Dear Roger Ebert: Game Change is Nothing More Than a Sick Liberal Fantasy and Julianne Moore isn’t Sarah Palin

This ain’t Sarah Palin

By Gary P Jackson

Let’s face it, the liberals in Hollywood live in a fantasy world. A world where actual facts matter little. Though Roger Ebert writes for the Chicago Sun-Times he is just as delusional as the rest.

We all know Game Change is nothing more than a hit piece designed to stop Sarah Palin. It was put together by a bunch of Obama sycophants and set to debut as the 2012 presidential race was hitting high gear.

The Hollywood elite assumed Sarah Palin would run for president this year, and be the Republican nominee. Thus guaranteeing their beloved Obama would receive the shellacking of his lifetime in the November election.

This backfired on them, as Palin decided not to run. Now they are stuck with a pile of garbage few will see. To counter this, Julianne Moore, who pathetically tries to play Sarah in this farce, has been all over the talk show circuit doing damage control. Now Roger Ebert, has been enlisted to heap much praise on this schlockfest.

Here is Moore on MSNBC’s Morning Joe claiming everything in the movie was “sourced”:

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Yeah right.

Ebert tittles his piece The greatest actress in American political history. In this love fest he treats Game Change like it’s a documentary, rather than a total work of fiction created with no other purpose in mind than to slander Sarah Palin and her family.

Supporters of Sarah’s, most of whom know her life story as well as Sarah herself does, must read Ebert’s piece. It will have you rolling on the ground in laughter.

That anyone with half a brain thinks the portrayal of Sarah Palin in Game Change has any truth to it whatsoever is laughable on it’s face. Seriously, even Tina Fey’s tortured parody of Palin had more credibility.

There’s a reason why a recent poll in the L.A. Times had readers choosing to see the actual documentary of Sarah Palin’s life, The Undefeated over Game Change by a stunning 76 percent. [to 14 percent for Game Change] Most people recognize bullshit when they see it, and Game Change sets a new “high water mark” for bullshit.

The Undefeated debuts this Sunday [the day after Game Change opens] on Reelz Channel. Reelz is available to more than 62 million cable subscribers, more than twice the number who have HBO.

We all know what those close to Sarah have to say. Both current and former aides have called Game Changesick and inaccurate.”

SarahPAC put out this video to show the real Sarah Palin, and how things actually went down:

The video mentions Sarah’s superior debate skills over Joe Biden. Here’s a bit of a flashback for both Ebert and Moore. In 2008 The Huffington Post put together this video of Sarah Palin debating during the 2006 Alaska gubernatorial campaign. They were well aware of her skill and wanted to make sure Team Obama didn’t take her lightly:

The movie Game Change does it’s best to make those gullible enough to sit through it believe Sarah wasn’t sufficiently vetted. You know, like it was some sort of after thought. A cynical ploy to appeal to women, or something.

Fact is, Sarah Palin was thoroughly vetted by none other than A. B. Culvahouse, a former adviser to President Ronald Reagan, and the go to guy when someone needs vetting for high profile positions.

Here is Culvahouse in 2009 talking to the National Press club about the thorough vetting Sarah received:

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Marisa M. Kashino, writing for the Washingtonian in a lengthy piece entitled: A.B. Culvahouse: The Man Who Vetted Sarah Palin had this to say:

After spending years in the most powerful circles of Washington, the former White House counsel is likely to be remembered most for a single decision: greenlighting Sarah Palin

The walls of A.B. Culvahouse Jr.’s office are the only remarkable things in it. For a corner perch on the tenth floor of a modern downtown DC building, the space is understated. Surely the man who occupies it—a former White House counsel and the chairman of the international law firm O’Melveny & Myers—deserves something larger and nicer.

But the mementos on the walls are impressive. One photo shows Culvahouse during his first day on the job at the White House with President Ronald Reagan. Another shows him in the Oval Office with Reagan, Vice President George H.W. Bush, and Reagan chief of staff Howard Baker. Culvahouse says he’s not supposed to have that one—it’s an original print of the meeting that took place the day former national-security adviser John Poindexter testified about his role in the Iran-Contra affair.

