Skip to comments.Hollywood myth-making on Valerie Plame controversy
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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OMGOMGOMGOMG my faith in Alec Baldwin has been destroyed! s/
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.
Not that I would give a dime to see this whinefest
but who did they get to play Richard Armitage?
I guess the media does not see the advantage of continuing to peddle this lie of a controversy.
I won’t believe it until Jesse Ventura has it on his program.
Fiction is fiction. The motion picture industry has always been very good at lying about the past.
Every now and then the WaPo goes nuts and writes something sensible. It’s what makes it the least bad of the big newspapers.
The film bombed right?
I’m sure the movie also covered that she’s lost every court case related to this. /s
This one lost money Big Time!
Well, at least The Post still has a remnant of honesty. Hard to believe...but I commend them.
$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.
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.
It’s another Charlie Wilson’s War.
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”!!!
LOL! Excellent choice.