooperation by a conservative filmmaker, Broomfield's goal was "cracking her story," as a release for the film put it, even though "people are frightened to talk.

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TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events; US: Alaska
KEYWORDS: nickbroomfield; palin; sarahpalin; youbetcha
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1 posted on 08/04/2011 8:35:28 PM PDT by TomServo
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To: TomServo

She’s dumb and Ineluctable anyhow, so why’s anyone on the left wasting time and money making movies about her?


2 posted on 08/04/2011 8:38:50 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: TomServo

Afraid to talk? Afraid of what - of all the worshipful adoration they will get from the MSM, the Beltway Elites and everyone to the Left of John McCain?


3 posted on 08/04/2011 8:42:22 PM PDT by OrangeHoof (Obama: The Dr. Kevorkian of the American economy.)
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To: TomServo

A Worship infomercial vs a hate propaganda piece...

I saw where Ben Stiller has a new movie coming out!


4 posted on 08/04/2011 8:42:28 PM PDT by Artemis Webb (Perry 2012! A Conservative who can win!)
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To: TomServo
Opening in TORONTO?

I bet it fails, should it ever play in theatres in the USA and so it should!

5 posted on 08/04/2011 8:42:41 PM PDT by nopardons
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To: bigbob

Beats me - I honestly don’t think she’s gonna run.


6 posted on 08/04/2011 8:43:43 PM PDT by TomServo
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To: TomServo

Oh yes the old we talked to people who were “frightened “ to talk. Sure guys.


7 posted on 08/04/2011 8:44:36 PM PDT by fkabuckeyesrule
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To: TomServo
More at link

No thanks.

I'd rather weasels rip my flesh than click on a CBS link.

8 posted on 08/04/2011 8:44:55 PM PDT by FreeReign
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To: TomServo

Sigh, get ready for fantasyland and the lies.


9 posted on 08/04/2011 8:45:14 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: bigbob

She certainly is ineluctable.


10 posted on 08/04/2011 8:45:42 PM PDT by steve8714 (Did anyone else note the "Howlin' Commandos" in the Captain America Movie?)
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To: TomServo
Nick Broomfield, who directed "Kurt & Courtney" and "Biggie & Tupac,"

Well that's certainly a relevant resume, if Palin dies in a gangsta rap war or shoots up heroin and blows her brains out.

11 posted on 08/04/2011 8:47:15 PM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: TomServo

...and why do you think she wont run?


12 posted on 08/04/2011 8:47:20 PM PDT by Bigtigermike
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To: TomServo

Watch, the hit piece will succeed only in bringing more attention to the legitimate film, The Undefeated.

Don’t they know yet? This is the way it always turns out with any anti-Palin move.


13 posted on 08/04/2011 8:49:06 PM PDT by reasonisfaith (Or, more accurately--reason serves faith.)
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To: TomServo

More masturbatory material for the leftist and establishment haters... as if there isn’t enough currently around. It’s already on tv/radio/internet 24/7.


14 posted on 08/04/2011 8:49:10 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Amber Lamps !"~~)
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To: TomServo
Does this mean the people on our side are going to make a Movie to counter the HBO Obama love story from last year?
15 posted on 08/04/2011 8:50:17 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (Would you rather live in Obamaville or Palintown?)
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To: bigbob

Yeah. If they think she is so trivial, and can’t win, why go to all this trouble? What are they afraid of.


16 posted on 08/04/2011 8:51:13 PM PDT by tennmountainman
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To: OrangeHoof

>> and everyone to the Left of John McCain? <<

That’s not all THAT many people ;^)


17 posted on 08/04/2011 8:55:03 PM PDT by dangus
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To: OrangeHoof

>> and everyone to the Left of John McCain? <<

That’s not all THAT many people ;^)


18 posted on 08/04/2011 8:55:13 PM PDT by dangus
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To: TomServo

What? Why are they wasting time making slanderous movies about Sarah Palin? She’s not even an announced candidate.

According to the left-wing mantra (heard daily on Free Republic) “she’s not running” and “she can’t win”.

Shouldn’t they be making movies about Mitt? I thought they were scared to death of him </snark>


19 posted on 08/04/2011 8:56:00 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: TomServo

That is quite a compliment.