There are framed thank-you notes from some of the high-profile figures Culvahouse has helped through vetting and confirmation processes, an area that has become a specialty of his since he left the White House. Supreme Court justice David Souter, now retired, sent along his words of appreciation after he was confirmed to the high court with Culvahouse’s assistance. Current Defense Secretary Robert Gates wrote a thank-you after Culvahouse helped Gates become George H.W. Bush’s CIA director.

There is, however, a notable omission.

Few people outside the Beltway had heard of Culvahouse before the 2008 presidential election, when the Republican nominee, Arizona senator John McCain, asked him to vet his vice-presidential contenders. There isn’t a shred of evidence on the walls that would indicate the role Culvahouse played in launching the national career of McCain’s choice, Alaska governor turned queen of the Tea Party Sarah Palin.

Nothing here would indicate that only 2½ years ago, Culvahouse was on the phone in the conference room next door, interviewing Palin until 3 am Washington time to determine whether she would be a suitable running mate.

It was from that conference room that Culvahouse asked Palin, who was in Arizona, what he calls “the stock questions”: Why did she want to be Vice President? Was she prepared to use nuclear weapons in defense of the American homeland? If we had Osama bin Laden in our sights but taking the shot guaranteed civilian casualties, would she give the go-ahead?

Though Culvahouse won’t reveal Palin’s specific responses, he says he was reassured by them.

She gave a very thoughtful answer to all those questions. People who are more experienced, more savvy—maybe some of them gave less savvy answers,” he says with a look that indicates he’s referring to some of McCain’s other VP contenders.

There was more: “On the phone, it was clear she had a personality that fills the room. A certain aura about her.”

Culvahouse sensed then the charisma that would propel Palin into folk-hero status among the Republican base and allow her to lead a new movement.

I recently republished an interview Sarah did with Larry Kudlow in June of 2008. Though the interview was about the need for energy independence, the talk got around to John McCain and the fact Sarah was on his short list. This sorta puts the “last minute, Hail Mary” meme to bed.

Though the backers of Game Change are struggling to salvage their credibility, their effort is an exercise in futility. Over the last few weeks all sorts of revelations about the movie, those backing it, writing it, directing it, and acting in it are coming out. That this is nothing more than a political hit piece of the most vile in nature is an understatement.

John Nolte, writing for Breitbart’s Big Hollywood notes the movie is nothing more than an in-kind contribution to the Obama re-election campaign.

o understand just what a heinous piece of propaganda HBO has produced on behalf of President Obama, we have to go back in time to paint a complete contextual picture. HBO announced “Game Change” in early March of last year. This was after a difficult year for the president, when his approval ratings were in worse shape than they are now. This was also a time when many believed, including myself, that Governor Palin would enter the 2012 race to challenge Obama.

In other words, it’s just a fact that when HBO decided to pull the trigger, the possibility was very real that Palin could become president of the United States. So what did HBO choose to do as a response? Here are the facts:

1.HBO chose to adapt into a feature film the 10 percent of a 350-plus page book that focused on a vice presidential candidate.

2.HBO chose not to adapt into a feature film that portion of the book focusing on what might have given us some insight into the man currently residing in the Oval Office.

3. HBO chose a book written by two men who were not on the campaign trail with Governor Palin, who made a conscious choice of their own to tell only the side of the story coming from those who refused to go on the record. Those willing to go on the record, those willing to stake their reputations on their side of the story, were all but ignored by these authors.

4.HBO chose to give left-wing partisans, who openly support Obama, millions of dollars to bring their vision of his likely challenger to life.

5. HBO chose as a release date (their absurdly dishonest protests aside) the Saturday after Super Tuesday. Think about this: If it’s March of 2011, and you’re remaking “The Hidden,” and you’re thinking ahead to the most likely day the alien might be one step away from obtaining power, what better day to rush in with your flamethrower than the Saturday after Super Tuesday?

The five points I’ve listed above are not opinions; they are facts. They are conscious choices made during the political reality of the time by multi-millionaires like Hanks, Roach and Strong backed by one of the most powerful multi-national corporations on the planet. If there was any justice in the world, HBO would now have to register as a super PAC, and the corrupt mainstream media would treat it with the same contempt and foreboding it does any super PAC backing Mitt Romney or Newt Gingrich.

