Why I won’t be watching Game Change
Palin-hatred reaches its ugly climax wth Game Change, HBO’s high-profile movie about Sarah Palin in the 2008 presidential campaign. As soon as I read some of the things being said in this movie about Palin’s supposed ignorance, such as that she didn’t know the difference between North and South Korea, and also read that the principal advisor to the movie was the number one Palin smearer himself, McCain’s 2008 campaign manager Steve Schmidt, I knew this movie was a pack of lies. Schmidt began spreading obvious and fantastical lies about Palin the moment the 2008 election was over, and has kept at it ever since. Now Stacy Drake at Big Hollywood details the movie’s falsehoods. She also gives Schmidt’s motivation for injecting such untruths into the movie as that it was the selection of Palin that resulted in McCain’s defeat:
He is trying to absolve himself of responsibility for the bad decisions he (and the Wallaces) made and the campaign they ran. They told their convenient version of events to left-leaning activists in the entertainment industry who loved the lies so much they made a movie out of them.Other VFR entries on Schmidt and his campaign of personal destruction against Palin are here, here, and here.
I am not a supporter or admirer of Sarah Palin’s. I have criticized her strongly over the years, culminating in my remarks about her last August. But this movie is not about criticism. It is about the organized generation of irrational hatred against a chosen target, which is the left’s specialty.