Shocker: “Game Change” creators gave $200,000 to Democrats, $0 to Republicans

posted at 8:55 pm on March 8, 2012 by Tina Korbe

In case the official statement of SarahPAC didn’t make it clear enough that the creators of HBO’s “Game Change” had little desire to hear or tell the Republican side of the story of the 2008 election, the news now is that the film’s top stars and executives have collectively donated more than $200,000 to Democrats and Democratic causes, but have given Republicans and Republican-leaning causes $0. The Hollywood Reporter notes the contributions of several leading minds behind the movie:

  • Ed Harris, who plays Sen. John McCain, has given $9500 to Democratic candidates, and since 1998, the actor has also donated $11,975 to liberal special-interest groups like MoveOn.org, Emily¹s List and the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence. His donations to Republicans and conservative causes: Zero.
  • Woody Harrelson, who stars as Steve Schmidt, chief strategist for McCain-Palin, has given $4,300 to Democratic candidates, and donated $3,500 to liberal causes like GreenVote and the Hollywood Women¹s Political Committee. Republican anc conservative donations: Zero …
  • Producer Tom Hanks has given away over a hundred grand to the Democratic party, and since 1994, Hanks has also donated $36,500 to liberal causes like Midwest Values Pac, founded by Democratic Sen. Al Franken. Republican and conservative donations: Zero.
  • Julianne Moore, who stars as Palin, donated $2,250 to the Democrats, and $7,500 to special-interest groups like the Democratic National Committee and the Democratic White House Victory Fund. To Republicans and conservative causes: Zero.

The film’s co-executive producers have also made significant contributions. This comes as no surprise; it would be far more newsworthy if a Hollywood cast and crew gave primarily to Republicans. Still, it underscores a need for conservatives to play a larger part in the crafting of the cultural narrative. If we object to Hollywood’s dramatic rendering of the McCain/Palin campaign, we should kick ourselves that we didn’t think to render it dramatically first. Stories — novels, movies, TV shows — help people to make sense of their lives, their surroundings and, yes, their history. The storyteller has great power over his listeners and is able to shape perspectives in a way that matter-0f-fact commentators cannot. Counterintuitively, people are often resistant to facts and swayed by emotion. It would be to the benefit of the conservative movement as a whole if more conservative parents encouraged their children in the direction of the arts — not necessarily to create “conservative” art, but to be conservatives, creating.


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How about instead YOU…watch “The Undefeated”?

KirknBurker on March 8, 2012 at 10:56 PM

I can’t wait to watch “The Undefeated”! Alas, the theaters in my very liberal neck of the woods haven’t shown it yet.

If Conservatives are going to win the battles against the Liberals we all need to prepare by understanding how our favorite candidates are being portrayed in books, movies, and the rest of the media both positively and negatively.

BTW – I have tremendous respect for Sarah Palin! I have seen her speak in person and was incredibly impressed by her. I enjoyed reading her first book and have her second book on my self ready to read as soon as I get a break in my schedule. I also enjoyed reading Bristol’s book.

wren on March 8, 2012 at 11:21 PM

This really sums up the hack job that they did,

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Hollywood/2012/03/03/game-change-review-hbo-inkind-contribution-to-obama

narciso on March 8, 2012 at 11:21 PM

KOOLAID2 on March 8, 2012 at 11:15 PM

Yeah but if he’s gay I’ve been setting it up all wrong. I’ve been trying to get him dates with chicks. If he’s gay I have someone perfect in mind for him. It will be wonderful./

Bmore on March 8, 2012 at 11:26 PM

Wow, you’re one angry patriot! Why not channel the anger into something positive – get some marketable skills. You won’t feel like such a failure.

You’re welcome!

KeninCT on March 8, 2012 at 10:31 PM

No, my fudge-packing friend. How could someone like you possibly make me mad? Besides, this is the 21st century. You and yours are accepted just about everywhere. Especially Appalachia.

Lanceman on March 8, 2012 at 11:29 PM

wren on March 8, 2012 at 10:26 PM

Thanks.

Rusty Allen on March 8, 2012 at 11:31 PM

Wow, you’re one angry patriot! Why not channel the anger into something positive – get some marketable skills. You won’t feel like such a failure.

You’re welcome!

KeninCT on March 8, 2012 at 10:31 PM

Speaking of failing…..

http://www.besocial.com/profile/view/keninct

39 year old virgin. Ouch.

angryed on March 8, 2012 at 11:36 PM

And the surprise here is what??? If there’s a statement somewhere by the creators that says that this movie actually depicts real-world events? Hanks has been a closet liberal for years, so don’t be fooled by his starring roles in war and space flicks.
So no one on the right thought to do an accurate depiction of McCain/Palin first – no biggie – her first book pretty much took care of that. Also, John Ziegler did a documentary that covered some of the same ground, called “Media Malpractice.”

I’d rather see a film about how our Obama continues to waste our tax dollars and about how so many in this country are out of work.

RMCS_USN on March 9, 2012 at 2:04 AM

Why, besides the great acting and story lines, I support the show Blue Bloods and Person of Interest.

Both shows have a strong Conservative as the main actor (Jim Cavezal and Tom Seleck) and Blue Bloods has pictures of Rudy in all the cop’s offices (not Bloomy) and has taken some swipes at the left and the media’s leftist angle.

Rbastid on March 9, 2012 at 3:19 AM

I see KeninCT still hasn’t gotten laid. Like LibTard® actors giving their chinsy donations to LibTard® causes, no surprises here.

8thAirForce on March 9, 2012 at 3:56 AM

Why, besides the great acting and story lines, I support the show Blue Bloods and Person of Interest.

Both shows have a strong Conservative as the main actor (Jim Cavezal and Tom Seleck) and Blue Bloods has pictures of Rudy in all the cop’s offices (not Bloomy) and has taken some swipes at the left and the media’s leftist angle.

Rbastid on March 9, 2012 at 3:19 AM

I like both of those shows

AH_C on March 9, 2012 at 12:56 PM

It would be to the benefit of the conservative movement as a whole if more conservative parents encouraged their children in the direction of the arts — not necessarily to create “conservative” art, but to be conservatives, creating.

The same is true of education…quit complaining about it, become a teacher, and start fixing it.

Bob's Kid on March 9, 2012 at 1:53 PM

Why is it you suppose that the Hollywood woman are so jealous of powerful and feminine conservative woman? We could teach them a thing or two about understanding and not fighting with the plumbing they were born with.

Obsessions are scary.

ActinUpinTexas on March 9, 2012 at 3:39 PM

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