Sarah Palin says she was not in tears after watching 'The Undefeated'
Sarah Palin took to Facebook Wednesday to refute a British tabloid that quoted the National Enquirer which said the former governor wept after watching celebrities from Madonna to Howard Stern criticize her in the documentary "The Undefeated."
Palin and her husband, Todd, were in attendance at the world premiere of the film last month in Iowa.
"An insider told the National Enquirer: 'Sarah was brought to tears and Todd was livid after they saw the movie with a crowd of supporters in Iowa,'" the Daily Mail wrote Wednesday.
Palin responded with a hearty "huh?"
"Obviously we’ve seen our share of media lies, but the latest fabrications circulated take a big slice of the cake. The UK Daily Mail reports that I was 'in tears' as Todd 'rages over Hollywood stars ripping' me in the new film 'The Undefeated.' Huh? Really?" she wrote on her Facebook page.
"The beautiful town of Pella, Iowa, was flooded with an army of media covering the premiere of this film. You’d think someone would have caught those tears and rages on tape, right? Well, here’s a video of the remarks I made at the Pella Opera House right after viewing the film. The emotion clearly displayed was gratitude to the filmmakers who invested their own time and money into highlighting my team’s record in Alaska. Todd and I were overwhelmed with gratitude, and we hope everyone sees this film," the hockey mom wrote.
Houston Press film critic Pete Vonder Haar attended an advance screening in Texas and wrote that viewers, no matter their political stripe, might learn something about Palin from the film.
"I could see a lot of people who loathe Palin come away from 'The Undefeated' grudgingly admitting she must have done some things right in Alaska (a state with a population less than that of Austin, sure, but still). That is, if they can wade through the nonstop imagery of martyrdom: lions feasting on innocent zebras, a knight felled by one of countless arrows (fired by the leftist media, no doubt), a woman's corpse getting dirt thrown in its face," he wrote last week.
The film is expected to be in limited release later this month.
-- Tony Pierce
Photo: A poster advertising the Sarah Palin documentary "The Undefeated" at the film's premiere in Pella, Iowa, on June 28. The documentary traces Palin's rise from mayor of tiny Wasilla, Alaska, to state governor and her rise as John McCain's running mate in 2008. Credit: Brian C. Frank / Reuters.
Andrew Malcolm is on assignment.