This might not sound like a standard movie review, but the best reviews don’t break down the plot; they give you insight into what the movie is trying to say and why it’s trying to saying it. HBO’s “Game Change” is a firewall that cost millions of dollars and that was built just in case…

Pardon my mixing of movie metaphors, but Moore portrays Palin as a Manchurian Candidate for the extreme right who is activated by a phone call from the McCain campaign. Like a hypnotized spy, she’s humorless, incapable of any kind of emotional connection with anyone, bewildered by circumstance and absolutely determined to meet the goal she’s been programmed to complete. She’s cold, snippy, power-hungry and cruel. Yes, she’s dangerously ignorant of the simplest ways by which the world works, but it’s her calculating political instincts (and we rubes who fall for her beauty, simplicity and venomous hate for Obama) that see her through to triumph.

HBO informs us that Palin speaks in tongues. Moreover, we’re asked to believe that a self-made governor — an honor student who put herself through college, is “flipping” fascinated to discover Germany was our enemy during the world wars. We’re told that the very same woman who gave this interview in 2008 had no idea in 2008 that England has a prime minister. We’re instructed that the engaged governor, who wrote these emails and who sent her son to war and who understands the complexities of harvesting and trading energy like few others, is shocked to learn Saddam Hussein wasn’t behind 9/11, needs a flashcard to memorize what NAFTA is and has never heard of the Federal Reserve.

Did you know that the very same person with extraordinary poise and aplomb, weathering unprecedented media attacks intentionally designed to distort her record and who she is as a human being, breaks and melts down into a fetal position while under pressure? Did you know that the very same person who has never lost her smile or grace, even as her family, including her Down Syndrome son, has been publicly attacked and freak-showed in the cruelest ways imaginable, is a petty, charmless, phone-throwing shrew who demands the firing of others for her own mistakes?

And did you know that the same woman who has been unfailingly loyal to Sen. McCain so scared him with her ruthless ambition that he told a Steve Schmidt begging him to get her under control, “That’s not gonna do it, Steve. She might start turning on me.”

There’s no doubt HBO and its many enablers in the entertainment media will contest this point based on the few short moments we’re allowed to see the Governor with her family and with parents of Down Syndrome children. But even during these scenes, Moore’s one-note performance only shifts into a lower gear. Her hypnotic, unnerving lack of a core is always right below the surface. No matter what the situation, there’s always a dark, calculating vacancy somewhere in this alien’s eyes. And the reasons for this are obvious. HBO and Moore found it imperative to deconstruct Palin’s strengths – her warmth, charisma and extraordinary ability to connect with everyday Americans…

Now that I’ve actually had a chance to screen HBO’s “Game Change,” I can tell you without any hesitation that if you’ve seen the trailer, you’ve seen the movie. The film is nothing more than an extended version of those 107 seconds; for around two hours, Governor Palin is demonized, dehumanized, slandered and maliciously morphed into something unrecognizable – a petty, joyless, snippy, unstable, moronic political mercenary.

Essentially, what HBO and company have done is to bring to life that which justifies the darkest part of their own incapacity to see the humanity in those who might threaten the reelection of Barack Obama.

Read more here.

In December Stacy Drake wrote the first of a series of articles about the movie Behind the Smears of HBO’s “Game Change

Stacy also asks How Can HBO’s Game Change be Fact Based when it’s Based on Gossip and Lies?. This must read includes reviews from many influential liberals who also call the movie a total crock.

There are a good number of articles, by many authors, over at Big Hollywood that expose Game Change for what it is.

Brandon Darby warns readers liberals like Roger Ebert will work over time carrying HBO’s water.

John Nolte tells readers what HBO is afraid to, catching the cable network in a series of lies.

The movie, like many of Palin’s detractors, falsely claims Sarah cost John McCain the election. Anyone who saw the unprecedented crowds who showed up [and still show up] when Sarah Palin shows up, knows that’s another load of BS. Ben Shapiro asks Who do you believe, HBO, or the exit polls?

