Saturday, December 04, 2010

(Updated) WaPo Editorial Strives to Debunk "Fair Game" Big Screen Version of Plame-Gate

UPDATED: The debunking of the WaPo editorial has now commenced: "Eight Years Later, Washington Post Still Defending The Saddam-Niger-Yellowcake Story (The Wonk Room)."

WaPo (editorial):
WE'RE NOT in the habit of writing movie reviews. But the recently released film "Fair Game" - which covers a poisonous Washington controversy during the war in Iraq - deserves some editorial page comment, if only because of what its promoters are saying about it. The protagonists portrayed in the movie, former diplomat Joseph C. Wilson IV and former spy Valerie Plame, claim that it tells the true story of their battle with the Bush administration over Iraqi weapons of mass destruction and Ms. Plame's exposure as a CIA agent. "It's accurate," Ms. Plame told The Post. Said Mr. Wilson: "For people who have short memories or don't read, this is the only way they will remember that period."

We certainly hope that is not the case. In fact, "Fair Game," based on books by Mr. Wilson and his wife, is full of distortions - not to mention outright inventions. MORE...
Howie P.S.: I want to thank the editors at the WaPo for this Hanukkah present. You are now covered for all eight nights. Anything that puts this issue on the table for further review is fine with me. Any side-by-side comparison of reality as told by Joe Wilson and Valerie Plame versus G.W. Bush (or the WaPo editors) is a slam-dunk for my team.

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