20 posted on 08/04/2011 9:00:11 PM PDT by Psalm 144 (Voodoo Republicans: Don't read their lips - watch their hands.)
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To: nopardons

It’s a film festival. Nothing else. There will be at most a few showings to the festival type goer. Whether it will open commercially remains to be seen. Part of getting festival showings is to create buzz to get a distributor.


21 posted on 08/04/2011 9:01:03 PM PDT by xp38
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To: TomServo
In September, acclaimed documentary filmmaker Nick Broomfield, ...

Acclaimed?? By who? Never heard of him or his "documentaries."

22 posted on 08/04/2011 9:06:43 PM PDT by CedarDave (For Sarah Palin news and updates, place "Keyword: palin" into your FR sidebar)
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To: bigbob

Leftist Groupthink Template:

I Thou shalt create an illusion of invulnerability shared by most members to foster excessive optimism and encourage extreme risks taking

II Thou shall not allow any member to question the group’s inherent morality, instead members shall be encouraged to ignore the ethical or moral consequences of their decisions

III Thou shalt promote collective efforts to rationalize in order to discount warnings, or other information that might lead members to reconsider their assumptions before they recommit themselves to their assumptions

IV Thou shalt reinforce stereotyped views of enemy leaders as too evil to warrant genuine attempts to negotiate, or as too weak and stupid to counter whatever risky attempts are made to defeat their purpose

V Thou shalt self-censor any deviation from the apparent group consensus, inclining each member to minimize the importance of their doubts and counterarguments

VI Thou shalt create and maintain a shared illusion of unanimity concerning judgement conforming to the majority view

VII Thou shalt apply direct pressure on any member who expresses strong arguments against any of the group’s stereotypes, illusions, or commitments, making clear that this type of dissent is contrary to what is expected of all loyal members

VIII Thou shalt appoint mindguards to protect the group from adverse information that might shatter their shared complacency about the effectiveness and morality of their decisions


23 posted on 08/04/2011 9:07:33 PM PDT by Eddie01
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To: CedarDave

Maybe not acclaimed, but soon to be a Hollywood elitist darling.


24 posted on 08/04/2011 9:08:48 PM PDT by Eddie01
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To: xp38
Yes, I understand that, but still............big whoop; not!

The MSM will trash Palin, praise the film, and almost nobody will go see it.

25 posted on 08/04/2011 9:08:54 PM PDT by nopardons
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To: fkabuckeyesrule

Anyone want to bet that those who were afraid to talk are the same cast of losers and haters that play the same role in anything that is anti-Palin?

Some are mentioned in this article:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2758749/posts


26 posted on 08/04/2011 9:14:47 PM PDT by curth (Sarah Palin: THE Genuine Article - Accept No Cheap Imitation)
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To: TomServo

Nicholas “Nick” Broomfield (born 1948) is an English documentary film-maker. He is the son of Maurice Broomfield, a photographer.

Another factor which contributes to Broomfield’s reputation for controversy is his filmmaking style, which is primarily expository, but contains elements of performative and reflexive documentary styles. He often addresses social issues, for example in Aileen: Life and Death of a Serial Killer he addresses the moral issue of capital punishment and whether it is ethical to sentence a mentally unstable person to death.

Also, when he makes a film he is putting himself out there as much as he is putting his work out there. He makes a film entirely his own by investing his own reputation when he makes risks and pushes boundaries. The ‘voice of God’ narration he uses is reminiscent of a diary entry and he often reflects on events directly to the audience. This is also somewhat rare within the genre of documentary as he is drawing judgement and prompting the audience to do the same, without presenting the topic in an entirely subjective manner. This original style is another reason as to why he is considered to be well known and controversial.


27 posted on 08/04/2011 9:18:54 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: curth

Kurt & Courtney is a 1998 documentary film by Nick Broomfield investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of Kurt Cobain, and allegations of Courtney Love’s involvement in it. The film concludes that there is enough evidence to prove that Cobain was murdered with Courtney’s approval.

As Broomfield investigates the claims surrounding Cobain’s death, his emphasis moves from the conspiracy theories and onto an investigation of Love herself, including an accusation that she supports the suppression of free speech, and her fame after Cobain’s death.

The film was due to play the Sundance Film Festival but Love threatened to sue the festival’s organizers if they screened the film.


28 posted on 08/04/2011 9:22:30 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: bigbob
Plumb, the word is plumb.

