Shocker: HBO Palin Movie Full of Falsehoods

Posted: Feb 17, 2012 2:24 PM

Whenever I hear plans of Hollywood making a movie about a conservative politician, in particular a female conservative, I ask myself, "What could possibly go wrong? Oh wait, everything." This is the case for the new HBO film "Game Change," due out next month. The film is supposedly a realistic look at the 2008 presidential campaign when Arizona Senator John McCain tapped Sarah Palin for be his vice presidential nominee, but according to Palin and her top aide, the film is full of falsehoods and should be classified as fiction, not based on fact. From the Washington Post:

A top aide to Sarah Palin says the upcoming HBO movie documenting the 2008 presidential campaign is a work of fiction based on “manipulating history.”

In a statement provided to The Washington Post, SarahPAC treasurer Tim Crawford said HBO’s “Game Change,” which is based on a popular book by Mark Halperin and John Heilemann and debuts next month, is likely to be riddled with falsehoods.

“I haven’t seen HBO’s latest effort at manipulating history,” Crawford said. “However, based upon the description and reports from people who have viewed the film ‘Game Change,’ HBO has distorted, twisted and invented facts to create a false narrative and attract viewers. They call it a docu-drama; there is little “docu” in it. HBO must add a disclaimer that this movie is fiction.”

Palin herself weighed in on the movie over the weekend, telling “Fox News Sunday” that she should be credited with spawning a whole industry of impersonators.

“I’m really not concerned about an HBO movie based on a false narrative when there are so many other things to be concerned about,” Palin said. “I think we’re going to call that a Sarah Palin Employment Act, and you guys need to thank me for employing more people probably in their imitations of Sarah Palin than the president has put Americans to work.”


Considering HBO is the home of Bill Maher, an unflattering portrayal of Sarah Palin by the network isn't surprising.