An aide to Sarah Palin is blasting HBO for its upcoming film on the former Alaska governor, saying the producers of the movie “Game Change” use “distorted, twisted and invented facts.”
SarahPAC treasurer Tim Crawford said in a statement that HBO is “manipulating history” to “create a false narrative and attract viewers.”
“They call it a docu-drama, [but] there is little ‘docu’ in it,” Crawford said. “HBO must add a disclaimer that this movie is fiction.”
Previews for the film show that it focuses almost entirely on Palin’s role in the 2008 election, even though the book on which the movie is based only discusses her briefly. The trailer portrays Palin as unable to handle the rigors of the campaign — to the horror of her staff.
“The real 2008 Election was an incredible, moving experience that brought together the nation to celebrate our democracy,” the statement reads. “HBO has taken that experience and twisted it into tabloid drama for its own profit.”
Pre-empting the release of the film, Palin’s organization says it “sifted through over 2,000 behind-the-scenes photos of actual events, people and moments” to give an inside look at the real 2008 campaign — and posted these photos online.
“This is the Game Change you can believe in, because it actually happened,” she said.