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  • Bloomberg Announces First New Digital-Led, Multi-Platform Brand: Bloomberg Politics

    05/05/2014 12:28:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    Yahoo! News / Business Wire ^ | May 4, 2013 | Marc La Vorgna and Ty Trippet
    Bloomberg Media Group CEO Justin B. Smith and Bloomberg News Editor-In-Chief Matthew Winkler today announced Bloomberg Politics – the first in series of new digital-led, multi-platform brands that will live across all Bloomberg platforms. In March, Bloomberg announced a new, broad strategy for consumer media properties, including the development of new digital assets and a multi-platform approach. Bloomberg Politics, the first of the brands being launched under this new direction, will be created, launched, and overseen by Mark Halperin and John Heilemann, who will also lead political coverage across all Bloomberg platforms – Web, mobile, television, digital video, print magazines,...
  • Brave Julianne Moore bravely accepts Golden Globe for brave parody of Palin

    01/14/2013 12:52:22 PM PST · by EveningStar · 56 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | January 14, 2013 | Jim Treacher
    ... Julianne Moore won an award for playing Sarah Palin in Game Change, because of course she did. And then, apparently, the director of the movie was gushing about how “brave” she was for doing that. That’s right: Daring to depict Sarah Palin in an unflattering light is an act of bravery. In Hollywood.
  • Folks, We Have a Brand New Ballgame

    10/05/2012 4:27:39 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 5, 2012 | Pat Buchanan
    Mitt Romney on Wednesday night turned in the finest debate performance of any candidate of either party in the 52 years since Richard Nixon faced John F. Kennedy, with the possible exception of Ronald Reagan's demolition of Jimmy Carter in 1980. But where Reagan won with style and quips -- "There you go again" -- and his closing line, "Are you better off now than you were four years ago?" Romney crushed Obama on both substance and style. Mitt was like a contender so keyed up by his title shot that, between rounds, he could not sit on his stool,...
  • Barack Obama and theMandate Of Heaven

    10/04/2012 5:47:15 AM PDT · by Lakeshark · 9 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | 10/4/12 | JR Dunn
    Forget the polls, forget the focus groups, forget the media. What is occurring in the campaign of 2012 is simplicity itself: Barack Obama has lost the mandate of heaven.**snip A failing Chinese monarch would easily recognize Obama's current situation. Everything has started going wrong at once. Things that used to work work no longer. Plans, arrangements, allies seem to fade into the mist, tools break, weapons turn on their owners. Every light is red, every parade gets rained on. Libya and Egypt are simply the latest manifestations (and they aren't over yet -- does anybody really think that al-Q is...
  • 'Game Change' wins big at Emmy's [What a shock: Sarah Palin bashing movie is rewarded]

    09/24/2012 4:10:35 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 18 replies
    Politico ^ | 9/24/12 | Patrick Gavin
    Politics didn’t escape Sunday night’s Emmy Awards in Hollywood. Actress Julianne Moore, upon accepting her Emmy for Outstanding Actress in a Miniseries or Movie for her depiction of Sarah Palin in HBO’s “Game Change,” told the crowd: “Wow. I feel so validated because Sarah Palin gave me a big thumbs down.” (Palin was a frequent critic of the film, which focused on the McCain/Palin ticket in 2008.)
  • Exclusive: SarahPAC Sends "Undefeated" to Singapore Ambassador Behind "Game Change" Screening

    04/19/2012 5:14:40 PM PDT · by ak267
    Breitbart ^ | 4/19/2012 | Hollywoodland
    Earlier this month, the U.S. Embassy in Singapore held a screening of HBO's hyper-partisan, poorly sourced "Game Change" feature as a way to show how the American electoral process works. SarahPAC, former Gov. Sarah Palin's political action committee, decided to provide the Embassy and its staffers with a more instructive, and factual, example of democracy in action. The organization has sent a letter to Ambassador David Adelman, along with a screener of the Palin documentary "The Undefeated." "The Undefeated," the letter says, includes people speaking on the record about a maverick politician who helped changed the way her state ran.
  • The GOP strategist behind 'Game Change' [Steve Schmidt]

