Yes, we are all evil, please tell us something we don’t already know.
Robert Redford’s a long-time supporter of the Democratic Party, but he thinks they could stand to learn a thing or two from his profession: Storytelling.
In the latest issue of Outside magazine, the actor and director is asked why “discourse on the environment seems to have regressed in the current political climate.”
“It’s about storytelling,” Redford tells Abe Streep. “The Democratic Party has a good story to tell, but they don’t know how to tell it. And the other side has no story to tell and they tell it loud and clear. People listen to the loud barking dog more than the mewing cat. But one of the advantages of the GOP debate — I’m speaking personally now — as horrible as it is to watch, as horrible as it is to see, at least people who have any sense at all can see, ‘This is what we’re getting? This is what we’re going to get if we elect somebody from that mob? Whoa—’”
The rough words from Redford were enough, it seems, to cause the interview to be cut short. The magazine’s transcript of the interview next reads:
PUBLICIST: Abe, uh, do you need anything before we go?
ROBERT: They’re giving me the hook!