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Did Tina Fey and Katie Couric Make 'Significant Difference' in 2008 Election? (Julianne Moore Thinks So)

AdriHead 2013/01/14 21:53:10
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Republicans were understandably upset when "Game Change" -- the HBO telepic about the selection of Sarah Palin for GOP Vice President back in 2008 -- won a Golden Globe for "Best Mini-Series" Sunday night. But the political party got even more upset with what Julianne Moore -- the actress who played Sarah Palin -- had to say during her acceptance speech.

While the speech started out pretty tame and apolitical, toward the end of her speech, Moore said "I'd like to give a shoutout to two people who I think made a significant difference in 2008 election, Tina Fey and Katie Couric."

Tina Fey, of course, impersonated Sarah Palin first on "Saturday Night Live" -- making a mockery of the public figure nearly every weekend during the election. And Katie Couric is best known for "stumping" Palin during a televised interview with the then-VP-candidate, asking her what kind of newspapers and publications she likes to read.

Do you think Julianne Moore is right? Did Tina Fey and Katie Couric make a "significant difference" in the 2008 election and prevent the GOP ticket with Sarah Palin from becoming victorious?

NYDAILYNEWS.COM reports:
Conservatives were liberal with their outrage over the success of “Game Change” at Sunday night’s Golden Globes. The HBO telepic about the selection of then Alaska Governor as the GOP’s vice presidential candidate during the 2008 election took home three major awards - including one for best mini-series or motion picture made for television.
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  • FanOreilly 2013/01/14 22:29:32
    No
    FanOreilly
    +17
    It must be nice to dominate propaganda.

    I hope there is a special place in hell for leftists who smear good people.

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  • t.eliot, topbard 2013/01/16 19:15:51
    No
    t.eliot, topbard
    +1
    McCain/Palin was a pathetically weak ticket. They lost on their own merit, or rather, lack thereof.
  • MissAdventure 2013/01/16 16:03:53
    No
    MissAdventure
    Julianne Moore is a left-wing nutjob who should shut the hell up and act. End of story.
  • Cage SC 2013/01/16 16:03:33
    No
    Cage SC
    Who in hell is Tina Fey?
  • jon 2013/01/16 12:28:36 (edited)
    No
    jon
    +1
    IF Katie made a real difference in the election it illuminates what is wrong with the media.
  • krayzrick 2013/01/16 10:48:35
    No
    krayzrick
    +1
    Not one bit of difference in my choice...Hollywood Sucks
  • MentalGopher 2013/01/16 09:55:01
    No
    MentalGopher
    +1
    It would've been a non-issue if the Republicans had decided to go with a vice-presidential candidate who was less naive about national politics than Sarah Palin. Also, someone sane would've been nice, but that's asking too much of either of the two big parties.
  • Derbyhat 2013/01/16 08:41:38 (edited)
    Yes
    Derbyhat
    Katie wanted to submarine Palin. That's NOT a characteristic of a good journalist. Tina was taking advantage of appearance and her skills for all the comedy it would bring. Biden also had some comedy moments, but his didn't need others to expose! Obama got plenty of milage from the Couric, Fey and McCain's performances during the campaign and no one brought up Biden's gaffs during the campaign unless it was a doosy. Now his gaffs are like a calendar with a goof on every day!

    At least Palin would have been a Vice President for all the people all the time!
  • CAPISCE 2013/01/16 04:26:34 (edited)
    Yes
    CAPISCE
    They influenced morons--you know the type, Oprah people---hey Queen Oprah please tell the morons what book to read this month -they are to stupid to decide for themselves---how freaking pathetic family guy  oprah
  • OPOA912 2013/01/16 01:25:32
    No
    OPOA912
    does anyone really give a crap about what Hollywierd thinks??
  • Kigan 2013/01/15 23:32:35
    No
    Kigan
    +1
    Wow, talk about being full of yourself.
  • johnnyg 2013/01/15 22:19:29
    Yes
    johnnyg
    +1
    They made TV watching retards believe what ever is on TV is true. Like WWE is real and baby boo boo is real.
  • Watermusicranger 2013/01/15 21:47:57 (edited)
    No
    Watermusicranger
    The Governor Daffney played a more fun Sarah Palin.
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  • David (oYo) 2013/01/15 21:13:04
  • Texas Johnny 2013/01/15 20:48:10
    Yes
    Texas Johnny
    The Low Information Obama voters out there believed every thing that Moore and Fey said and did regarding their Sarah Palin impersonations. They are the same people who think John Stuart's comedy program is a real news show!!
  • beavith1 2013/01/15 19:45:24
    No
    beavith1
    +3
    Never a big Moore fan, this boob now goes into my 'Hollywood liberal elite' trash bucket.

    the only time that i'll be seeing her will be on free TV...
  • Eric 2013/01/15 19:40:37
    Yes
    Eric
    +1
    Well, yes and no. If not for them, there would have been some other person who epitomized a theme that was regurgitated by the media endlessly for the same effect.

    I hope that Julianne Moore does not think that it is a good thing when 2 people change a race simply by asking a question or by passing on a falsehood.