    03/21/2012 12:39:29 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The Sacramento Bee ^ | March 21, 2012 | Dan Morain
    Some conservatives speak volumes as they try to pillory Steve Schmidt, the strategist who helped run John McCain's 2008 presidential campaign and lately has been getting attention thanks to Woody Harrelson's portrayal of him in the movie, "Game Change."Pay a visit to Conservatives4Palin.com. There, you'll find everything critical about Schmidt. There's a link to a Washington Times piece that denounces him as "a longtime loser," and a broadcast by an angry New York-based radio talk show host, Mark Levin. "Steve you're quite the punk. You really are a punk," Levin said, incensed that Schmidt would dare to belittle McCain's vice...
  • ‘Game Change’: A made-up narrative from two axe-grinders

    03/18/2012 2:32:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies · 1+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | March 18, 2012 | Joseph Curl
    From watching “Game Change,” this much is clear: (1) Steve Schmidt is an absolutely brilliant campaign strategist who gave Sen. John McCain the idea to put “Country First” (it had never occurred to the war hero); and (2) Nicolle Wallace is a demure, yet quietly ingenious, media savant who can handle any crisis. Oh, but wait: Mr. Schmidt ran one of the worst campaigns in the history of presidential elections, losing to a first-term senator from Illinois with no experience governing anything, and Ms. Wallace let the entire message of the McCain campaign be overrun by — “Saturday Night Live”?...
  • McCain Staffers Sought To ‘Shield’ Steve Schmidt’s Reputation Days Before ’08 Election

    03/16/2012 10:51:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies · 1+ views
    Mediaite ^ | March 16, 2012 | James Crugnale
    As reality began to sink in to the losing McCain presidential campaign in late October 2008, a senior communications adviser, Brian Jones, sent out a comprehensive strategic memo seeking to protect campaign manager Steve Schmidt‘s reputation, the central figure in the HBO political drama Game Change, Politico’s Maggie Haberman reports. “A week out from the election, named and unnamed sources are beginning to pin some of the blame for McCain’s likely defeat on Steve Schmidt,” Jones wrote in the memo. “Thankfully, and rightfully so, some members of the political punditry are already coming to his defense (Rove, McKinnon, Scarborough), however...
  • The trouble with Obama and the Democratic propaganda machine

    03/16/2012 4:33:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies · 5+ views
    Fox News / The New York Post ^ | March 16, 2012 | Michael Goodwin
    Nostalgia, Webster’s tells us, is a “wistful or sentimental longing for places, things, acquaintances or conditions belonging to the past.” For Barack Obama, nostalgia means turning the clock back to 2008, when the big crowds swooned and the gauzy promises of Hope & Change hadn’t yet crashed into the realities of war, high unemployment and soaring gas prices. Despite complaints that it doesn’t have a vision for a second term, the president’s re-election team really does — you just need a rearview mirror to see it. Judging from the slant of its advertising, fund-raising and Hollywood helpers, Team Obama believes...
  • Memo: Shield Steve Schmidt from John McCain blame (plans to destroy Palin to save Schmidt)

    03/15/2012 7:32:44 PM PDT · by roses of sharon · 44 replies
    Politico ^ | 3/15/12
    Ten days before the 2008 presidential election, as blame was beginning to be laid out for John McCain’s “likely defeat,” a top communications adviser to the campaign wrote a detailed strategy memo focused on how to preserve the reputation of another key adviser, Steve Schmidt, POLITICO has learned. *** The protective maneuver sheds more light on the final days of the 2008 campaign, a period of low morale marked by tensions between the Palin and McCain camps and the expectation of defeat. *** “Thankfully, and rightfully so, some members of the political punditry are already coming his defense (Rove, McKinnon,...
  • WaPo Mocks 'Game Change' Ratings: Beat by 'Pawn Stars' Rerun (Egg meet face, face meet egg)

    03/14/2012 8:22:16 PM PDT · by ak267 · 33 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3-14-2012 | John Nolte
    There are over 300 million people in America. Barack Obama attracted nearly 70 million votes in 2008. HBO has almost 30 million subscribers. And yet... Less than 10% of those subscribers bothered to tune into one of the most hyped movies in the history of television. Glitzy, glamorous premieres, all kinds of free publicity through the cable news outlets, controversy galore, and yet "Pawn Stars" kicked its ass. Washington Post: One massive marketing and GOP-undies-bunching campaign later, the unveiling of HBO’s Sarah Palin flick, “Game Change,” attracted 2.123 million viewers Saturday night at 9. HBO says “Game Change” brought in the...
  • Palin comparison