How many times I gotta tell you, she's plumb ineluctable!

29 posted on 08/04/2011 9:23:48 PM PDT by Navy Patriot (Holy flippin' crap, Sarah rocks the world!)
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To: Bigtigermike; TomServo
...and why do you think she wont run?

Yeah Tom, why?

Is this just more your desire that she won't run, or do you actually you have some logic to back up your assertion?
30 posted on 08/04/2011 9:25:24 PM PDT by SoConPubbie
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To: TomServo
The MSM & their fellow travelers in the culturati will promote this crockumentary with gusto.
31 posted on 08/04/2011 9:30:32 PM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: Artemis Webb

She has been the target of the media since her arrival on teh scene. They tried to blame her for Tucson. So it stands to reason she fights back and tries to set the record straight. So you take the side if the liberal media. Good to know where you stand comrade.


32 posted on 08/04/2011 10:04:14 PM PDT by toddausauras
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To: TomServo

I love how it cones out in September, the time when she may announce. It’s like they have a little surprise evey month. The emails, now this, etc etc. And we have idiots here at FR that grin like jackals every time a new assault is launched at her. Did you jackals hear her throw the terrorist line back at Obama and co the other night? I guess that doesn’t warrant your approval. Where was your guy or gal on that? Oh, you “haven’t decided” who you back yet. Cowards.


33 posted on 08/04/2011 10:08:31 PM PDT by toddausauras
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To: nopardons

I just pray that it doesn’t make more money then the Undefeated which has made 105,000 dollars. I seriously pray it makes 10 bucks....one viewer. If it makes more than the Undefeated, we will never hear the end of it.


34 posted on 08/04/2011 10:23:36 PM PDT by napscoordinator
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it’s not just the film, there is a full disinformation campaign on all fronts (immigration, taxes, leadership decisions, peronal life, etc.,). they can’t win on their record so it’s search and destroy.

I had one guy telling me that Palin supports McCain’s Amnesty and the dream act while others say she’ll raise taxes (eyes rolling). One reporter on WaPo said Palin was “silent” during the recent debt debate (eyes rolling again). One commenter on another site even said she’s part of the elite establishment (eyes rolling again...ouch).

When she’s on the campaign trail, these things will get asked again, and Palin will answer on her own terms (not McCain’s pre-screened, campaign scripted answers).


35 posted on 08/04/2011 10:29:35 PM PDT by ak267
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To: kcvl; curth; TomServo; dead
Well, if the Sarah Palin hit job is anything like Kurt & Courtney we really have very little to worry about.

Contrary to some opinions posted on this thread, the film isn't the least bit convincing, and it sure as hell isn't entertaining. It's slow, tedious and repetitive even for a documentary. There's about 10 minutes invested in a talentless "singer"/biker dude who clearly doesn't know anything about what happened to Kurt but would like the filmmaker to buy him a six-pack [But he'll settle for a beer.] The two scenes with Cobain's aunt [who really has no theory about how Kurt died] are like watching paint dry and did I mention they're also content-free?

The one worthwhile scene in the movie really has nothing to do with the possible conspiracy theory in KC's death, but it is a hoot, in that the filmmaker reveals the attendees at an ACLU fundraiser honoring Courtney Love for the evil hypocrites they are.

Not much THERE there. Expect the Palin hatchet flick to be the same kind of bilge.

All we really learn from Broomfield's "expose" is that Courtney is a manipulative, vile, beyotch.

36 posted on 08/04/2011 10:34:07 PM PDT by FredZarguna (And we already knew that about Courtney anyway.)
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To: TomServo
Normally, you would ignore a candidate that can't win - why bring more attention to that candidate? The Left is truly unhinged towards Palin. I wonder how hastily this propaganda was thrown together?
37 posted on 08/04/2011 10:43:26 PM PDT by Major Matt Mason (“I must confess, when I see anyone with an Obama 2012 bumper sticker, I recognize them as a threat")
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To: steve8714; bigbob

>>> She certainly is ineluctable.

It’s a very old argument. Such as Thomas Jefferson (inalienable) vs John Adams (unalienable) in the Declaration of Independence.

Adams cheated, he got to the printer.


38 posted on 08/04/2011 10:46:52 PM PDT by tlb
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To: napscoordinator
Who is going to go pay money to see it?

It probably won't even be shown in the USA.

