Sarah Palin blasts Hollywood stars at movie premiere

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, left, greets a child in downtown Pella, Iowa on Tuesday, June 28, 2011, before attending the first public screening of "The Undefeated," a documentary about her rise in politics. Palin said Tuesday she's still thinking about whether to run for president, dismissing a comment from her daughter that she'd already made up her mind. (AP Photo/Ryan J. Foley) Ryan J. Foley

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, left, greets a child in downtown Pella, Iowa on Tuesday, June 28, 2011, before attending the first public screening of "The Undefeated," a documentary about her rise in politics.
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(CBS) Sarah Palin blasted Hollywood stars as being "full of hate" after the premiere of "The Undefeated," a documentary about the former Alaska governor and vice presidential candidate.

The first 10 minutes of the film features a montage of some of those stars - Matt Damon, David Letterman, Madonna, Howard Stern, Bill Maher and Louis C.K. among them - maligning Palin, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

"What would make someone be so full of hate?" she asked THR when they caught up with her after the screening. She told them it was the first time she had seen much of that footage.

"It kind of takes you back," she said. "It makes you want to reach out to some of these folks and say, 'What's your problem?' And what was the problem? And what is the problem?"

Palin added, "What would make a celebrity, like you saw on screen, so hate someone that they'd seek their destruction, their death, the death of their children? What would make someone be so full of hate and, I guess, a sense of being threatened that they would want to see that person destroyed?"

The documentary, according to THR, opens with the celebrity montage and then moves to footage of Palin as a child. Then, it focuses on her time as Alaska's governor and her selection as John McCain's running mate for the 2008 election.

About 340 people attended the screening, the report says, and Palin joined them and 700 more guests for a barbeque afterwards.

When THR asked her if she would defend herself against future celebrity barbs, Palin responded: "I think the movie does that for me. But you know, there's never really a venue that absolutely lets somebody set the record straight. I mean, there are so many false narratives about me, about Todd, about our kids, about my record, about my team that has worked so hard together, that there's never gonna be a way to absolutely set the record straight."

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