    03/13/2012 6:58:25 PM PDT · by Whitebread · 18 replies
    The NY Post ^ | 03-13-12 | Cindy Adams
    At Circo, following HBO’s “Game Change,” an operative involved in Sarah Palin’s heady VP-maybe days, said: “There are inaccuracies. Julianne Moore as Sarah saying she won’t stand on the stage with anyone who was pro-choice? Please. I was on Sarah’s plane.......
  • Fmr. McCain Strategist Nicolle Wallace To Maddow: ‘Both Parties Will Forever Avoid A Palin Choice’

    03/12/2012 10:45:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 64 replies · 3+ views
    Mediaite ^ | March 12, 2012 | Frances Martel
    On the tail of Game Change‘s premiere on HBO, former McCain/Palin adviser Nicolle Wallace, prominently featured in the film, visited Rachel Maddow tonight to expand upon the lessons of the 2008 campaign, and made clear that she felt fairly guilty about working to make someone “fundamentally unprepared and unsuited for the job” the Vice President of the United States. Wallace noted that she was still in shock as to “how close we came to having somebody a heartbeat away from the presidency so fundamentally unprepared and unsuited for the job,” adding that, while she thought tossing around the term “PTSD”...
  • 'Game Change' or 'The Undefeated'? Which Was Right?

    03/13/2012 12:00:55 AM PDT · by Mozilla · 22 replies
    yahoo ^ | March 13 2012 | Professor John A. Tures, LaGrange College
    Over the weekend, HBO ran "Game Change," the film documenting the McCain campaign decision to put Sarah Palin on the ticket in the 2008 election. Opposite of this was the film "The Undefeated," a pro-Palin documentary trumpeting her accomplishments. Watching both, you'd think they were talking about two completely different people. "Game Change" was based upon a book about the 2008 election by John Heilemann and Mark Halperin, published two years ago. It shows ex-Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin as an earnest, warm character, even sympathetic in many respects. It also showed that she was way over her head, lacking basic...
  • Mark Levin: Nicolle Wallace and Steve Schmidt are Evil

    03/12/2012 11:58:26 PM PDT · by Lazlo in PA · 17 replies
    You Tube ^ | 03-13-12 | Mark Levin
    Audio from Marks show this evening perfectly summing up who Steve Schmidt and Nicolle Wallace are. They earn their living, since losing the McCain campaign, trashing Sarah Palin 24/7. Runs about 4 minutes.
  • Woody Harrelson on Republicans: 'Those people make me weep for humanity'

    03/12/2012 3:16:16 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 51 replies
    nypost.com ^ | March 12, 2012
    <p>Famous liberal Woody Harrelson says he was surprised to find that he liked Republican strategist Steve Schmidt, who he plays in the HBO movie "Game Change," opposite Julianne Moore as Sarah Palin.</p> <p>"I wouldn’t imagine myself wanting to have anything to do with [Schmidt], but I really found myself liking him," Harrelson tells the April issue of Men's Journal. "He’s a political animal, but I feel like he’s an idealist and not bogged down in all the bullshit. Let’s face it. Obama was a phenomenon. They knew they were going to get beat, so choosing Palin was just a Hail Mary pass. It was just a wild idea."</p>
  • Some ‘Change’ (The HBO Movie: GAME CHANGE, about the McCain-Palin campaign was a waste of time)

    03/12/2012 6:09:04 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    National Review ^ | 03/11/2012 | Jim Geraghty
    HBO director Jay Roach and screenwriter Danny Strong spent millions of dollars and cast some of Hollywood’s biggest stars in an unparalleled effort to dispel the widespread misperception that John McCain’s 2008 presidential campaign was a well-oiled machine. Game Change, the HBO movie airing on Saturday, is based on a book of the same name, written by John Heilemann of New York magazine and Mark Halperin of Time. If you are a fan of Sarah Palin, you will loathe this movie. If you hate Sarah Palin, large swaths of this movie will be more thrilling than pornography. If you are...
  • Vetting HBO: The 'Game Change' Rap Sheet (Updated...links)