And should it, by some unimaginable fluke, make more than THE UNDEFEATED..............so what? We never seem to hear the end of all the same damned lies,even here, by those who can't stand her.

I've never heard of the film maker, nor of his other two crappy "documentaries". And if Courtney Love could sue to keep it from being shown and win, so can Sarah Palin!

39 posted on 08/04/2011 11:28:44 PM PDT by nopardons
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To: TomServo

YAWN!!


40 posted on 08/04/2011 11:47:00 PM PDT by Sea Parrot (Obama may not be a natural born citizen, but there is no denying that he is a natural born liar.)
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To: TomServo

You hope hey?


41 posted on 08/04/2011 11:48:02 PM PDT by Sea Parrot (Obama may not be a natural born citizen, but there is no denying that he is a natural born liar.)
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To: TomServo

Best line from “The Undefeated” — “Sarah Palin is like a Marine. She doesn’t run from the fight. She runs into the fight.” — Tammy Bruce

She’s running. Take it to the bank. She just hasn’t announced yet.


42 posted on 08/05/2011 5:36:40 AM PDT by webschooner (Government is a disease masquerading as its own cure - Robert LeFevre)
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To: TomServo

All this hate directed at a private citizen.

Can you imagine what they would do against an actual holder of public office?


43 posted on 08/05/2011 5:56:11 AM PDT by MNnice (Showing fresh signs of liberalitis, the strain of the orbital muscles due to excessive eye rolling)
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To: TomServo

“Totally Predictable!”


44 posted on 08/05/2011 6:03:46 AM PDT by Bringbackthedraft (Liberals fight with smear, Conservatives fight with truth. Palin & West team are 2012's dream)
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To: toddausauras

When you’re capable of writing sentences that make sense you’re welcome to try again.


45 posted on 08/05/2011 6:44:01 AM PDT by Artemis Webb (Perry 2012! A Conservative who can win!)
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To: TomServo

I guess that`s why you posted the article


46 posted on 08/05/2011 7:53:00 AM PDT by Friendofgeorge (DID I MENTION...SARAH PALIN OR FLIPPIN BUST)
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To: TomServo

Even if everything the lefty liars said about Sarah Palin was true, she’d still be a trillion times the President Barack Obama is.


47 posted on 08/05/2011 8:10:26 AM PDT by KansasGirl
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To: toddausauras

Someone just told me on another thread she was announcing in the fall of 2012. The media do trash her but the amount of know it all self appointed Palin campaign managers that post here is pathetic.


48 posted on 08/05/2011 10:35:25 AM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (It is possible to both promote Palin and support Bachmann at the same time, ya know.)
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To: TomServo

People are so used to politicians fighting to remain in power no matter what for their own personal political ambitions (see: Weiner, Rangle, etc.) that when a true public servant comes along and has the best interests of their constituents at heart, it looks unusual.

She was a target and her office was hamstrung by the legal attacks (directed from the White House)that were costing the state millions in legal fees and lost productivity.

She recognized that by removing the target (her) the Governor’s office could get back to it’s normal responsibilities.

She had already fulfilled all of her campaign promises and had made such unprecedented reforms the state of Alaska was set on a course of fiscal solvency for decades to come.

Alaska has a $12 Billion dollar surplus now due to the reforms and frugal government she instituted.

Her resignation was a selfless act of courage. She put the people of Alaska ahead of her own personal ambitions, she had already accomplished all she set out to do...and she could have stuck around drawing a salary and milking the system while the state suffered as most typical politicians do, but instead she won a victory against her political enemies and went on to help engender the Republican landslide in 2010.

This is why the left hates her so...she is effective. The fact that they have been reduced to calling her a quitter shows they have noting of substance against her.

She is the exact opposite of a quitter, which they will see very shortly. Soon they will be wishing she would ‘quit’.

I almost feel sorry for them. Not.


49 posted on 08/05/2011 11:00:42 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Gov. Sarah Palin. What'll you do?)
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To: TomServo
“people are frightened to talk [about Palin].”

:-D )))

No, seriously, if that’s not the most absurd thing I’ve read lately, it’s on the short list.

The problem isn’t getting people on either side to talk about Governor Palin, but getting them to shut up.

50 posted on 08/05/2011 11:30:59 AM PDT by RichInOC (Palin 2012: The Perfect Storm.)
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