The movie also continues the lie that people at a McCain/Palin event were shouting, among other things, “kill him” in regards to Obama. As Larry O’Connor points out that was a lie started by Dana Milbank, though it was supposedly domestic terrorist [and Obama running buddy] Bill Ayers, not Obama who the crowds supposedly wanted killed. O’Connor asks Who you gonna believe HBO, or the Secret Service?

Back to the “Palin cost McCain the election” lie, Jeffrey Scott Shapiro provides more evidence, this time from Gallup, that Game Change is full of it.

Shapiro interviews top McCain adviser T. Michael Andrews, who further puts an end to the costing McCain the election nonsense.

Liberty Chick points out Game Change’s lies of omission.

Ben Shapiro points out the extent of left wing media bias as he compares the reaction to The Kennedys vs Game Change.

Dan Riehl notes Sarah Palin’s former national security adviser, Randy Scheunemann, who worked for the McCain campaign, called the portrayal of his interactions with Governor Palin an absolute lie.

Scheunemann goes into some detail about the actual intense interactions he had with Sarah. Obviously these were productive meetings, as he would go on to work for her in the position of national security adviser for some time. Scheunemann would eventually be replaced by Peter Schweizer, a Reagan biographer, and research fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University. Schweizer also penned the best seller Throw Them All Out about corruption in Washington.

Oh, and the principles behind Game Change: Tom Hanks, Jay Roach, Woody Harrelson, and Ed Harris donated $200,000 to democrats and $0 to Republicans.

But according to Moore and Ebert, Game Change is a fair portrayal of Sarah Palin and the events surrounding the 2008 election. If you believe this, I have some ocean front property in Central Texas that has your name written all over it.

Game Change is nothing more than propaganda designed to help Obama, had Sarah Palin been the Republican nominee. It’s the only reason the movie was ever made. No amount of spin by the likes of Ebert and Moore is going to change that.

Too many people know the truth about Sarah Palin, and what actually happened during the 2008 campaign. All are willing to go on record. On the other hand, none of the people who HBO “sourced” are willing to do the same. That tells you all you need to know.

Game Change is a sick liberal fantasy, and Julianne Moore is no Sarah Palin. On Sunday night I’ll be joining those 76 percent who chose The Undefeated over Game Change. Unlike Hollywood, I like to deal in reality.



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12 responses to “Dear Roger Ebert: Game Change is Nothing More Than a Sick Liberal Fantasy and Julianne Moore isn’t Sarah Palin

  1. GregoryTartaglia

    Ebert should know about sick fantasies as the author of that cinematic classic “Behind the Valley of the Dolls”

  2. Joy

    You have written the definitive statement/backgrounder on this cinematic/video POS – for which I thank you and which I’m sharing all around with friends via email, Twitter & Facebook! Let the blowback begin!!

    • Gary P

      Thanks Joy. Mostly linked to other folk’s articles. There is just SO much truth about this worthless movie out there. We got to continually hammer this home.

      Stacy has been all over this, as have been the gang over at the “Bigs” Breitbart may be gone, but he’s left an incredible legacy of great reporters.

  3. mte sis, the tea has been spilt. no lies detected in this article and you and snatched ebert’s wig so hard his ancestors felt it..

  4. This was a fun read. It’s a lot of text defending a woman who has to write notes on her hand to remember things and who can’t name a newspaper or magazine she reads regularly when asked for one. Just the name. No specifics. For someone who thinks being versed in international politics means you can see Russia from her house (or vice versa).

    Honestly I don’t get why you support palin. She’s as much of a dud as Biden is. If this was about a movie about Joe Biden putting his foot in his mouth you would hardly find pages upon pages of Dems defending Biden.

    I really don’t get it.

    • Gary P Jackson

      You don’t get it because you’re ignorant and easily manipulated.

      Palin was a successful two term Mayor who took Wasilla, Alaska from a dirt road town with almost zero infrastructure and created a modern city, the fastest growing in Alaska. Her policies made Wasilla the trading hub for the entire Mat-Su Valley, which is roughly the size of the state of Delaware. There are roughly 7500 people living in Wasilla, but thanks to Palin’s vision, about 50,000 a day shop there.

