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A Look Back at How HBO 'Game Changes' History

The trailer for HBO’s upcoming “Game Change” tells plenty of where the telefilm stands on its subject matter. Sarah Palin is even worse than the biased mainstream media would have us believe, according to both the trailer and early reviews of the film.

But “Game Change” is merely the latest HBO programming designed to pretzel twist history for its own liberal ends.

  • Real Time with Bill Maher” – Each Friday night comedian Bill Maher rallies the progressive base with a steady stream of insults, some ugly, against the GOP. The political talk show allows conservatives a place on the panel, but Maher leads the way with his far-left commentary.
  • Recount” – This 2008 film, from the creative team behind “Game Change,” brings us back to the days of hanging chads and daily updates on the Florida election results. The story assumes the Democrats are the heroes and the dastardly Republicans are out to thwart the will of the people. Entertainment Weekly dubbed the film “a Democrat story” and chided the film for making GOP representatives look cold and calculating or, in the case of Katherine Harris, like Cruella De Vil.

  • Reagan” – HBO honored President Ronald Reagan’s 100th birthday last winter by broadcasting a shrewd hit piece from liberal documentary filmmaker Eugene Jarecki. The film’s first half paints a sweet, even-handed portrait of Reagan’s early years before reverting to attack mode. The New York Post’s Kyle Smith said the movie, “first harrumphs that Reaganomics only worked for the richest 2% (that the middle and even working classes never believed this continues to wound the pundits’ sense of expertise), then segues to a tired 12-minute rant on the supposed all-consuming importance of the Iran-Contra affair, which never really alarmed Americans.”
  • Right America, Feeling Wronged: Some Voices from the Campaign Trail” – Even The Washington Post’s Style section, a hamlet for left-of-center thinking, called Alexandra Pelosi’s documentary “drive-by journalism, to put it charitably, a string of stupefyingly brief hit-and-run interviews with a bunch of unidentified people who we know are going to say nothing that will surprise us.”
  • “Teddy: In His Own Words” – The liberal LA Times dubbed the documentary looking back at the colorful life of late Sen. Ted Kennedy “more tribute than analysis” and “blindly sentimental.”
  • By the People: The Election of Barack Obama” – This celebratory look at Obama’s successful 2008 presidential campaign was deemed “partial to its subject” by the LA Times.


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