    03/11/2012 7:45:31 AM PDT · by ak267 · 14 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 3/9/2012 | Hollywoodland
    HBO's new film "Game Change" is thoroughly sourced, fair and balanced. It humanizes former Gov. Sarah Palin while letting even Democratic viewers get to know the woman behind the headlines. Balderdash. Big Hollywood has been tracking the film for some time, debunking its obvious lies and shredding HBO's pitiful defense of what is a politically motivated hatchet job. HBO has every right to create any kind of programming it wishes. And responsible media outlets have a duty to let viewers know when a film bears very little resemblance to the truth.
  • Back Stab: Sarah Palin As Portrayed By Her Disloyal Staff

    03/10/2012 9:40:07 PM PST · by Steelfish · 52 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | March 10, 2012 | JOHN PODHORETZ
    Back Stab Sarah Palin As Portrayed By Her Disloyal Staff. MAR 19, 2012, VOL. 17, NO. 26 • BY JOHN PODHORETZ Nicolle Wallace was the onetime consultant to CBS News and media aide to George W. Bush who was assigned to work with Sarah Palin after the Alaska governor was chosen as John McCain’s running mate. It was Wallace who assured the McCain campaign that her dear friend Katie Couric, a committed liberal with a history of interviewing Republicans and conservatives in a quietly nasty way, was the right journalist to conduct a major early interview with the extremely conservative...
  • Shocker: “Game Change” creators gave $200,000 to Democrats, $0 to Republicans

    03/09/2012 6:30:03 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Hotair ^ | posted at 8:55 pm on March 8, 2012 | Tina Korbe
    In case the official statement of SarahPAC didn’t make it clear enough that the creators of HBO’s “Game Change” had little desire to hear or tell the Republican side of the story of the 2008 election, the news now is that the film’s top stars and executives have collectively donated more than $200,000 to Democrats and Democratic causes, but have given Republicans and Republican-leaning causes $0. The Hollywood Reporter notes the contributions of several leading minds behind the movie: Ed Harris, who plays Sen. John McCain, has given $9500 to Democratic candidates, and since 1998, the actor has also donated...
  • Governor Palin’s Current & Former Aides Release Statement on ‘Game Change’

    03/07/2012 3:57:54 PM PST · by ak267 · 7 replies
    C4P ^ | 3/7/2012 | Stacy Drake
    Current and former staff members of Governor Palin’s who spoke out against HBO’s propaganda movie ‘Game Change’ at a press conference last month, have now seen the entire movie and released the following statement: Despite HBO’s best efforts, we have all seen the movie Game Change. We stand by everything we previously said on the record. The movie is at best “historical fiction” – historical only in that Sarah Palin was nominated and campaigned for the office of Vice President. The movie is a series of scenes where the dialogue, locations and participants are invented or rendered unrecognizable for dramatic...
  • Whom Do You Believe? HBO or Gallup?

    03/05/2012 9:07:00 AM PST · by Lazlo in PA · 40 replies
    Big Hollywood ^ | 02-04-12 | Jeffrey Scott Shapiro
    Despite the premise of "Game Change" - that Sarah Palin cost John McCain the 2008 presidential election - Gallup polls prove HBO's assertion categorically false. Palin wasn’t the reason the Republicans lost the election. She’s the only reason they had a fighting chance up until the time McCain suspended his presidential campaign in late September. Gallup polls from the last presidential race prove that once Palin joined the ticket on Aug. 29, 2008, McCain’s ratings steadily climbed to a point where the Republican ticket even outshined Democratic Sen. Barack Obama. In the two weeks before Palin joined the McCain ticket,...
  • Moment Of Truth… Just Who Is Behind Those Palin Rumors? Palin 4 America

    Well, it is both but it started with Team Romney. They started the attacks as early as the convention. It wasn’t until later on that Team Rove saw it as an avenue to also clear the path for Jeb. Team Romney? or is it Team Rove/Bush? With the primary season in full swing and the HBO movie coming out, we have gotten a very clear view of how each candidate conducts their campaigns. There is only ONE candidate who has a clear MO of nasty, dishonest attacks and rumors using a tactic that overwhelms their opponents to not just have...
  • HBO Defends ‘Game Change’… Again; And Here’s What HBO Is Afraid To Tell You

