Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Anderson Cooper, Game Change & Revelations From The Campaign

On Saturday night, HBO premiered the movie Game Change, based on a portion of the book by John Heilemann and Mark Halperin of the same name. The movie opened and closed with Steve Schmidt (played by Woody Harrelson in the movie) talking to Anderson Cooper. Through the "magic of television" they spliced parts of Anderson's 60 Minutes segment, "Revelations From The Campaign" into the movie ~

There were several other clips of CNN's coverage of the 2008 election interspersed into the movie. Here's a montage that includes; Wolf Blitzer, John King, Jack Cafferty and Fareed Zakaria among other CNNers ~

In case you missed Anderson's 60 Minutes segment, which originally aired January 10, 2010 ~

AC360 Transcript
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Anonymous said...

Thanks for the post. I really enjoyed Game Change. I was amazed by Sarah Palin's lack of knowledge in basic geography and history (we're talking H.S. level) when she was brought into the campaign. While she may have connected with the soccer moms, the real Sarah was someone else entirely. She seemed to be more interested in Alaska than her responsibilities to McCain's campaign.

I'm amazed at why the media still tries to make her relevant today. After watching this movie, I'm more convinced than ever, that Alaska is the place for her and the media needs to drop her like a hot potato. She's only interested in her "brand" and how long she can ride it for monetary gain for herself.

Anonymous said...

I too enjoyed HBO's portrait of Sarah Palin as a candidate and question her legitimacy from the get go.
Having read Game Change when it first came out last summer, I find it surprising that so few people actually believe that Sarah Palin knew so little and feel she is a viable candidate for the GOP.
This is one of the reasons the GOP is so indicisive about what candidate will finally be selected in the up coming Presidential race.
The question is what is it about Sarah Palin that makes her so compelling even though she has shown us repeatedly, how very inadequate she is, and why do people still believe she could ever be a legitimate candidate for the the Presidency?
Having said that, the media, which includes CNN, is responsible for givng her relevancy even when it is totally undeserved.

Anonymous said...

The phrase "Game Change," should now refer to Anderson Cooper's career, and not Sarah Palin.