Monday Morning Is Upon Us

So, who’s seen the latest Sean Penn movie, Fair Game”?

Fair Game isn’t truth, or history, it isn’t even an exercise in mild revisionism. It’s the perpetuation of a Big Lie more suitable for a Politburo, than a Hollywood studio. Hopefully there are still enough Americans grounded in reality to know that Penn’s latest endeavor in agitprop doesn’t belong under some allegedly big political tent spanning from Hollywood to DC. Given the Post’s editorial, Fair Game has more in common with a Pee Wee Herman big adventure, than anything reality-based, or the least bit politically truthful.

And, apparently no one has seen it.

[N]early a month after the movie’s release, box office reports show that the film has earned $6.2 million domestically and $12.2 million overall. It cost
$22 million to produce.

Read more:

From The Washington Post review last month :

. “Fair Game” is the kind of taut, serious adult drama Hollywood rarely produces anymore. Quality-starved audiences should flock to it, if only to ensure that more of them get made.

But now, the Washington Post has a scathing editorial about the flick, apparently motivated by what Mrs. Plame had to say about the movie’s accuracy:

The protagonists portrayed in the movie, former diplomat Joseph C. Wilson IV and former spy Valerie Plame, claim that it tells the true story of their battle with the Bush administration over Iraqi weapons of mass destruction and Ms. Plame’s exposure as a CIA agent. “It’s accurate,” Ms. Plame told The Post. Said Mr. Wilson: “For people who have short memories or don’t read, this is the only way they will remember that period.”

We certainly hope that is not the case. In fact, “Fair Game,” based on books by Mr. Wilson and his wife, is full of distortions – not to mention outright inventions.

Of course no one wanted to see this movie. That’s not why it was made. It’s an Oscar contender, don’t you know? It’s the buzz for Best Actor, Best Actress, and Best Picture. THAT is the way this fiction gets turned into history. And, as Plame said, that is how you get people to remember the FICTION, not the facts.

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2 Comments on “Monday Morning Is Upon Us”

  1. agiledog Says:

    Editorial note:

    Your first link called “Fair Game” appears to go nowhere, as does your second “Washington Post” link.

    Now, did you really think there was any chance that a Sean Penn/Hollyweird movie would tell any truth about this?

  2. Car in Says:

    Crap. I really fubard those links.

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