    02/29/2012 8:36:25 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    Andrew Breitbart's Big Hollywood ^ | February 29, 2012 | John Nolte
    Before we get to HBO’s latest lame defense, here’s what the network (and Politico) won’t tell you… Below are the names of eight people who have gone on the record to declare the book “Game Change” a falsehood, and what they’ve seen of the film (HBO refuses to screen it for them — but never mentions that in the statement) is just as false: 1. Governor Palin, who detailed life on the campaign trail in her autobiography “Going Rogue.” (In an obvious attempt at a publicity stunt, HBO did offer to screen the film for the Governor but, for some...
  • The Left’s Manufactured “Game Change” False Perception of Sarah Palin

    02/23/2012 4:25:42 AM PST · by The Ignorant Fisherman · 5 replies
    IFB ^ | 2/23/12
    The Left’s Manufactured “Game Change” False Perception of Sarah Palin It is amazing to watch the abominable lying liars of the secular godless main stream media and Hollywood always doing their best to politicize, destroys, advance their secular agenda, and take advantage of any news story or headline that fits their narrative. These on the Left have absolutely no conscience and are quite willing to state whatever it takes to maintain and achieve power (Jude 1:10). These totalitarians of lawlessness – to provide cover for their masters - do what they ALWAYS do best: that is to exploit any occasion...
  • 'Game Change' -- Anatomy of a Smear of Sarah Palin (Mittbots and Hollywood in collusion)

    02/22/2012 1:58:49 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    Yahoo! News Contributor Network ^ | February 22, 2012 | Mark Whittington
    Thanks to some remarkable reporting from Big Hollywood, it has become increasingly clear the upcoming HBO movie "Game Change" is less a political melodrama than an all-out attempt to destroy the person and reputation of Sarah Palin. The movie is based on a poorly researched book by John Heilemann and Mark Halperin, and it was criticized at the time of its publication by Howard Kurtz, then a media reporter for the Washington Post, and the New York Times for its overreliance on unsourced "deep background" interviews that were difficult to verify. Two of those sources have been revealed, according to...
  • I've Made HBO's "Game Change" Movie

    02/22/2012 1:11:29 PM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 22, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: This is one of Andrew Breitbart's pieces. And it's actually an interesting question, and it was also raised by Byron York at the DC Examiner a couple of days ago, might have been yesterday or the night before last. Remember the book Game Change? Mark Halperin and John Heilemann, two reporters followed both presidential campaigns in 2008. They learned a whole bunch of stuff during the campaign, but they didn't report a lot of it. CBS Tampa: "Florida Drivers Shelling Out Nearly $6 A Gallon At Some Gas Stations -- According to GasBuddy.com, motorists are shelling out...
  • Sarah Palin documentary snapped up by ReelzChannel ("The Undefeated")

    02/21/2012 11:55:20 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies · 2+ views
    The New York Post ^ | February 21, 2012
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- A documentary on Sarah Palin will have its TV debut on ReelzChannel, the digital cable network announced. "The Undefeated," which chronicles the former Alaska governor's career, will premiere March 11 -- one night after HBO shows the film "Game Change," which sees Julianne Moore portray Palin during her run as vice president in 2008. "We're thrilled to have yet another opportunity to bring a big story to viewers," ReelzChannel CEO Stan E. Hubbard said in a statement cited Tuesday by The Hollywood Reporter. "Sarah Palin is a charismatic figure who burst onto the political scene, and whatever...
  • First Look: Julianne Moore as Governor Sarah Palin, Actress Cast as Bristol (It's NOT Flattering)

    04/29/2011 10:36:46 PM PDT · by This Just In · 51 replies · 1+ views
    Big Hollywood ^ | April 29, 2011 | Nick Nolte
    First Look: Julianne Moore as Governor Sarah Palin, Actress Cast as Bristol by John Nolte I wrote at length about the timing of HBO’s adaptation of “Game Change,” — an obvious hit job that even the New York Times, Atlantic and Poynter Institute criticized for a lack of sourcing. But the Left is not about truth, they are only about tactics: We’ll see how closely the film sticks to the book, but Governor Palin disputed how “Game Change” portrayed her and being as that it was one of the very few books I had time to read last year, it...
  • Julianne Moore as Sarah Palin

