Former Speaker of the US House of Representatives and wannabe Republican Party 2012 presidential nominee Newt Gingrich has tweeted something stupid. He’s obviously been hitting up the Redbox or something, as he’s taken to reviewing films on Twitter. The Gerard Butler action movie London Has Fallen in particular, which is about terrorists attacking the British capital. Newt’s review:
Now, nothing against Gerard Butler action movies. They can be a lot of fun if you’re just chilling on a Sunday with some pizza. But they are pretty much not something you should base your political discourse on. Especially if you are a very high ranking political figure like Gingrich is.
Very quickly people, especially British people, who actually live in the country and realised that the film wasn’t very realistic, were quick to rip Gingrich. In particular, they wanted to highlight what other films also offered #soberingwarnings.