August 19, 2010, - 5:05 pm
On this site, I’ve warned against Bush revisionism on the right, in which we forget some of Bush’s disasters in immigration enforcement, pandering to Muslims, etc. Forgetting all of that will get us yet another useless GOP Prez just like him. But, then, there is Bush revisionism on the left, extremely dangerous and malicious and portrayed as a form of “history” by Hollywood through a series of dud movies, which thankfully bomb like Islamic IEDs.
Today, Summit–the studio behind the Valerie Plame/Joe Wilson bio-ganda flick, “Fair Game” (based on former CIA employee Plame’s book of the same name)–released the trailer to the movie, and studio publicists sent it to me. Posted below, it stars our favorite Hollywood neo-Marxist nutjob alter ego of Jeff Spicoli, Sean Penn. Figures.
Reality Check: The Wilsons are far leftists, who’ve always had and operated within a very left-wing agenda. Despite her and his denials to the contrary, Valerie Plame (played in the movie by Naomi Watts) personally handpicked and sent her husband to Niger because she wanted him to deliver a negative report that would hurt Bush on the Iraq front and discredit reports that Saddam Hussein sought ingredients for Weapons of Mass Destruction. Instead, Wilson came back with a report that bolstered the (later discredited) reports that Saddam did try to buy “yellowcake” iron ore from Niger. And so Plame and other CIA officials downplayed hubby’s report and tried to spin it the other way in his later statements. The late New York Times columnist and Jewish conservative, William Safire, wrote a column that succinctly describes the whole thing (my late father rightly insisted I read it).
The claims in the Wilson and Plame books of lying by President Bush–which will no doubt be a theme in this movie–have been repeatedly discredited as lies, themselves. And that’s in addition to the Plame-Wilsons’ lies about what Wilson reported upon returning from Niger. Two government reports show that Wilson, himself, lied to the Senate Intelligence Committee about what his 2002 report actually said.
But, don’t worry, you won’t see any of that here. And, by the way, Plame was an ambassador’s wife. Every evil, anti-American country always assumes the U.S. ambassador’s wife is a spy. Wake up, people. No-one hurt this whining desk jockey chick from the CIA. She’s laughin’ all the way to the bank. Cha-ching. Haven’t we heard enough from this couple, already? The movie debuts in early November, and I predict it’ll be a dud. Who cares? And let’s face it: if Valerie Plame were ugly, this story wouldn’t even have had its undeserved, over-hyped 15 minutes, nor would she.
Hmmm . . . when does the movie, “Unfair Game: The Scooter Libby Story” come out? I think that one would be more worthy. The liars here, Richard Armitage, Joe Wilson,and Valerie Plame, are all free and unblemished. And but for a commutation of his sentence, Libby would be in prison and, regardless, has a criminal record and lost his law license. I think I’d probably like the 1995 version of “Fair Game” better–trailer below. Looks far more honest, entertaining, and enlightening.
Tags: ambassador, CIA agent, Fair Game, Hollywood, iron ore, Jeff Spicoli, Joe Wilson, Joseph Wilson IV, left-wing, movie, Naomi Watts, Niger, President Bush, Richard Armitage, Saddam Hussein, Scooter Libby, Sean Penn, Valerie Plame, William Safire, Yellowcake