    04/27/2011 5:39:03 PM PDT · by MrTim29 · 4 replies
    A Hollywood Republican ^ | 4/27/11 | Tim Ross
    Get a sneak peek at Julianne Moore as Sarah Palin HBO‘s latest anti-Republican flick. The former Boogie Nights star Julianne Moore, 50, will play a 43 year old Sarah Palin during the 2008 Presidential election based on the 2010 book, Game Change, by John Heilemann and Mark Halperin.
  • Julianne Moore as Sarah Palin: First Photo

    04/27/2011 11:31:19 AM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 41 replies · 1+ views
    Yahoo! ^ | Wednesday, April 27, 2011 | Lindsay Powers
    Check out the first photo of Julianne Moore as Sarah Palin in the upcoming HBO film "Game Change."
  • MEGHAN MCCAIN: My Family & Sarah Palin To Be Nothing Short Of Crucified By HBO's 'GAME CHANGE'

    04/01/2011 11:17:43 AM PDT · by onyx · 75 replies
    Business Insider ^ | April 1, 2011 | Meghan McCain
    MEGHAN MCCAIN: I Expect My Family And Sarah Palin To Be Nothing Short Of Crucified By HBO's 'GAME CHANGE' HBO is adapting a miniseries based on Game Change, the book about the 2008 election. But as Hollywood casts liberal actors to play all the parts, Meghan McCain doubts that it will be an accurate portrayal of what actually happened. Game Change, the infamous bestseller written by John Heilemann and Mark Halperin, has plagued anyone directly associated with the 2008 election cycle. The first time I heard about the book was within weeks after Obama was elected—my former press person...
  • HBO's Palin Derangement Syndrome

    03/14/2011 1:58:13 PM PDT · by MrTim29 · 8 replies
    A Hollywood Republican ^ | 03/14/2011 | Tim Ross
    In 2003, Charles Krauthammer coined the term, Bush Derangement Syndrome, defined as “the acute onset of paranoia in otherwise normal people in reaction to the policies, the presidency — nay — the very existence of George W. Bush.” By 2008, the syndrome progressed into Palin Derangement Syndrome. And in 2011, HBO caught the bug...
  • Julianne Moore To Play Sarah Palin In HBO Movie 'Game Change'

    03/09/2011 1:11:02 PM PST · by Red Badger · 66 replies
    http://www.deadline.com ^ | 03-09-2011 | By NELLIE ANDREEVA
    Julianne Moore is set to star in HBO Films' Game Change. Directed by Jay Roach, the movie is based on Mark Halperin and John Heilemann’s 2010 book about the 2008 Presidential elections and follows John McCain’s presidential campaign, from his selection of Alaska Governor Sarah Palin as his running mate to their ultimate defeat in the general election. Danny Strong, who previously wrote the Roach-directed HBO movie Recount, about the aftermath of the 2000 Presidential elections, penned the script for Game Change. Roach is executive producing, with Strong co-executive producing. So far, Palin has been most famously portrayed on TV...
  • Julianne Moore set to play Sarah Palin in HBO film(Game Change)

    03/09/2011 2:11:01 PM PST · by GQuagmire · 46 replies
    NEW YORK — Julianne Moore is set to play former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin in an upcoming TV film. HBO Films said Wednesday that Moore will star in the film "Game Change," which follows John McCain’s 2008 presidential campaign from when he chose Palin as his running mate through their defeat in the general election. The film is based on the bestselling book of the same name.
  • Game Changing--Soros Style

    04/14/2010 11:06:53 AM PDT · by jazminerose · 2 replies · 379+ views
    www.joytiz.com ^ | 4/14/2010 | Joy Tiz
    It must be really swell to be a “journalist”; you can name your book after one of the year’s most tired catch phrases and be free from the hardship of having to identify the sources of your “facts. Game Change, by John Heilemann and Mark Halperin purports to present the parallel stories inside the campaigns during the 2008 election. The authors declined to share their sources for all of this detailed insider information. Apparently, being a journalist also confers psychic powers—Heilemann and Halperin often were able to read minds: “She [Hillary] was like Cassandra, convinced she could see the future,...
  • Why Didn’t ‘Game Change” Authors Talk to the Candidates?