      Palin was the most popular governor in the nation. Her approval rating was consistently between 93% and 88% throughout most of her term. She slashed budgets, took on the entire corrupt Republican Party, with many going to prison, and reformed Alaska’s ethics.

      She would leave Alaska, which was in the hole when she took over as governor, with $15 billion in surplus.

      Palin took on the largest corporation on the planet, Exxon-Mobil, and whipped them like a rented mule. She reformed the relationship between the people of Alaska, who own the oil and natural gas, and Big Oil.

      Palin is a best selling author and well paid public speaker.

      What have YOU accomplished in your life?

      By all means, call her stupid though, because we know your guy [Obama] is such a brilliant leader.

      Just some of Obama’s brilliance:

      Obama thinks we have 57 states

      Obama thinks Austrians speak “Austrian”

      He thinks Europe is a country

      Obama thinks asthmatics use a breathalyzer

      Obama thinks Navy and Marine medics are “corpsemen’ [too stupid to pronounce it CORE-MAN corpsman]

      On Memorial Day Obama claimed her saw “many of those being honored” sitting in the crowd.

      Should I go on?

      Oh, and don’t get me started on Joe Biden. He’s industrial strength stupid.

      Go learn some real history about Sarah Palin so the next time you drop by you don’t bore the hell out of me or our readers with your stupidity and canned talking points. I suggest going to Amazon and order Kay Cashman’s book “Sarah Takes on Big Oil” and “The Undefeated” for starters.

      Now be gone with you.

      • Ogre

        You’re an idiot. Alaska has zero political relevance.

      • Gary P Jackson

        Tell that to Alaskans moron. Alaska hold 20% of the nation’s oil and about 50% of the nation’s natural gas. It’s also the first line of defense from attacks from the far east. (Russia, North Korea, China)

        You know who has no political relevance? You.

      • John

        To tell you the truth I usually swing more towards Republican and I think Palin is a complete idiot and so are you! One thing that me and several others have noticed is that a majority of people who support Palin are idiots and it actually makes pretty good sense because you would have to be an idiot to support this lady!

        Your really exaggerating a lot about her approval rating as governor. Yes her approval rating at one point was at 93% but it was NOT consistently between 93% and 88% throughout most of her term! These are her approval ratings by date starting with the first rating:
        May 15, 2007 – 93%
        May 30, 2007 – 89%
        October 19, 2007 – 83%
        April 10, 2008 – 73%
        May 17, 2008 – 69%
        July 30, 2008 – 64%
        September 20, 2008 – 68%
        October 7, 2008 – 63%
        March 24, 2009 – 59%
        May 4, 2009 – 54%
        June 14, 2009 – 56%
        So as you can see her approval rating was NOT consistently between 93% and 88% through most of her term! Palin did not even finish her whole term as governor. She ended up resigning! Also Alaska has a very small population. They only have a population of around 725,000, there one of the lowest populated states. I’d like to see Palin be a governor in a state with a decent sized population where there’s more work to be done!

        So you think all of the Game Change film is false?? Well there’s top people from the McCain campaign who have said several times that most of the film is true and they have talked about things Palin did during the campaign. The people who say the film is false seem to be the people who are close to Palin. Palin’s so dumb she’s was saying the film is not true but she had not even seen the film!

        The McCain campaign was looking for a female to run with McCain because they thought it would close the gender gap and get McCain more female votes so they found Palin but there plan backfired because the campaign did not thoroughly evaluate Palin’s background and ended up finding out that she does not have enough knowledge.

        Her vice presidential debate against Joe Biden was totally scripted and people in the McCain campaign have confirmed that it was! The campaign wrote out answers to questions she would most likely be asked during the debate and they had her memorize them like she’s an actress. She was basically acting! Most of what she was saying was not from her own knowledge.


        You say Obama thinks asthmatics use a breathalyzer. Well I think you need to re watch the speech. His teleprompter went out and he said breathalyzer at first but quickly corrected himself and said “I mean inhaler.” And then he said sorry I haven’t had much sleep in the last 48 hours. He made a little mistake he was doing a lot of campaigning.

