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Susan Sarandon Says U.S. Govt. Tapped Her Phone

Susan Sarandon 2 by David ShankboneNo doubt she’s also been spending a lot of time with tax auditors and otherwise enjoying the various but dubious attentions of her government. Via CBS News:

Actress Susan Sarandon says her phone has been tapped by the government, and that she was recently denied security clearance to visit the White House but does not know why.

The actress made the comments during a Q&A session with filmmaker Michael Moore on Sunday at a Tribeca Film Festival event in New York.

“I’ve gotten my [FBI] file twice,” Sarandon said, according to the Los Angeles Times. “I know my phone was tapped. If they’re not surveilling you, then everyone else has cameras on phones.” She added, “I was denied security clearance to go to the White House [next week], and I don’t know why.”

Moore, who’s made films including “Fahrenheit 9/11,” “Sicko” and “Capitalism: A Love Story,” also chimed in: “I never think about it.

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Political Power Couple Susan Sarandon & Tim Robbins Split

On Zennie Abraham's SF Gate blog:
When I read that Susan Sarandon and Tim Robbins separated after 23 years together, my thoughts immediately turned to their two decades of liberal political activism. The Democratic power couple was particularly active during the 2008 Presidential Campaign. Here's Susan Sarandon talking about Sarah Palin at Boston University in September 2008, when she says that Palin's views are "worrying" and would set the woman's movement back. She also quoted actor Ed Harris, who said Palin "would be a really large footnote in the annals of moose hunting". Saradon also expresses her thoughts on the media's coverage of politics.
Tim Robbins was no less involved in political commentary and activism. In this video originally provided by CrooksandLiars.com, Robbins appears on Real Time with Bill Maher and really gets after Steve Hayes, who tried to claim a connection between al-Queda and Saddam Hussein...
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