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Game Change movie charts Palin's 2008 election campaign.

4:40 pm - 03/10/2012
The story of how unknown Alaskan governor Sarah Palin became a household name in 2008's US election has been made into a film.

Game Change stars Julianne Moore as the former vice-presidential candidate and "hockey mom".

However, the real Mrs Palin has denounced the movie as "Hollywood lies".

Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-17323606

OP: What is it with Hollywood? Instead of movies about inspirational women like the Suffragettes or Mother Theresa they give us Sarah "I can see Russia and their death panels from here" Palin and Maggie "what the hell do we need a steel / coal / manufacturing industry for?" Thatcher.
evilgmbethy 10th-Mar-2012 10:45 pm (UTC)
a few months ago I had to tell my mother the truth about Mother Theresa and I think I broke her heart. But still. Hitchens might have been kind of a dick, but he was right about Mother Theresa.
celtic_thistle 10th-Mar-2012 10:53 pm (UTC)
Hitchens bugged the hell out of me for many reasons but he was spot on re: Mother Theresa. It's unfortunate that more people don't realize how creepy she was.
theguindo 11th-Mar-2012 01:23 am (UTC)
This is the first time I've heard anything negative about Mother Theresa D= what did she do?
romp 11th-Mar-2012 01:34 am (UTC)
just to whet your appetite--this doesn't go into her underuse of pain killers because she felt suffering brought the dying closer to Christ
theguindo 11th-Mar-2012 02:00 am (UTC)
omg D= especially the part about the hospices she ran. Wow. That is seriously fucked up.
evilgmbethy 11th-Mar-2012 02:23 am (UTC)

short info there. but basically, her hospices were horribly maintained, the patients dying there received minimal care, including pain relief, because Mother Teresa thought that suffering brought them closer to Christ. She got a little friendly with some dictators. She was vehemently anti-choice AND anti-birth control. She raised money but didn't use it to improve the quality of life in her hospices, instead opened more substandard hospices. Some of the people who went there had treatable conditions, and should not have died, but treatment was rarely given.
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