Gene Shalit Chris Matthews says the new Valerie Plame movie is this generation’s Casablanca

by editor on November 12, 2010

There was a brief moment last week when it appeared that Chris Matthews had regained a bit of his sanity. Never mind. The moment passed.

On Monday night the tremors and hallucinations returned and he told his audience that Fair Game, the new movie about the Valerie Plame scandal, stacks up favorably against Casablanca.

Matthews: Let me finish tonight with a stirring movie I saw last night. I had heard of the first-rate script, the masterful performances by the leads, Naomi Watts and Sean Penn. What I was not prepared for in Fair Game was the story itself, the wondrous dramatic courage of it all. This is one fine movie. While there will never be another Casablanca, Fair Game is perfect for our murky time.

On this review, we give Chris two thumbs down. And one finger up.

Source: NewsBusters.org

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[…] with the audio commentary by Valerie Plame and Joe Wilson. Although it’s not quite the Casablanca-rival Chris Matthews promised me, the movie brought up the issues surrounding the Plame Affair with some […]

john
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john

You have spunk and have served in the forces and I admire both, so I’ll try to be more tolerant of your comments, because I too am tired of what I see as our country losing it’s direction.

john
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john

Stick it alien, or rosie, or m. moore or whatever your real name is. You don’t agree with anyone here and most of us would like it if we never heard from you again. Hang with your liberal America hating homeys.

alien
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Not true. I have agreed with several points made on this site.

Administrator can ban me, i suppose. Can’t stop him. But traffic thrives on conflict, and I’m not at all concerned with what you like

And go fukk yourself, John, if you think I hate this country, in whose Army I served, and which i do not wish to see wane. It will, you know, if half the population consists of partisans screaming at each other, while the other half lurches on in ignorance. We’ll be watching China colonize the Solar System, if we don’t get it together

greatj
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Someone please tell me what Niger has to trade to Saddam? If Saddam was interested in trade with Niger,it can only be uranium.Wilson and Plame [if that is her real name] are operatives working for the Democratic party.It was election time coming up.Niger has nothing to trade.Niger is one of the poorest countries in the world.AND THIS FARCE STILL GOES ON.

alien
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J.Wilson did not attempt to argue that Saddam was not interested in Nigerian uranium. I’m not sure he addressed that at all. He investigated the SALE of uranium on the Bush Administration’s behalf, and determined there was no evidence for it

And Joseph Wilson wrote his NYT piece in July 2003. Exactly “what elections were coming up” for the *operative* to manipulate?

alien
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site full of anon cowards voting down w/o facts

Kip Hooker
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“And Joseph Wilson wrote his NYT piece in July 2003. Exactly “what elections were coming up” for the *operative* to manipulate?”

At any point of time -in this country- we are no more than 24 months outside of voting for all of the House of Representatives and at least one third of the Senate. July 2003 would have been roughly 16 months away from not only a Congressional election but a Presidential one as well. It could very well be that was the election Wilson was seeking to manipulate.

For more information of the matter might I suggest the Constitution. Specifically Article 1 Sections 2 and 3 and Article 2 Section 1. A reading of some of the Amendments might also be useful for a further understanding on not only the election process but also terms of service and the like. Please also see Amendments 12, 17, 20 and 25. There are some other Amendments detailing matters of franchise. But I think I’ve left enough here to get you started on your journey towards becoming an individual literate in some of the basics of our system.

alien
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Fkk you very much, Professor. I have already taken an oath to support and defend the Constitution, and have even read the thing. Have you?

Writing for NYT op/ed in order to influence an election 16 months away is the ultimate hail mary, if in fact that was the intent. More strategically sound, assuming the agenda you so readily speculate over, would be for him to press his attack on GWB and the imminent invasion of Iraq BEFORE the 2002 elections and war resolution votes.

It is much more likely that @Jay Kanter’s statement, “It was election time coming up”, is simply misinformed, or misplaced in a vaguely remembered timeline, despite your misguided and patronizing defense