Palin adviser knocks 'Game Change' win at Golden Globes
January 14th, 2013
08:33 AM ET
5 years 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. Hopeful middle class American

    Sarah Palin needs to answer celebrity questions, because that is what she decided to be when she abandoned her home state of Alaska. So quit asking her political questions. She is not qualified to answer them. If she were a politician she would still be relevant in those circles. Sarah be glad you jumped ship before your Tea Spilled. Now democrats have to wipe it up.

    January 14, 2013 02:25 pm at 2:25 pm |
  2. Hillcrester

    Palin who?

    January 14, 2013 02:28 pm at 2:28 pm |
  3. Kris Jackson

    I must say I'm impressed with how long Palin is taking to implode. I keep expecting to hear she's declared bankruptcy, or went nuts on a flight attendant, or checked into some kind of rehab. She's stretched her fifteen minutes out far beyond plausibility.

    January 14, 2013 02:29 pm at 2:29 pm |
  4. Nathan

    Its a shame when a person does not know their limitations. Palin in the talent department is 7 legs short of being an octopus. Unfortunately for us she just will not go away.

    January 14, 2013 02:33 pm at 2:33 pm |
  5. JohnW

    Palin to the world: "I matter!"
    World, in response: "Meh."

    January 14, 2013 02:36 pm at 2:36 pm |
  6. inAlaska

    I used to work for her on her governor campaign....Game Change was spot on. Congrats to the winners!

    January 14, 2013 02:37 pm at 2:37 pm |
  7. ted

    Sarah Palin has an adviser? Really? Someone please tell her that her 15 minutes of fame were up 4.5 years ago.

    January 14, 2013 02:37 pm at 2:37 pm |
  8. Observer

    It wasn't the movie that made millions of Americans think that Palin is a world-class doofus.

    January 14, 2013 02:38 pm at 2:38 pm |
  9. rich

    When Palin heard "Game Change" she though it was another reality show for Brystol.

    January 14, 2013 02:42 pm at 2:42 pm |
  10. AZ Girl

    Ms Moore did an AWESOME job portraying Ms Palin. The movie as well was great and during some points sympathic to her. To be honest, I think it put McCain is a worse light and the attempts to pander to women and conservatives. Congrats Ms Moore on the award. As well acted as "The kids are alright".

    January 14, 2013 02:43 pm at 2:43 pm |
  11. Thatguy371

    Our society has shifted into a critical mass explosion if the trailer set now gets advisers. And now I just need to hurry over to the sticky tape portraits story so I can finish my important news fix today.

    January 14, 2013 02:47 pm at 2:47 pm |
  12. Pete in Guilford

    Typical hypocrisy from Palin. Hollywood was a good enough place for her daughter to go to try to be the next Kardashian.

    January 14, 2013 02:47 pm at 2:47 pm |
  13. ron

    Said it before and I'll say it again. Sarah, just go away.

    January 14, 2013 02:56 pm at 2:56 pm |
  14. albertabound

    If you took Palin's brain and meshed it with her advisor's brain, then stuffed them up a mosquito's butt,they would rattle like a BB in a boxcar.

    January 14, 2013 02:58 pm at 2:58 pm |
  15. russ139

    I could not bring myself to watch the movie because it would reprise the unbelievable absurdity of her candidacy. That she might have become the next-in-line as President of the United States is no laughing matter, folks.

    January 14, 2013 03:01 pm at 3:01 pm |
  16. gemini

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

    January 14, 2013 03:02 pm at 3:02 pm |
  17. WhereIsPalin

    This guy's an "advisor" to Palin. What is he supposed to do..........tell the truth??

    January 14, 2013 03:03 pm at 3:03 pm |
  18. JFK

    Is she still shucking and jivin? Doesn't she realize how irrelevant she is?

    January 14, 2013 03:04 pm at 3:04 pm |
  19. Homer

    Recher's an idiot. Meryl Streep won LAST YEAR for playing Margaret Freaking Thatcher!

    January 14, 2013 03:07 pm at 3:07 pm |
  20. Hillcrester

    Again, Palin who?

    January 14, 2013 03:14 pm at 3:14 pm |
  21. OutAlaska

    I used to work for her on her governor campaign......Game Change wasn't even close to what really happened. No kudos here!

    January 14, 2013 03:15 pm at 3:15 pm |
  22. sassysticks53


    Katie Couric is more Dumber than Palin and No Where to be found.

    HA, ha, ha,"

    Why is CNN allowing 3-year olds to post on their forum?

    January 14, 2013 03:18 pm at 3:18 pm |
  23. Batman

    If you guys would stop writing about her, maybe she would just go away.

    January 14, 2013 03:20 pm at 3:20 pm |
  24. eqgold

    Sarah, after your 15 mins were up you needed to turn in your "aide". The unemployed don't need "aides".

    January 14, 2013 03:22 pm at 3:22 pm |
  25. Ram Riva

    cannot believe CNN (the other Fox News) is still printing anything about Ms Sarah Palin......

    January 14, 2013 03:22 pm at 3:22 pm |
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