Review: 'Fair Game' Movies, posted by Editor, Palo Alto Online, on Nov 12, 2010 at 12:33 pm
Political junkies already know the tale of Valerie Plame and Joe Wilson. Those who don't know about the sordid affair are the target audience for Doug Liman's film "Fair Game," based on Plame's memoir "Fair Game" and Wilson's "The Politics of Truth." -- PC
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Posted by Gordon, a resident of the Midtown neighborhood, on Nov 12, 2010 at 3:42 pm
Joe Wilson gave away his own wife's name in a resume that he published, hoping to attract some interest for a job, which he quickly removed, once his game was up. He and his wife, Valerie, are social climbers of the typical sort, in DC. They are now trying to make money via law suits and movie deals.
The type of people who will watch this movie are the same ones that watched other hoots, likes those from Al Gore and Michael Moore and Oliver Stone. Same old crowd.
Posted by Bruce, a resident of the Downtown North neighborhood, on Nov 12, 2010 at 4:54 pm
What's wrong with Gore, Moore and Stone? "An Inconvenient Truth" (Gore) won Best Documentary at the Oscars in 2006; Michael Moore's riveting "Bowling for Columbine" won Best Documentary in 2003; and Stone's "Platoon" won Best Picture at the Academy Awards in 1986 and is still widely considered to be one of the best war films ever made.
Sounds to me like you just don't like filmmakers with any kind of progressive mindset. Sorry to burst your bubble, but most actors and filmmakers tend to lean at least a little to the left. There aren't a ton of artistic conservatives in the world.
Posted by Older and Wiser, a resident of the Greenmeadow neighborhood, on Nov 13, 2010 at 12:21 pm
Gordon: you are correct. It matters not one whit to those who wish to believe the fairy-tale that the fairy tale is made up.
It doesn't matter that Ms. Plame did not work "covert", nor had left the country for years, thus no longer considered "covert" by the rules of what qualifies one as covert.
It doesn't matter that her "cover' was non-existent at parties, that it was well known that she used to be "covert" and wasn't any longer.
It is irrelevant that she broke all civilized rules for conflict of interest, and nominated her own husband for the "yellow cake" job, and it doesn't matter that her own husband outed himself in a NY Times editorial, breaking all rules concerning secrecy around his own mission. It doesn't matter that one google search would find who his wife is, and it doesn't matter that it was a journalist who "leaked" her well-known name, not "those big, evil Republicans in the White House". It doesn't matter that all "intelligence" is evaluated by higher ups, that no one person in the lower rungs is presumed to have all the answers, inluding Joe Wilson.
I will not see the movie, the original propoganda made me ill enough.Just another in a long line of propoganda, made to seduce the gullible.
The older I get, the more disgusted I get by how little actual facts seem to matter to anyone any more. Maybe it was always like this, and I have just wised up.