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BREAKING: HBO Releases Absurd, Defensive 'Game Change' Statement: Hit Job? What Hit Job?

BREAKING: HBO Releases Absurd, Defensive 'Game Change' Statement: Hit Job? What Hit Job?

Just this morning, HBO released this statement to the L.A. Times after it was announced that as counter-programming, “The Undefeated” would broadcast on the Reelz Channel the day after the March 10 premiere of HBO’s “Game Change:”

HBO offered a statement that called “Game Change” “a balanced portrayal of the McCain/Palin campaign” and added: “We hope that people will withhold any judgment until they have viewed the film. In the tradition of past HBO Films’ release schedules, ‘Game Change’ is set to debut in the spring.”

Let’s start with this:

“We hope that people will withhold any judgment until they have viewed the film.”

And by people withholding judgment, HBO means, of course, those on Team Palin who screenwriter Danny Strong broke his word to about being able to see the screenplay or the film whenever they wished. Of course, when Strong made that promise he was hoping to get some cooperation from Team Palin that would allow HBO to in some way claim that the Palin Camp had validated their hit-job.

As things stand, as far as I know, no one who is pro-Palin has been allowed by HBO to see the film. But you can bet the house that left-wing entertainment outlets hostile to Palin sure captured themselves a screener. Why lookie here.

You see, this was HBO’s plan all along. What better way to bury Governor Palin than to only allow those hostile towards her to screen the film in advance. What HBO wants is for her and her supporters to sit there helpless as left-wing critics, broadcasters, and journalists beat her senseless with something only they’re allowed to see.

But let me ask HBO this. Is it okay if we judge what we have seen of the film? Is it okay if we judge the trailer — which a first-hand witness has told me ON THE RECORD is packed with falsehoods?

Is that okay, HBO?

How about this lie, HBO? You know, the one you’re drip-drip-dripping out in the form of screeners and/or partisan leaks? You mind if we respond to that?


But now we’re going to get to my favorite part of HBO’s absurd statement:

“In the tradition of past HBO Films’ release schedules, ‘Game Change’ is set to debut in the spring.”

Oh, well, my bad. So because of this “tradition” it’s just a coincidence your hit-job was was scheduled to be released just a few days after Sarah Palin might have secured the nomination after Super Tuesday.

First off, you might want to use Google before releasing these kinds of statements because … spring doesn’t begin until March 20. In other words, you’re releasing “Game Change” in the winter.

So much for tradition!

Also, spring lasts all the way until June 19. So please tell me again how your winter release date just a few days after Super Tuesday is, you know, an uncanny coincidence.

But I do have a few more questions. If spring releases are a tradition, why was….

Band of Brothers” released in September?

Fatherland” released in November?

Crime of the Century” released in September?

Citizen X” released in February?

Would you like me to go on? Okay, I will:

Don King: Only In America” released in November?

And look at this next one!

The very same people behind “Game Change” were also behind the equally-biased “Recount.” Guess when “Recount” premiered? Well, technically in the spring, but not until May 25. In other words, about TWO MONTHS after Super Tuesday.

You fool no one, HBO.

“Game Change” is nothing more than an in-kind contribution worth millions of dollars to the reelection of the Barack Obama.

“Game Change” was birthed by a gang of left-wing operatives who turned HBO into their own private pro-Obama SuperPAC.

We all know how much you lefties love campaign finance reform. What better place to start than with a campaign ad disguised as a docudrama created by bunch of partisan millionaires backed by a multinational corporation.

Maybe the FEC needs to get involved in order for the other side to get some equal time?

Any of you campaign finance reform lefties with me on that one?

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