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You can’t handle the truth, Barbra Streisand

Yeah, yeah, I know, I wouldn’t have believed it either if you had told me when I started this blog that I’d write several posts in July 2007 about Babs. I mean, the singing Babs as opposed to the hurling …

Mon, Jul 23, 2007, 19:41

   

Yeah, yeah, I know, I wouldn’t have believed it either if you had told me when I started this blog that I’d write several posts in July 2007 about Babs. I mean, the singing Babs as opposed to the hurling Babs. I’ve even learned how to spell her name right without having to resort to Google.

Anyway, Babs. It’s interesting to note that the most popular diva in Co Kildare has a Truth Alerts section on her website.

This is where you can see her very own truth and reconciliation go-to team in action. Here, Ms Streisand’s people take widely reported misconceptions about the singer and set the record straight. They’ve tackled the truth about some posters in London in 1994, an unauthorised biography and the Streisand Foundation’s unfortunate purchase of some Halliburton shares.

Our favourite is this one:

In view of press speculation that there was a political aspect to an incident at one of the recent Ft. Lauderdale performances of the current Barbra Streisand national tour, the star wishes it known that she discovered later that the outburst was in no way political. The man who threw a paper cup with liquid in it onto the stage was actually the guest of someone to whom Streisand had given tickets, a guest who had had one or more too many beers but no political convictions.

But, hold on, there’s NOTHING about her recent schmozzle in Ireland. No polite notice to counteract all the bad press caused by her recent take-the-money-and-fly appearance at Castletown House. No kindly written letter to her fans about the experience of a lifetime which turned out to be nothing of the sort. No memo from Babs about her role in the fiasco.

Well, it’s not good enough. We, the bloggers who’ve had a grand old time of it since last Saturday week, demand action.