March 1st, 2012
01:25 PM ET
3 years ago

Palin PAC: 'Game Change' is 'fact change'

(CNN) – Sarah Palin took a hit at the upcoming television film based on her time as the 2008 vice presidential nominee Thursday, releasing a mock trailer portraying her candidacy in a much rosier light than the film's actual preview.

"Game Change," set to air on HBO March 10, stars Julianne Moore as Sarah Palin. A trailer released in January (WATCH) cast Palin as the villain of the 2008 contest, a portrayal advisers to Palin shot down in a conference call with reporters last week.

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On Thursday Palin's political action committee SarahPAC released a video (WATCH) mocking the film, editing together complimentary clips from newscasts and interviews to present a positive portrait of Palin's candidacy. Left out is the behind-the-scenes whispering the "Game Change" trailer features heavily.

The mock trailer begins with a play on the film's title. The text "Game Change" transforms to "Fact Change," and a clip of Moore answering the phone with "This is Sarah" intros the words: "No, this is Sarah."

What follows is a two-and-a-half minute montage of television clips and newspaper headlines from 2008 proclaiming Palin an asset to Sen. John McCain's presidential campaign.

Palin is described as a "feisty, strong, tough and straight-talking governor," and someone who has "completely transformed the entire race, probably the entire party."

Former President Bill Clinton, in an interview, is shown calling Palin "Gutsy, spirited, real."

Former McCain advisers, portrayed in the film's trailer as fretful over Palin's intelligence and temperament, are shown in SarahPAC's video praising the former candidate.

Top adviser Steve Schmidt is shown saying "Her focus is extraordinary. She's working 15, 16 hours a day. We're very pleased with the results."

Schmidt, portrayed by Woody Harrelson in the HBO film, has been blamed for many of the anti-Palin stories following McCain's loss.

In the call with reporters last week, several current and former Sarah Palin advisers said Schmidt was responsible for spreading falsehoods about Palin that became the basis for storylines in the book "Game Change" was based upon.

A press release from SarahPAC explains the video as an attempt to set facts straight ahead of the film's release.

"Game Change is just the most recent example in a long history of facts being distorted for profit," the release said.

It adds, "Behind Game Change's slanderous agenda is a trail of money leading straight to the Barack Obama campaign and the Democrat Party."

HBO, like CNN, is owned by Time Warner.

CNN Political Reporter Peter Hamby contributed to this report

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soundoff (313 Responses)
  1. refman sees

    It is all about the money for her! Get all you can while you can. Making a paultry low level income in Alaska is not her cup of tea. She went after the big bucks and has successfully embraced being a upper 1% Republican. Now shw can lord it over the little people in Alaska that hate her! She cannot go to, some communities because they despise her so much! So Scottsdale Arizona is her safe haven! sometimes she makes so little sense on FOX news that I wonder why they keep her on the payroll. Thanks goodness she was not my Governor?

    March 2, 2012 02:57 am at 2:57 am |
  2. SixDegrees

    Yawn. Palin's fifteen minutes are long since up.

    March 2, 2012 03:29 am at 3:29 am |
  3. TJ

    Sarah Palin and her clan provide incontrovertible proof that redneck gene pool exists everywhere.

    March 2, 2012 03:59 am at 3:59 am |
  4. Fred Riek

    Sarah who?

    March 2, 2012 04:42 am at 4:42 am |
  5. Cindy

    Palin is so feisty, strong, and tough that she quit the governorship of Alaska before even finishing one term. She is so gutsy, spirited and real that she ducked the 2012 GOP presidential race. Instead of getting her hands on all the news she can read, she reads all the news she can get on her hands (with a felt pen). Her 15 minutes are over.

    March 2, 2012 04:52 am at 4:52 am |
  6. Richard

    "A press release from SarahPAC explains the video as an attempt to set facts straight ahead of the film's release.

    "Game Change is just the most recent example in a long history of facts being distorted for profit," the release said.

    It adds, "Behind Game Change's slanderous agenda is a trail of money leading straight to the Barack Obama campaign and the Democrat Party.""

    Translation: Give our SarahPAC money instead, please?

    March 2, 2012 05:41 am at 5:41 am |
  7. John

    The movie Is has bad has she Is. I would watch It if they pay me. When are you people are just getting over this Idiot. Haven't you all ready make her Rich enough. I never seen so many People want to pay this Idiot for just being DUMB.

