Saturday, September 10, 2005

In Film News...

...Leni Riefenstahl's documentary on the life of Mother Theresa is released:

Say what you like- she made the lepers run on time

5 comments:

Debbie said...

Mother Theresa rocks!!!!!!

weasel said...

Rocked. And yes, if you liked doctrinaire egotistical Albanians at odds with real world challenges like MT, you would have loved former Stalinist dictator Enver Hoxa. MT was about as holy as Pat Robertson- she just had better PR people.

Christopher Hitchens makes some pungent arguments against the good mother in this interview (its a recap of many of his long-form bits on the Fraud of Calcutta). And don't get me started on that fraud Princess Diana....

Debbie said...

I am the queen of bad judgment of character

weasel said...

I understand that she also had a cable show on Wednesdays.

Don't be too hard on yourself- as Hitchens points out nobody in the media wanted to take her on. A deranged octogenarian virgin just fitted too well with their concept of charity (the fact that she implicitly blamed the poor for their own fate suited their corporate and political masters too).

rps said...

Not to mention, what has Mother T. done for the New Orleans flood victims? Why does she hate the good old U.S. of A.?

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