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Susan Sarandon reveals she was denied security clearance at the White House, Michael Moore thinks phone tapping has occurred in the U.S.

By Gina DiFalco,
Michael Moore and Susan Sarandon arrive to the "Tribeca Talks Directors Series" where they will speak during the Tribeca Film Festival held at the Borough of Manhattan Community College on April 22, 2012 in New York City. UPI /Monika Graff.

Susan Sarandon and Michael Moore spoke with each other and the audience for 75 minutes at an event sponsored by the Tribeca Film Festival on Sunday.

During the conversation, the liberals spoke candidly about possibly being under watch by the federal government.

When they were asked if they thought they were “under surveillance,” Sarandon said she knew she was as "I've gotten my file twice under the Freedom of Information Act," The Huffington Post reports.

The veteran actress then revealed that she had once been denied a security clearance for the White House.

The Daily Beast reports that Sarandon also said during the Q&A, “I’ve had my phone tapped.”

That commented prompted Moore to say, “I’ll make a prediction about the phone hacking thing and Murdoch,” adding that not only will it be discovered that Britain is guilty of it but, “It’s going to be discovered that it’s been going on here” as well.

Meanwhile, Moore, creator of such documentaries as Fahrenheit 911 and Capitalism: A Love Story, said he was once the target of a "disinformation campaign.”

“I was told this by some people in the Bush administration. They went bonkers when Fahrenheit came out and thought it would throw the election to Kerry.”

He added, "The reason I'm a poster boy on Fox News and Rush Limbaugh is because my films reach a large group of people in the middle, not just on the left."

Moore also revealed that he hated the Davis Guggenheim-created documentary Waiting for Superman.

"The point I was left with with Waiting for Superman was that teachers and their unions are the problem, and they are not the problem,” he proclaimed.

 

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