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Top 10 Lies of HBO's 'Game Change'
breitbart ^ | 3/11/12 | Stacy Drake

Posted on 03/11/2012 8:33:06 PM PDT by Nachum

Defenders of HBO's "Game Change" have fought back against those who criticize the politically charged film as a two-hour attack on Sarah Palin. They claim that unless a person has watched it in its entirety, they cannot judge its content or the people involved with the project.

Well, I've seen the entire movie, so don't mind me while I go ahead and judge this piece of high-dollar propaganda.

"Game Change" is pretty easy to deconstruct. At its core, it's a left-wing project designed to make one of their most hated political enemies toxic. They used people with an axe to grind to legitimize the story they want viewers to believe and help push their agenda. They also have no problem lying.

Honestly, it was difficult to narrow down this list because there were so many fabrications and distortions throughout the film, but here are the top ten lies produced by HBO.

Lie #10: HBO released a defensive statement to the press along with screeners of the film saying the project "is a balanced portrayal of the McCain/Palin campaign." Having seen the movie in its entirety, I can say that that statement is beyond absurd. There was nothing "balanced" about the story they told. As someone who has studied Palin's career for years, I can say that I didn't even recognize the person sold as "Governor Palin," here played by Julianne Moore.

Beyond the grotesque character assassination, there is a heavy partisan imbalance at work. "Game Change" portrays most Republicans in a bad light -- everyone minus Steve Schmidt (Woody Harrelson), Nicolle Wallace (Sarah Paulson), Mark Wallace (Ron Livingston), and Chris Edwards (Larry Sullivan). One character refers to former Vice President Dick Cheney as "Darth Vader," while the McCain/Palin rallies depict unhinged men yelling "terrorist" and "he's a Muslim" at the

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KEYWORDS: change; game; hbos; lies

1 posted on 03/11/2012 8:33:14 PM PDT by Nachum
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From “Technopeasant” (C4P site)

So if Sarah Palin is NOT running in 2012 and Obama intends to turn the 2012 election into a repeat of 2004, where polarized politics dominate the political landscape without a viable 3rd party movement, why is Obama and the Left still on a search and destroy mission regarding Sarah Palin?

a) Because they don’t like surprises. Sarah Palin could jump into the GOP presidential primaries at a moment’s notice in regulation time and change the entire political landscape. They simply won’t believe the conventional wisdom that she is not running.

b) To prevent her from having the credibility she had in 2010 to maximize white conservative voter turnout down-ballot which would help the GOP regain the Senate and might spill over into helping Romney win by a nose. The purpose of Game Change was to NOT to mock Palin personally but to make her less attractive as a political spokesperson advocating issues and to make her less effective in motivating conservatives to vote in 2012? Who’s going to listen to a “crazy lady” who no longer has any political credibility?

c) And as a follow-up to (b) to convince Team Romney it would be wise to tell Palin to stay in Alaska during the course of the general election, to deem her persona non grata, and if they ask her to help Romney during the campaign, they risk being publicly humiliated by their association with a “crazy woman” and having their poll numbers drop as a result. The media will reinforce this argument big time and as Romney is risk averse, I see him complying with this narrative. Palin will therefore not speak at the convention.

d) To prevent Romney or any GOP presidential nominee from choosing Palin as his VP.

e) With Palin out of the picture, it becomes way more likely Romney will become the GOP standard-bearer in 2012.

f) And in the spirit of what I wrote downthread, Team Obama wants the 2012 election not to be about issues. With Sarah Palin on the campaign trail, that would be unavoidable, even if she only spoke on behalf of Congressional or Senate candidates.

g) And finally, Team Obama wants Palin to be treated like a pariah by down-ballot candidates and not to seek her endorsement. See (b). We all know what happened with Palin-endorsed candidates in 2010. Over 70% of them won their contests.

2 posted on 03/11/2012 8:38:31 PM PDT by ak267
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This is just more of Obama’s war on women.

3 posted on 03/11/2012 8:53:03 PM PDT by <1/1,000,000th%
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Jay Roach, John Heilemann and Mark Halperin were walking along Sunset Strip, when suddenly Roach put his arms out and stopped his buds, directed their attention a little bit ahead & said to the others:
“Hey, hold up! See that? That looks like big pile of dog-s***!

Halperin got on his knees, took a little dab on his finger and smelled it and yelled:
“You know what guys? This sure smells like dogs***!”

Heilemann got on his hands & knees, lowered his face really close to it and took a little bite. He immediately started spitting and wiping his mouth, and ejaculated:
“Wow! It **tastes** like dog***!”

And then they all said together, “It’s a good thing we didn’t step in it! Let’s go to Starbucks.”

“unless a person has watched it in its entirety, they cannot judge its content or the people involved with the project.”

4 posted on 03/11/2012 8:56:33 PM PDT by tumblindice ( our new, happy lives)
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“the “Palin” character is absolute fiction. She is nothing more than a left-wing day dream of who they wish Palin was.”

Ain’t that the truth? It’s mind-boggling that these folks have spent nearly four full years obsessed with this one woman, who holds no office today. A shrink would have a fine time trying to figure out their psychosis.

5 posted on 03/11/2012 9:32:35 PM PDT by EDINVA
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That this movie exists is a testament to the lengths the Left will go to advance their cause. I am convinced that when you are involved in the destruction of this nation, those involved don’t care what they do. They are waging a war while their collaborators, the Lame Stream Media, anesthetizes the nation; so the pain they are inflicting is not noticed.

6 posted on 03/11/2012 9:54:36 PM PDT by jonrick46 (Countdown to 11-06-2012)
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8 posted on 03/13/2012 7:06:43 AM PDT by lowbridge (Rep. Dingell: "Its taken a long control the people.")
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