Politico flags an interview Redford conducted with Outside magazine. When asked why the discourse about the environment seems to be heading south, Redford pulled no punches.
“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!