Washington Post Destroys “Fair Game” Weeks After It Tanks

You remember the movie “Fair Game”, right? No? Well, I guess it was kinda hard to miss, since it was released November 5th, and immediately tanked. Worldwide, it has made a whopping $12 million, with a production cost of $22 million. That earns it a big #FAIL tag.

Yet, almost a month later, the Washington Post decides to drop an editorial on the movie. Props for them destroying it, boo’s for being a month late

WE’RE NOT in the habit of writing movie reviews. But the recently released film “Fair Game” – which covers a poisonous Washington controversy during the war in Iraq – deserves some editorial page comment, if only because of what its promoters are saying about it. 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. To start with the most sensational: The movie portrays Ms. Plame as having cultivated a group of Iraqi scientists and arranged for them to leave the country, and it suggests that once her cover was blown, the operation was aborted and the scientists were abandoned. This is simply false. In reality, as The Post’s Walter Pincus and Richard Leiby reported, Ms. Plame did not work directly on the program, and it was not shut down because of her identification.

It goes on for several more paragraphs, destroying this bit of left wing paranoia and fantasy, which means, of course, that many on the left have gone bat guano crazy. Grasping Reality (and missing) thinks there should be resignations and protests. Balloon Juice, NO QUARTER, TBogg, and Wonk Room provide more Da Cwazy.

Pajamas Media provides some sanity. Personally, I’d rather watch the left go ape. More fun.

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4 Responses to “Washington Post Destroys “Fair Game” Weeks After It Tanks”

  1. captainfish says:

    You know a movie has got to be bad when a liberal rag won’t even endorse it.

  2. True. I just wish they were a little more timely. Though, on reflection, it might have made more moonbats go and suffer through it.

  3. gitarcarver says:

    Wait…… Sean Penn was in a movie?

    Who knew?

    (Actually, the movie is probably another example of a “compost bomb.”)

  4. Trish says:

    While watching the left go ape is great fun, the fact that this movie was even made and Joe and Valerie were claiming it was a factual account is a travesty. I wouldn’t watch Sean Penn do anything, and don’t normally pay him any attention- nothing changes here. But if this movie had been successful- the left would be using it actively, to put GW down. They still cannot get over Bush, they cannot get over their hatred and they cannot get over themselves.

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