Skip to comments.WaPo – Sean Penn Movie “Fair Game” Full Of Lies
Posted on 12/05/2010 2:03:36 PM PST by Starman417
During Thanksgiving weekend I went to see the movie REDS with Bruce Willis. Awesome movie and I highly recommend it. But during the trailers they showed the movie FAIR GAME with Sean Penn, supposedly based on the Plame/Wilson affair. I groaned when I saw it.
It appears my groan was warranted. Here is the WaPo: (h/t Dan Riehl)
In fact, "Fair Game," based on books by Mr. Wilson and his wife, is full of distortions - not to mention outright inventions. To start with the most sensational: The movie portrays Ms. Plame as having cultivated a group of Iraqi scientists and arranged for them to leave the country, and it suggests that once her cover was blown, the operation was aborted and the scientists were abandoned. This is simply false. In reality, as The Post's Walter Pincus and Richard Leiby reported, Ms. Plame did not work directly on the program, and it was not shut down because of her identification.
The movie portrays Mr. Wilson as a whistle-blower who debunked a Bush administration claim that Iraq had tried to purchase uranium from the African country of Niger. In fact, an investigation by the Senate intelligence committee found that Mr. Wilson's reporting did not affect the intelligence community's view on the matter, and an official British investigation found that President George W. Bush's statement in a State of the Union address that Britain believed that Iraq had sought uranium in Niger was well-founded.
"Fair Game" also resells the couple's story that Ms. Plame's exposure was the result of a White House conspiracy. A lengthy and wasteful investigation by a special prosecutor found no such conspiracy - but it did confirm that the prime source of a newspaper column identifying Ms. Plame was a State Department official, not a White House political operative.
And as is usual with these liberal vanity pieces the numbers don't look so hot. It cost 22 million to make and since opening one month ago it has taken in 7.3 million domestically and another 5 million worldwide. Receipts continue to fall, down 32% this weekend. This movie will be lucky to get its money back.
Hollywood has a very skewed idea of what the public wants to see when it comes to movies like this. They've sunk mega money into anti-war, anti-Bush movies because they believe the movie going public MUST think like they do in their insulated left leaning world. Rendition, Redacted, In the Valley of Elah, Green Zone....all money losers.
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If WaPo doesn’t like it, it must really be bad.
I loved RED!
About 1,000 of us were hired by the producers as extras. Every day there was a drawing for prizes. In effect, I was playing my father, who was one of the Marines who landed there.
Great. So what did your father think? BTW, I was wrong. I didn’t see that move as a kid ‘cause I wasn’t a kid then anymore. I did a filmography of it just now and saw that Rev. Moon was somehow involved in it. Will see if the local library may have a copy.Would be interested in seeing it.
What no special spy gadgets, no cars with rockets, no wristwatches with high strength wire to swing on, no attache case with hidden gun and knife? No SMERCH? No Goldfinger? Bah, sounds like crap and destined to bomb. What next for Penn, Julius and Ethel Super Spies?
After ASSange’s recent classified document extravaganza, the Wilson/Plame fiasco is like a gnat flying around your face. The commie libs will go see it but that’s about it. Who cares. The Wilson/Plames are sitting on their asses up in Santa Fe sipping designer coffee and waiting for the bucks to roll in. They should have called Penn’s “movie”, “The Seinfeld Game”. The “movie” about nothing.
They remade Reds with Bruce Willis? Or did the writer and Willis go see the communist propaganda Warren Beatty movie, Reds?
Dymnit! I hate Joe Wilson and Valerie Plame!
I went to post a pic of them here and got a virus called “Avtain”!
Beware! of the pic of wilson/plame on “hollywood magazine”
It wiped my laptop out. GRRrrrr!
Wasn’t Joe Wilson himself bragging to anyone who would listen that his wife worked for the CIA?
And the yellow cake uranium used for the Osirak reactor in Iraq that was rightly destroyed by Israel in 1981 was obtained by Iraq from Niger.
Uranium is one of Niger’s leading exports.
It was very legitimate for the intelligence agencies and the Bush Administration to be concerned about this.
Wilson had an ax to grind, his country be damned.
I hate this traitorous leftist!
See post #29
The most important thing about Plame is what she wasn't. She wasn't covered under the legislation protecting agents. The lady that helped Congress write the law, Victoria Toensing, said in public as much. Plame even perjured herself, claiming to be have been a covert CIA agent protected by the law, when in fact she had already been known by Russia and Cuba as a CIA employee. The 'my kid is an honor student at the CIA daycare facility' bumper sticker was a nice touch as well.
As to Wilson, how many remember when he wanted to be Secretary of State under a president John Kerry? Wilson had even linked his web page to Kerry's. Master computer staff at FR 'captured' the lies on both Wilson and Kerry's website before they could be scrubbed and de-linked. If I recall the de-linking was needed because either or both these clowns kept making statements that were easily proven as lies. FR kept the cache.
There is tons more. But it seems to me some background on Wilson was that he was some lowly State employee when the Gulf War was near. I think Ann Coulter said he was the ambassador of bathroom or landscaping. Anyway, everyone had vacated the US Embassy where he was (maybe Iraq). So he drew the straw to deliver some message to the Iraqis. And that allowed to him to enhance his resume to a state of unrecognizeability. Except for the fact that the NYT and other organs of the left gave him cover. Enough to let him call himself 'ambassador.'
Nope, not kidding. I even designed (not built) a device to hold the record and spin it through the solution. Problem is I’ve searched on stuff and there’s too many different solutions. Several are contradictory. I can’t take the chance on damaging any. I took some of the collection to a nearby record dealer (yep, they’re around) and he drooled over them but no real advice.
really liked RED. chalk one up for the geriatrics!
I actually like most of Sean’s work. See most if not all of his movies. I think he is a good actor but of course his political bent stinks!
I think he is like a lot of the Hollywood crowd in just not having he correct infor MOST Of the time & his sources are biased & wrong. AND then he has the showcase of notoriety to give his views to the waiting world
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