Game Change Proves Sarah Palin’s Best Realm Is Fiction

Game Change Proves Sarah Palin’s Best Realm Is Fiction

Game Change Proves Sarah Palin’s Best Realm Is Fiction

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March 9 2012 2:35 PM

Game Change Proves Sarah Palin’s Best Realm Is Fiction

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(Former Alaska Governor, Sarah Palin walks onstage to address the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, on February 11, 2012 in Washington, DC.)

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Sarah Palin will be all over television again this weekend, but it won’t be for a reality show or a 2012 White House bid—so some of you can breath a sigh of relief.

Instead, the former Alaska governor and vice-presidential candidate will have her story told by Julianne Moore and the new HBO movie Game Change, which premiers Saturday.

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Adapted from the best-selling book, the film tells the story of 2008’s presidential election, and how Senator John McCain’s campaign was impacted by advisers picking Palin to run for vice president.

McCain and some of his former advisers have already dismissed the movie. Palin’s own political action committee, SarahPAC, has released a counter-trailer, which argues Game Change, “presents a history that never happened.”

But the real Sarah Palin might change her tune if she tunes in—critics are saying Game Change makes the viewer sympathetic to her position. Many would agree that Palin’s best realm is fiction. 

Video produced by Krishnan Vasudevan

Ben Johnson is the producer of Marketplace Tech from American Public Media.