    01/19/2010 11:11:29 AM PST · by AIM Freeper · 2 replies · 386+ views
    Time's Mark Halperin and New York Magazine's John Heilemann's new book 'Game Change' has caused enough of a ruckus that the Washington Post's Howard Kurtz wondered why they didn't interview the candidates. From the Washington Post In the final weeks of the presidential campaign, we are now told, Barack Obama and his team grew so furious at Joe Biden's repeated gaffes that "not only was Biden kept off Obama's nightly campaign conference call, he wasn't even told it existed." The running mate was so frustrated with how he was being handled -- especially when "his access to the press was...
  • Massachusetts is the Game Changer

    01/17/2010 6:29:07 PM PST · by BAW · 42 replies · 2,177+ views
    BigGovernment.com ^ | Jan 17, 2010 | Dick Morris
    Beyond a pleasing sight for the heart, what would Ted Kennedy’s seat going Republican really mean? A lot. First, there would be the psychological effect. On Democratic donors — it would discourage them from opening their checkbooks. On Republican donors — the impact would be electric in kindling their interest and generosity. On Democratic incumbents seeking re-election — it would make the beaches and golf courses that await them in their Florida retirement homes (and the lucrative lobbying jobs in Washington) infinitely more attractive. On Republicans considering running for the House and the Senate — it will help them see...
  • Picture emerging of Obama as arrogant, bored, and 'peevish' about campaign

    01/17/2010 8:26:04 AM PST · by IbJensen · 55 replies · 2,772+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 1/17/2010 | Ed Lasky
    As I read Game Change , a recurring motif is how often Barack Obama would be bored or annoyed by either his Senatorial duties or the rigors of campaigning. He is not infrequently "fatigued" or "tired" or "peevish." If we had known of these qualities we might better have appreciated his readiness for the office. He has been AWOL quite often on the issues of the day (his penchant for playing golf is a problem) as others toil away to do the heavy lifting (Reid, Pelosi). He was slow to respond to the Christmas Day terror attack, as well. They...
  • One more from Game Change on Obama

    01/16/2010 4:30:57 PM PST · by militanttoby · 8 replies · 1,427+ views
    American Thinker ^ | January 16, 2010 | Rick Moran
    I'll ask the same thing Ed Lasky has been asking about this book; the MSM made a huge deal of how the McCain campaign saw Sarah Palin and what they were saying about her, quoting liberally - and gleefully - from the book. But in the first 40 pages there are several eye popping accounts of how Obama was seen by his own staff and allies, including this one Ed Lasky sent along: After his election as Senator a lot of requests came in for him to speak..many of them fundraisers for other candidates. They required registration systems be set...
  • Sean Hannity Interviews "Game Change" Authors John Heilemann & Mark Halperin - 01/11/10

    01/13/2010 11:09:05 AM PST · by STARWISE · 5 replies · 475+ views
    FNC/You Tube ^ | 1-11-10 | Halperin/Heilemann
    Sean Hannity interviews "Game Change" authors, Halperin and Heilemann.Videos Part 1 Part 2
  • New York Magazine Illustrates Edwards Scandal Story With Hilarious Art

    01/12/2010 6:07:50 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 7 replies · 1,405+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | January 12, 2009 | P.J. Gladnick
    Hee! Hee! Hee! I'm cracking up every time I look at New York Magazine's terrific Nathan Fox artwork used to illustrate a chapter of the John Heilemann and Mark Halperin book, "Game Change," chronicling the 2008 presidential race. The chapter excerpted in that periodical, "Saint Elizabeth and the Ego Monster," is about the complete self-destruction of John Edwards along with his campaign and marriage. Never has a candidate fallen so far and so quickly as you can see in both the the story and the illustrations. And what illustrations! The picture of Elizabeth Edwards ripping off her blouse on the...
  • Did Halperin And Heilemann Change The Game?

