Sarah Palin’s top aides held a conference call to denounce the forthcoming HBO movie “Game Change,” which like any ultraliberal media production, knocks Palin as a mentally imbalanced moron. Reporters are already underlining the Palin aides haven’t seen the movie.
But isn’t that the point? As Pat Buchanan once said about another subject, “Does one need to lift the manhole cover to know what’s below?” Did the Clinton team wait to see the movie before begging ABC to kill “Race to 9/11”? Did the Kennedy team wait to see the miniseries “The Kennedys” before getting it demoted to the Reelz channel? The Palin folks can be pretty certain — especially since the trailer itself announces it’s a hit job.
Just see the rave review of Baltimore TV critic David Zurawik, who has seen this transparent propaganda, and the game is over.
But HBO wants to paint the Democrats as the valiant heroes and paint the Republicans as the paranoid crazy women. Nobody needs to wait until March to wonder whether HBO is ridiculous when it puts out a statement calling this movie “a balanced portrayal of the McCain/Palin campaign.”