        The thing about Obama saying there are 57 states. Obama said he campaigned 57 states and has one to go. Well this is another little mistake! Obama was campaigning the 48 contiguous states. He meant to say he campaigned 47 states and has one to go which would be 48. He made a little mistake and said 57 instead of 47.

        Wooooo he said CORPSE-MAN instead of CORPS-MAN! CORPS and CORPSE is a small pronunciation difference!


        Palin thought Paul Revere was warning the British!

        She thought the first amendment protects against media attacks.

        She did not know what the Federal Reserve does.

        She did not know why there was a North and South Korea.

        She did not know exactly why we were at war.

        She had no knowledge about the financial crisis.

        She could not name one newspaper she reads when asked!

        She could not pronounce Joe Biden’s name right she would say Joe O’ Biden!

        She thought Afghanistan is a neighbor to the U.S.

        She thought the white house has a department of law.

        She thought that many Vice Presidents have never met with the foreign heads of state before taking office.

        She thought Kodiak Island is America’s largest island when really Hawaii is.

        She thought the founding fathers said the pledge of allegiance.

        Go on YouTube and watch videos of Palin doing interviews. Read the comments and you’ll see that a majority of people think this lady is a nimrod. Even republicans say negative things about her!

        Obama graduated from Columbia University with a bachelors degree in political science and a specialty in international relations and then he graduated magna cum laude from Harvard Law School with a law degree(J.D). Magna cum laude is usually a grade point average between a 3.50-3.74 out of a 4.00. Graduating magna cum laude from Harvard Law is pretty amazing I doubt the guy has a low I.Q. Palin on the other hand does not have nearly as good of an education as Obama has and she does not have the type of education for politics! Palin attended 5 different schools for her bachelors degree. She would go to one school for a semester or two then transfer to another school go there for a semester or two then transfer to another and so on. 1 or 2 of the schools she attended were a community college. The other schools she attended were universities that are pretty low ranked and not that hard to get accepted into. She received her bachelors degree from the University of Idaho which she attended for 1-1/2 to 2 years. She majored in communication focusing on journalism.


      • Gary P Jackson

        Wow, so much bullshit, so little time. I’ve followed Sarah Palin’s career closely since she first became Governor of Alaska. Have written extensively about her, her history, and her accomplishments.

        We usually laugh ourselves silly as we delete these long, run-on, copy & paste total bullshit comments, but yours is so blatantly false, we can knock it on it’s ass with just three articles, all written by the beautiful and talented Stacy Drake:

        Stacy Drake: Top 10 Lies of HBO’s “Game Change”

        Stacy Drake: Thanks HBO! Your Time Stamps in “Game Change” Help Us Prove Your Lies

        This includes Governor Palin’s ACTUAL approval ratings:

        Governor Sarah Palin’s Incredible Executive Accomplishments

        Those are actual EXECUTIVE accomplishments, and things Barack Obama could never understand, let alone duplicate.

        You brag about Obama’s education, and give supposed honors, but no one has seen his college transcripts, and few even remember seeing him at any school. Thing is, he could have a stack of degrees as high as the Empire State Building and he’d still be one of the stupidest human beings on the planet, and the worst president in American history.

        The problem with losers, such as yourself, is you assume everyone else is as stupid as you are. Hell, you depend on it. Thing is, most of us already know the truth, which is not on your side, Sunshine.

        Here’s your dumb-ass Obama:

        57 States:

        Thinks Europe is a country:

        Thinks Austrians speak “Austrian”:

        Thinks Hawaii is in ASIA:

        …and this clown was BORN THERE!

        Oh and just general stupid shit he says every time he opens his mouth:

        The actual truth:

        Yesterday during a town hall meeting, President Obama got his facts completely wrong. He stated that a surgeon gets paid $50,000 for a leg amputation when, in fact, Medicare pays a surgeon between $740 and $1,140 for a leg amputation. This payment also includes the evaluation of the patient on the day of the operation plus patient follow-up care that is provided for 90 days after the operation. Private insurers pay some variation of the Medicare reimbursement for this service.

        Have a nice day chump.

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