    March 2, 2012 05:45 am at 5:45 am |
  8. bear

    President Obama is to blame sounds familiar. Soon the catholic Church will be blaming him for Pedophile Priest cover up.

    March 2, 2012 06:05 am at 6:05 am |
  9. me

    I'm failing to comprehend what they disagree with.

    March 2, 2012 06:22 am at 6:22 am |
  10. cecilia

    I am so happy for Sarah, bless her little heart and brain. there is nothing better for a martyr than to believe someone is lying about them.

    March 2, 2012 06:28 am at 6:28 am |
  11. Billy X

    Sarah is the perfect example of the anti Horatio Alger story that is "success" in today's America. If you can get one toe in the door, and keep yourself in the "news" any way you can, you'll be on the cover of every magazine on the newsstand. Her "talent" is right up there with Kim Kardasian and Snooki from Jersey Shore!

    March 2, 2012 06:31 am at 6:31 am |
  12. TM

    And what does the Quitter call that piece of revisionist history SHE put out? Palin's world is devoid of anything resembling facts or truth.

    March 2, 2012 06:41 am at 6:41 am |
  13. SurRy

    Palin PAC? Are fools still sending this loser their money?

    March 2, 2012 06:51 am at 6:51 am |
  14. jesse james. take them to street and shoot them like the dogs they are

    Sarah palin is all about money.

    March 2, 2012 06:58 am at 6:58 am |
  15. Reddog9500

    Spin, Sarah, spin. But keep in mind that the only ones who believe you are your base. The rest of the country would just rather you went away. Far, far away. (Gingrich's moon colony?)

    March 2, 2012 07:00 am at 7:00 am |
  16. David8067

    "Game Change is just the most recent example in a long history of facts being distorted for profit," the release said.

    Count me as yet another who diod a spit-take with my morning coffee, when reading this bit of hypocrisy – Palin, you've made a cottage industry out of doing this same thing.

    March 2, 2012 07:21 am at 7:21 am |
  17. Cfrench

    Palin and her supporters can disagree with the HBO production all they want, what they can't dispute is what has been proven to the entire world through Palin's own words, that she's a blithering idiot with an IQ that doesn't crack 100. Facts are facts, the entire world has seen her and judged her accordingly.

    March 2, 2012 07:23 am at 7:23 am |
  18. David Mann

    Question....if Sarah Palin announced tomorrow that she was running for President would John McCain endorse her? Of course not. He made the biggest blunder in political history picking that nimrod.

    March 2, 2012 07:36 am at 7:36 am |
  19. joco

    If they are attacking you Sarah you must be doing something right! Haters will always hate.

    March 2, 2012 07:39 am at 7:39 am |
  20. Marcia Greenwood, IN

    If the Democrats were making a movie-they would not be making one about Sarah Palin-she is yesterday's news, a has been or more truthful-a never was

    March 2, 2012 07:49 am at 7:49 am |
  21. MakeThemEatCake

    Trail of money leading back to the White House and the Democratic party? She isn't a candidate in any upcoming election. Probably not going to be a candidate in elections after that (state or federal). Yet a major political party (and the President of the United States) is leading a public smear campaign against her .. reputation?? In trying to, first, figure out why this "movie" was made, and second figure out why this "movie" was made my brain is starting to hurt.

    March 2, 2012 07:50 am at 7:50 am |
  22. trex

    Palin can see Mount Olympus from her caldron

    March 2, 2012 07:51 am at 7:51 am |
  23. OKTOGO77

    "Behind Game Change's slanderous agenda is a trail of money leading straight to the Barack Obama campaign and the Democrat Party."

    Oh, please....as usual, she's pointing her finger in the wrong direction. She needs to turn that finger of blame towards her own party and her own narcissism and idiocy.

    March 2, 2012 07:57 am at 7:57 am |
  24. joe dokes

    Funny about being in the public eye. You can't control what other people think of you. Ms. Palin, if you don't like negative comments, leave public life. It's that simple.

    March 2, 2012 07:58 am at 7:58 am |
  25. vatoloke

    The Ice Princess still on her Majical History Tour I see.

    March 2, 2012 08:07 am at 8:07 am |
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