US politician Sarah Palin described her Hollywood critics as “full of hate” following the world premiere of her new documentary The Undefeated in Iowa last night.

Film-maker Stephen K Bannon’s hagiographical portrayal of Sarah Palin opens with several minutes of footage in which various well-known figures in film and US television offer scathing, often expletive-ridden verdicts on the former Alaska governor and darling of the American right, who is said to be weighing up a tilt at the US presidency next year. Their angry comments are interspersed with news footage of an effigy of Palin being hanged. Among those to be represented are Matt Damon (who likens Palin to “a really bad Disney movie”), Madonna, comic Bill Maher and talk-show hosts David Letterman and Howard Stern.

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