Palin adviser knocks 'Game Change' win at Golden Globes
January 14th, 2013
08:33 AM ET
1 year ago

Palin adviser knocks 'Game Change' win at Golden Globes

Washington (CNN) - An adviser to Sarah Palin chided the Hollywood Foreign Press Association on Monday for awarding several Golden Globes to the HBO political drama “Game Change.”

The film, based on the book of the same name by the journalists John Heilemann and Mark Halperin, was a critical portrait of Palin’s tumultuous role in John McCain’s 2008 presidential campaign. The movie picked up three Golden Globes Sunday evening, including one for best mini-series or motion picture made for television.

Julianne Moore also won an award for her portrayal of Palin. Ed Harris won for playing McCain.

Palin aide Jason Recher called the film a work of fiction.

"It comes as no surprise that the Hollywood Foreign Press recognized another Hollywood group, HBO, for their work of fiction and awarded a prize for best fictional filmmaking,” Recher told CNN. “The reality was an original American story, not a screenplay by people who only imagined events to fit their fiction."

Recher and other Palin loyalists from the 2008 campaign have been sharply critical of the film since it was released early last year. At the time, Palin’s political action committee responded with a slickly-produced video montage of pundits praising Palin’s impact on the McCain campaign.

Palin backers say the movie is based primarily on the biased accounts of former McCain advisers Steve Schmidt and Nicolle Wallace, two of Palin’s fiercest critics.

The creators of the film, Jay Roach and Danny Strong, have defended their work, saying they relied on people both critical of and sympathetic to the former Alaska governor in developing the project.

In her acceptance speech, Moore thanked comedian Tina Fey and former CBS anchor Katie Couric for making “a significant difference in the 2008 election.” Fey famously mocked Palin on Saturday Night Live, and Couric won plaudits for an interview with Palin in which the vice presidential nominee seemed flustered and unprepared.

Recher said Sunday’s award show was a vivid example of Hollywood liberalism at work.

"The media is reporting last night was Hollywood shining the light on and celebrating women,” he said. “It’s clear however they only celebrate women who fit their political ideology. Women who don’t conform to their liberal values are torn down in terribly harsh ways - a clear double standard which was awarded last night.”


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soundoff (186 Responses)
  1. JimmyFlim

    "It’s clear however they only celebrate women who fit their political ideology."

    So wait a minute, if a female reincarnation of Hitler were to come to fruition, we're supposed to celebrate it because it's a step forward for women?

    January 14, 2013 03:27 pm at 3:27 pm |
  2. jack

    Jason Recher is upset? How about the rest of us? We're all upset that Palin was uleashed to be nothing more than a thorn in our side that just won't go away. She was/is the most unqualified candidate that I have ever seen. McCain was fool to have picked her.

    January 14, 2013 03:30 pm at 3:30 pm |
  3. GI Joe

    I watched it on my computer (yes, it's free for all to see) and it was hysterical. It showed her narcissisistic nature and what an ignorant spoiled brat she really is. Little hissy fits throughout. Must see.

    It also further denigrated old man mcsongbird's judgement.

    January 14, 2013 03:33 pm at 3:33 pm |
  4. elvis costanza

    Palin is a professional victim and she even needs help from an "aide" for that.

    January 14, 2013 03:34 pm at 3:34 pm |
  5. Larry L

    @JimmyFlim

    "It’s clear however they only celebrate women who fit their political ideology."

    So wait a minute, if a female reincarnation of Hitler were to come to fruition, we're supposed to celebrate it because it's a step forward for women?
    ================================================================================================
    We'd be celebrating the birth of Ann Coulter?

    January 14, 2013 03:36 pm at 3:36 pm |
  6. TX Dann

    It's hard to call recreations of live interviews and tv spots a work of fiction. I still remember when she called "what books have you read recently" a "gotcha" question.

    January 14, 2013 03:39 pm at 3:39 pm |
  7. Bruce

    Palin's aide was correct to imply the movie was fiction, Julianne Moore portraly made her look intelegent compared to the real Sarah Palin.

    January 14, 2013 03:39 pm at 3:39 pm |
  8. Bart

    How does Mr. Recher know any of this? Because Palin told him so?

    January 14, 2013 03:41 pm at 3:41 pm |
  9. sassysticks53

    "John created a monster, I am hoping she just goes away, you will see her in 2016' I bet, she is getting ready to throw her hat in the ring. She would love nothing more than to be the first female President. She has a point to prove to everyone."

    LOL! Let her throw her bird brain in the ring for 2016! Please! She's the gift that keeps on giving to Dems.

    January 14, 2013 03:47 pm at 3:47 pm |
  10. sassysticks53

    I'm impressed that Palin still making the liberal heads explode!...funny!

    I'm more impressed that you low info voters are still supporting the Imbecilla from Wasilla!... hysterial!

    January 14, 2013 03:50 pm at 3:50 pm |
  11. sassysticks53

    I mean "hysterical!"

    January 14, 2013 03:51 pm at 3:51 pm |
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