Dueling Headlines

Eventually we will find out how the Sarah Palin documentary, The Undefeated, performs, but early returns on its debut were diverse, to say the least. Palin remains a polarizing figure, especially in the news media.

Yahoo News headlines: “Big Opening for ‘The Undefeated’ Has Implications for Possible Palin Presidential Run.”

[B]y all accounts, “The Undefeated,” the Sarah Palin biop, which was placed in limited release in ten screens across the country, did surprisingly well. … Gateway Pundit reports similar sellout or near sell out crowds seeing “The Undefeated” in Georgia, Orange Country, California, Houston, Orlando, and other markets.

The Atlantic headlines: “Sarah Palin Movie Debuts to Empty Theater in Orange County.”

It isn’t strictly accurate to say that I sat through the whole movie alone [in Orange County]. Just as the previews started, two young women walked in giggling together and took seats three rows behind me. Afraid that they’d ruined the only story I had at that point — What If Sarah Palin Starred in a Movie and No One Showed Up? — I hoped they’d at least oblige me with an interview, and so they did.

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