You’ll need a camera—preferably something with better resolution than a smartphone (which I used). If you don’t have a timer, you’ll need a friend to shoot the photo. When he asks what in blue blazes you’re doing, ask this question in reply:
“What do I know about John McCain that HBO apparently doesn’t?”
When they respond with a blank stare, tell them ‘You’re looking at it.”
Jim Geraghty at National Review reviewed “Game Change,” HBO’s movie about the 2008 presidential campaign in general and Sarah Palin in particular. The movie makes it abundantly clear that HBO holds the same view of Sarah Palin as do Bill Maher and Louis C.K.
Geraghty notes something about how Ed Harris portrays McCain in the movie. Harris’ McCain raises his hands above his head in campaign rallies in the film.
Just as I did above.
Just as John McCain CAN’T do. His war wounds prevent him from raising his arms that high.
Does anyone really think HBO didn’t know that? Me neither.
So, why make such a glaring mistake? Here’s my guess: HBO and the cast/crew/creators of “Game Change” could care less if its portrayals of Republicans is accurate or respectful. Its preferred viewing audience (liberals) don’t care, so why should HBO? Who’s going to criticize them–radio and television correspondents?
Breitbart’s site has a list of the 10 worst lies and distortions in “Game Change.” Stacy Drake, the article’s author, says that McCain insiders used the movie as a way to spin a version of events in 2008 that deflected blame for the election loss away from them.
“They told their convenient version of events to left-leaning activists in the entertainment industry who loved the lies so much they made a movie out of them. The result is “Game Change.”
So, when people ask you what’s wrong with “Game Change,” you don’t need to say a word. Let body language do all the talking that’s necessary.
P.S. One last thing. After your friend snaps the picture, when he asks why your palms weren’t open and turned outward, with your fingers extended, explain that that’s the pose for surrender. Anyone who refuses early release from prison, out of a sense of duty and solidarity with his POW comrades, can never be associated with surrender.
P.P.S. Before you ask—the Jersey Shore shirt. My in-laws are from the New York City suburbs. My wife grew up going to the Jersey Shore every summer. So, every year the whole clan goes to Jersey to kiss the ring, eat zeppolis and dodge jellyfish.