Saturday, December 4, 2010

Unfair Game

I watched the preview of "Fair Game," the supposedly true story about the Valerie Plame affair, starring Naomi Watts and Sean Penn and got a big kick out of its claim that the film is based on a "true" story.

Well, sorta.'

The Washington Post, however, demolishes that false claim in no uncertain terms.

From its editoral:
Hollywood has a habit of making movies about historical events without regard for the truth; "Fair Game" is just one more example. But the film's reception illustrates a more troubling trend of political debates in Washington in which established facts are willfully ignored. Mr. Wilson claimed that he had proved that Mr. Bush deliberately twisted the truth about Iraq, and he was eagerly embraced by those who insist the former president lied the country into a war. Though it was long ago established that Mr. Wilson himself was not telling the truth - not about his mission to Niger and not about his wife - the myth endures. We'll join the former president in hoping that future historians get it right.
Kudos to the Post for blowing the whistle on this nasty bit of revisionist history.

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