“Freedom of speech means you can say whatever you want. What you can’t do is lie and then expect not to be accountable for it.”
Anyone spring to mind when you hear those words? Perhaps a certain rabble-rouser who’s seized far too much of our national attention throughout the past year?
In this case, they’re the dramatized words of Deborah Lipstadt, an American historian played by Rachel Weisz in the new movie “Denial.” Lipstadt had to defend her work in an English court when a bloviating Holocaust denier sued her for libel, saying Lipstadt had no proof of Hitler’s mass slaughter.
The Huffington Post has an exclusive “Denial” clip that’s all too Trumpian for our liking. Lipstadt gets a galvanizing moment to remind people that not all opinions are equal, just like we expect Hillary Clinton will in November. Watch below. “Denial,” directed by Mick Jackson (”Temple Grandin”), is now in theaters.