    01/12/2010 12:15:52 PM PST · by bocopar · 8 replies · 1,292+ views
    Bob Parks: Black & Right ^ | 1/12/10 | Bob Parks
    While the media is dragging out the insensitive, possibly racist comments of Harry Reid and Bill Clinton, let me throw a few hypotheticals out there because a journalistic ethical line may have been crossed, and was done so with biased intent by New York Magazine's John Heilemann and Time magazine's Mark Halperin. A pre-arranged agreement probably took place here between the reporters and interviewees, but work with me on this one. Hypothetical #1 Harry Reid made his "light-skinned", "with no Negro dialect, unless he wanted to have one" comments during the 2008 presidential primaries. Had the reporters (and I use...
  • Game Change: Obama, Reid, Clintons, Edwards and Biden Come Off Looking Very Bad

    01/12/2010 2:55:08 AM PST · by Suvroc10 · 23 replies · 2,299+ views
    Associated Content (AC) ^ | Jan. 12, 2010 | Marc Schenker
    In the new book Game Change, Obama, Reid, the Clintons, the Edwards and Biden come off looking very bad indeed. Written by John Heilemann and Mark Halperin, it chronicles juicy and scandalous, behind-the-scenes, alleged happenings in the 2008 presidential election. Even before its release yesterday, Game Change claimed its first political casualty in racism-challenged Harry Reid who belittled the black community as well as accused Americans of being racist in general. Though it also covers Palin and McCain, one would be hard-pressed to argue that it's the Republicans who come off looking the worst from these insider accounts that are...
  • Fox News Nails ‘60 Minutes: Spent Ten Minutes on Palin, Skipped Reid’s ‘Negro’ Remark

    01/11/2010 4:35:24 PM PST · by curth · 12 replies · 896+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | January 11, 2010 | By Scott Whitlock
    Fox News correspondent Eric Shawn on Monday hit 60 Minutes for spending ten minutes out of a 13 minute segment highlighting negative dirt on Sarah Palin. At the same time, the news magazine ignored racially charged remarks made by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. Shawn analyzed Anderson Cooper’s January 10 interview with the authors of Game Change, observing, "...Most of the CBS story was critical of Sarah Palin." He explained, "The story did not mention Reid calling then-candidate Barack Obama light-skinned with no Negro dialect, comments for which the Senator has since apologized." This is despite the fact that authors...
  • A Disturbing Double Standard - Now it's Harry Reid's turn to be washed in the absolution...

    01/11/2010 4:42:40 PM PST · by delacoert · 14 replies · 624+ views
    FOX News ^ | January 11, 2010 | Cal Thomas
    That a double standard exists for Republicans, for religion, for even whites and blacks and what they say on race and other subjects is a given. The media treat such comments differently depending on the policies of those who utter them. In fact, Democratic Senator Robert Byrd of West Virginia can utter the phrase "white nigger" and it barely raises an eyebrow in liberal circles. Rarely is Byrd's background as a former leader in the Ku Klux Klan mentioned in polite liberal company. As long as the speech offender is a liberal who favors the social and political policies of...
  • Game over: The Clintons stand alone

    01/11/2010 4:24:04 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 68 replies · 3,004+ views
    Game over: The Clintons stand alone By: Ben Smith January 11, 2010 06:05 PM EST A new book is out with a highly critical but unsourced portrait of Hillary Clinton. This familiar occurrence — it’s happened too many times to count over the years — has usually been greeted with an equally familiar response: A fast and furious counterattack from the Clinton inner circle. What’s notable about the highly publicized release of “Game Change,” however, is the virtual silence from the Clinton camp. The lack of public outrage seems to mark the sputtering end of what was once known as...
  • Sharpton: Clinton 'Coffee' Remark About Obama 'Disturbing'

    01/11/2010 1:03:27 PM PST · by lbryce · 62 replies · 2,455+ views
    Fox News ^ | January 11, 2010 | Staff
    The Rev. Al Sharpton on Monday said he was disturbed by condescending remarks reportedly made by former President Bill Clinton about Barack Obama during the 2008 campaign. Sharpton was referring to a passage in the new book, "Game Change," which recounts the conversation Clinton had with the late Sen. Ted Kennedy when he was trying to convince the liberal lion of the Senate to endorse his wife for president. "A few years ago, this guy would have been getting us coffee," Clinton told Kennedy, according to the book -- a comment that angered Kennedy, who later endorsed Obama. Sharpton, speaking...
  • Harry Reid Responds To The Comments He Made From The Book Game Change (Video)

    01/11/2010 12:46:08 PM PST · by Talkradio03 · 4 replies · 274+ views
    hotairpundit ^ | 1/11/10 | HAP
    Video of Reid speaking in Apex Nevada, he is asked about the comments from the book game change (video)