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Hollywood myth-making on Valerie Plame controversy
Washington Post ^ | 11/3/10 | Editorial

Posted on 12/04/2010 2:33:51 PM PST by FTJM

WE'RE NOT in the habit of writing movie reviews. But the recently released film "Fair Game" - which covers a poisonous Washington controversy during the war in Iraq - deserves some editorial page comment, if only because of what its promoters are saying about it. The protagonists portrayed in the movie, former diplomat Joseph C. Wilson IV and former spy Valerie Plame, claim that it tells the true story of their battle with the Bush administration over Iraqi weapons of mass destruction and Ms. Plame's exposure as a CIA agent. "It's accurate," Ms. Plame told The Post. Said Mr. Wilson: "For people who have short memories or don't read, this is the only way they will remember that period."

We certainly hope that is not the case. 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.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: fairgame; iraqiscientists; libmyths; nigerflap; plame; plamenamegame; scientists; valerieplame; wilson
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1 posted on 12/04/2010 2:33:53 PM PST by FTJM
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OMGOMGOMGOMG my faith in Alec Baldwin has been destroyed! s/


3 posted on 12/04/2010 2:38:18 PM PST by trappedincanuckistan (livefreeordietryin)
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To: FTJM
OK, when did the space aliens replace the WaPoo editorial board members, and what do you think they did with their bodies?

Then again, this editorial pretends that this particular movie is somewhat unique in its fanciful (and fraudulent) depiction of Republicans and Conservatives vs. the "protagonist" liberal foils. Maybe it's the same old editorial board after all.

4 posted on 12/04/2010 2:38:50 PM PST by OldDeckHand
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To: FTJM

Not that I would give a dime to see this whinefest
but who did they get to play Richard Armitage?

5 posted on 12/04/2010 2:39:19 PM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: FTJM

I guess the media does not see the advantage of continuing to peddle this lie of a controversy.


6 posted on 12/04/2010 2:39:47 PM PST by Always Right
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To: FTJM

I won’t believe it until Jesse Ventura has it on his program.


7 posted on 12/04/2010 2:40:45 PM PST by count-your-change (You don't have be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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Wilson and Plame are dickhead liars they have been rewarded for being treasonous Rats.
8 posted on 12/04/2010 2:40:53 PM PST by boomop1
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To: FTJM

Fiction is fiction. The motion picture industry has always been very good at lying about the past.


9 posted on 12/04/2010 2:41:19 PM PST by popdonnelly (Class warfare is Obama's thing.)
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To: OldDeckHand

Every now and then the WaPo goes nuts and writes something sensible. It’s what makes it the least bad of the big newspapers.


10 posted on 12/04/2010 2:43:14 PM PST by Yardstick
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To: popdonnelly

The film bombed right?


11 posted on 12/04/2010 2:44:21 PM PST by GeronL
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To: Liberty Valance

I’m sure the movie also covered that she’s lost every court case related to this. /s


12 posted on 12/04/2010 2:46:37 PM PST by Hillarys Gate Cult
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To: FTJM

This one lost money Big Time!
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0977855/business


13 posted on 12/04/2010 2:47:02 PM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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Well, at least The Post still has a remnant of honesty. Hard to believe...but I commend them.


14 posted on 12/04/2010 2:47:20 PM PST by Signalman
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To: GeronL
"The film bombed right?"

Yep.

Fair Game (2010)

$6M in revenue against $22M in production cost (and not even counting distribution and marketing costs), it's a bomb.

But, for every POS Avatar Hollywood sells to the kids, it gets to make a dozen Fair Game-crapfests.

Remember that the next time your kids hit you up for a $20 to go to the show.

15 posted on 12/04/2010 2:50:12 PM PST by OldDeckHand
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To: Liberty Valance

Cost 22 million to make and has grossed $6,336,084 as of Dec 2. May make that back as HBO or the networks are sure to buy it as they love liberal junk.


16 posted on 12/04/2010 2:51:32 PM PST by Hillarys Gate Cult
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To: Liberty Valance
It's simply GOT to be Michael Chilkis...


17 posted on 12/04/2010 2:52:11 PM PST by South Hawthorne (In Memory of my Dear Friend Henry Lee II)
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To: FTJM

It’s another Charlie Wilson’s War.


18 posted on 12/04/2010 2:53:58 PM PST by SeeSharp
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To: Liberty Valance

Only the buffoons in Hollywood would think they could make a useless, meaningless, worthless film about two total losers and make money. The film is garbage and has had no viewship to speak of at all!!! The liberal low life of Hollywood go down in flames once again!!! They must like losing money. Oh, shucks, I forgot, that’s the Obama “way”!!!


19 posted on 12/04/2010 2:54:48 PM PST by JLAGRAYFOX
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To: Owl_Eagle

LOL! Excellent choice.


20 posted on 12/04/2010 2:56:05 PM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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