March 1st, 2012
01:25 PM ET
11 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. logicnLA

    John Smith- what "good in the world" has this woman done? Name ONE thing she has done to help "the world"
    As for the article, it's so laughable that they are making such a big deal out of this since the previous article on their outrage said that no one has seen the film yet to be able ot judge it. This where the word prejudice comes form – to pre-judge without facts.

    March 1, 2012 02:30 pm at 2:30 pm |
  2. Claudia, Phoenix, AZ

    Let's give Palin credit, she was a "game changer" alright she changed the Republican party to what is now known as the "dumbing down" of the Republican party and they can't seem to recover.

    March 1, 2012 02:32 pm at 2:32 pm |
  3. GI Joe.

    Kinda like "undefeated" after she'd been defeated in 2008 and then pouted and QUIT.

    Good Lord - please rid us of that imbecile.

    March 1, 2012 02:56 pm at 2:56 pm |
  4. BLKMANinAmerica

    LMBAO........................S.P. "real".......................NOT!

    March 1, 2012 02:56 pm at 2:56 pm |
  5. bassman

    Just like we know people will believe Pres.Obama is a Muslim, people will believe ther worst about Sarah Palin. Both are delusional. We all remember Newt Gringich's claim that he was snubbed by Pres. Clinton aboard Air Force One. That was until pictures proved otherwise. This video offers the same rebuke. We see Nicole Wallace and Steve Schmidt offer tolally diffenrent views when they wernt being paid.
    Here is the bottom line. Everyone involved with this movie either works for MSNBC, or they are a Pres.Obama supporter. If Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity made a movie about Pres.Obama and Fox News promoted it, would our media give it the same kind legitmacy?

    March 1, 2012 03:00 pm at 3:00 pm |
  6. TomInRochNY

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

    Yeah, Sarah, stop distorting facts to make money for yourself from gullible people!

    March 1, 2012 03:03 pm at 3:03 pm |
  7. Thomas

    LOL. Sarah has been distorting facts for profit ever since the angry old man brought her on to the national political stage.

    March 1, 2012 03:09 pm at 3:09 pm |
  8. Wake up people

    Sit down and shut up Sarah, everytime you open your mouth, you look even more pathetic.

    March 1, 2012 03:19 pm at 3:19 pm |
  9. Sniffit

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

    WEEEEOOOOOWEEEEEEOOOOOOO...Someone set off the tinfoil hat alarms......WEEEEEEOOOOOOOOWEEEEEEOOOOOO!!!!!

    March 1, 2012 03:19 pm at 3:19 pm |
  10. Jim

    Fact Change is right, that's all she used to do and she ran away with a fortune doing it, changing the facts to throw red meat at the hateful fear mongering right wing nutcases that considered her their hero. What a disgusting piece of everything that's wrong with our society.

    March 1, 2012 03:31 pm at 3:31 pm |
  11. Cyrus

    In another news, Sarah Palin broke a toenail and liberals, democrats and Obama were responsible for such atrocity.

    March 1, 2012 03:37 pm at 3:37 pm |
  12. Maureen

    Did not Americans see and hear that bimbo talking with Katie Couric, Charlie Rose and Charles Gibson? And, as far as being maligned by the media, she did cartwheels for any attention she could get. After making her idiot comments she would cry with Van Sustern or Hannity. Did she not keep insisting to Chris Wallace she knew her American History after that Paul Revere howler? Changing Facts is what Rebecca Mansour tries to do (Crosshairs?) and what her Idiot followers tried to do on Wikki. If she had taken Schmidt's advice to be quiet then Mc Cain would have lost as embarrasingly as he did.

    March 1, 2012 03:40 pm at 3:40 pm |

    Snooki Palin WAS out of control in 2008. The movie nailed the truth.

    March 1, 2012 03:40 pm at 3:40 pm |
  14. Fla Pete

    Poor Sarah,you are the reasoning behind contraceptive use,plan and simple.Go back to your Alaskan republican cave and hybernate for about a hundred years...bye,bye...

    March 1, 2012 03:48 pm at 3:48 pm |
  15. bill

    Pathetic. She is protesting a little to loudly don't you think?

    She wants people to believe that she is a tough "mama Grizzly" yet she quit her Governor gig half way through because by her own words She just couldn't take it any more over negative press and ethics allegations.

    March 1, 2012 03:51 pm at 3:51 pm |
  16. dan5404

    She would be better off to just fade away. Nothing she says or does will make her a major player anymore.

    March 1, 2012 03:52 pm at 3:52 pm |
  17. Al-NY,NY

    simple Sarah will do ANYTHING to keep her name in the news. She is the queen of revisionist history and will say anything she pleases to appeal to the sheep that adore her, including some on this board.

    March 1, 2012 03:56 pm at 3:56 pm |
  18. James

    Bassman said this movie is written by msnbc and liberal media, as a filmmaker I can assure u bassman that this is based on schmidts views, the top republican addvisor so for those people who say this liberal bias etc etc is afraid of facts much of which is true of most republican conggressman. Oh and it is prejudice to pre juddge something that u have not seen yet

    March 1, 2012 04:05 pm at 4:05 pm |
  19. Marie MD

    This is my last comment about this AK imbecile. We should all do the same so that CNN will stop reporting about fhd hillbilly trash. We already know that shenis the most despise brainless woman in the world. Let's try tom pretend she doesn't exist to really make the heifer mad!
    I read the book and unless the movie is really is just all about this bimbo there are other stories told within the book. It's about all the candidates not just the traitor and her eunuch husband.
    I don't see or hear anyone else *itching about it like her camp of moronic followers! That should keep for months for me.

    March 1, 2012 04:08 pm at 4:08 pm |
  20. Jake

    thanks Sarah PAC! you just reminded me I have to call my cable company and order HBO! can't wait!!

    March 1, 2012 04:11 pm at 4:11 pm |
  21. Facepalm28

    Palin's schedule for today:
    9:00 Criticize "fact change" in upcoming movie uncomplimentary to my former campaign
    10:00 Decry global warming as a liberal conspiracy
    11:30 Proclaim evolution a fiction and a blasphemy
    12:30 Moose hunt/lunch
    2:00 Discuss how my favorable rating is actually over 90% and any polls to the contrary are conspiracies by the "lamestream media"

    Not that I condone fact changing of any kind, but still, if you're going to criticize someone for "fact-changing" about you, it helps to not have a massive track record of it yourself.

    March 1, 2012 04:12 pm at 4:12 pm |
  22. The Real Tom Paine

    I guess the Righties' Ministry of Disinformation is hard at work again. Too bad they won't work this hard to actually do something positive.

    March 1, 2012 04:15 pm at 4:15 pm |

    Instead of drill baby drill, now it's Cry Sarah Cry! Poor Sarah, she really has a hard time with all those inconvenient Truths doesn't she. Once America found out and saw what Half Gov. Palin really was and is about, the American people said, thanks, but no thanks.

    March 1, 2012 04:18 pm at 4:18 pm |
  24. Data Driven

    Why does Sarah even have a political action committee? She running for office somewhere?


    March 1, 2012 04:23 pm at 4:23 pm |
  25. Little Jimmy Truth

    I understood that Michael Moore directed "Game Change". Plus he supports Obama and socialism.

    March 1, 2012 04:24 pm at 4:24 pm |
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