    Bernard Shaw arguably did the same thing in 1988 when he asked Dukakis about his wife's hypothetical rape.
  • Ron in Oregon 2013/01/15 19:12:48
    No
    Ron in Oregon
    +2
    Absolutely not, they gave no credible information to informed people of voting age.
    I have no idea what the moronic people who place stock in such drivel might think about it.
  • susan 2013/01/15 19:06:37
    No
    susan
    +1
    I think they may have had a slight effect on low information voters, but, for the most part, those actions were targeted at an audience that already had made up its mind.

    The choice of McCain, like Romney, that the Republicans made was the major factor in that election. It seems that the Republicans will continue to shoot themselves in the foot by choosing party loyalists without conviction or principle from the NE region of the country.
  • freethinker 2013/01/15 18:56:32
    No
    freethinker
    +2
    They're just little whoreslaves for their Slave Party!!
  • moiraregis 2013/01/15 18:54:11
    Yes
    moiraregis
    +2
    all they did was let the GOP hang itself with its own absurd positions and incredibly asinine candidates--child's play, and nobody's fault but the GOP's; don'tcha love it?
  • freethi... moiraregis 2013/01/15 18:57:22
    freethinker
    +2
    Good Slave You Are!!
  • Danielle 2013/01/15 18:46:28
  • moiraregis Danielle 2013/01/15 18:55:03
    moiraregis
    Funny, that's just what the country said about McCain-Palin!
  • Danielle moiraregis 2013/01/15 18:56:54
  • freethi... moiraregis 2013/01/15 18:58:06
    freethinker
    +2
    You mean Your Slave Party??? go spend your Foodstamps little slavey!!
  • Diddley Squat 2013/01/15 18:44:00
    No
    Diddley Squat
    +3
    I think a couple of people named McCain and Palin had more to do with it. How is it Katie Couric's fault that Palin knew so little and couldn't unscramble her words to make a coherent sentence?

    Please.
  • mind-pilot 2013/01/15 18:41:48
    No
    mind-pilot
    +2
    Nope. Sarah Palin lost that all on her own. Talk about a dumb-broad. Thank God and only God for the results. God is running this show. Thank God For America.
  • freethi... mind-pilot 2013/01/15 18:58:36
    freethinker
    Good Slave!
  • mind-pilot freethi... 2013/01/15 19:36:16
    mind-pilot
    Yeah, I guess.
    I don't like the idea of women presidents. Especially ones that don't know when it's their turn to talk and when to sit pretty. It's a conservative thing. We lost our conservative values in America when we let women and blacks get the vote. I'm sure you agree.
    I still don't think SNL caused her to say the dumb things she said. She's just a woman in a mans world.LOL Merely my opinion.LOL
  • SezMichael 2013/01/15 18:37:31
    No
    SezMichael
    +2
    Of course not. The 'significant difference' was that she was incurious and shallow. McCain didn't vet her and this bit of political cynicism just blew up his face.
  • Wayne 2013/01/15 17:27:04
    Yes
    Wayne
    +3
    A constant barrage of attacks based on so called comedy will have an effect on anyone including Obama and Biden, parody on occasion is acceptable. Tina Fey has gotten famous riding Palin week after week to the point of ruining Palins life. Not funny and very sick.
  • SezMichael Wayne 2013/01/15 18:42:29 (edited)
    SezMichael
    Palin got wealthy playing off the notion that she was a victim of the 'lame stream' media. Hurried out on tour with a book God knows she didn't read much less write and is still running her mouth today as the GOPs poster girl of victim hood. Her life wasn't ruined. Not being vice president is hardly the ruin of your life.
  • freethi... SezMichael 2013/01/15 18:59:36
    freethinker
    +3
    Your O'Slaver is getting plenty Rich on all You Little Slaves!!
  • SezMichael freethi... 2013/01/15 19:44:06
    SezMichael
    yes, we all know that misspelling Obama's name is a hobby here. Back to the point. How has Sarah Palin's life been ruined? explain.
  • Wayne SezMichael 2013/01/16 02:10:08
    Wayne
    +1
    The attacks were so sever she had to leave her position as Gov of Alaska. The time and cost of defense proved prohibitive for her to continue.
  • SezMichael Wayne 2013/01/16 13:53:11
    SezMichael
    I believe her story was God told her to embark on some mission to save the country. In other words go off and capitalize on her new found fame and make huge money.
  • katy-perry 2013/01/15 17:20:26
  • Sperry23 2013/01/15 16:48:27
    No
    Sperry23
    No, Moore was not right.

    In reality, people have made up their minds long before any party, paper, company, or actor makes an endorsement. And long, long before the ads, skits, and sketches are even thought of, people have decided which party, if not which person to vote for.

    The candidates who lost, lost because they could not, themselves, convince enough people to vote for them. The candidates who won, did so because they could convince enough people to vote for them. It's that simple.

    In most if not all, cases, candidates who found themselves ridiculed, said or did something which could be construed as ridiculous and did not or could not correct the action or words. Those who were "stumped" in interviews (Palin was not the only one), were stumped because they either did not prepare well enough, or they were so focused on their "talking points" that they failed to pay attention to what the interviewer was asking.

    After an election, and sometimes during, people want to take credit for a win and/or place blame for a loss. Losers need to accept that they lost and move on. Winners need to be humble in their winning and take care to represent fairly and honestly.

    Yeah, sure. Like that'll ever happen.
  • lori 2013/01/15 16:39:54
    No
    lori
    +2
    Julianne Moore is a idiot and has not class. She is better to just keep her mouth shut and make movies that is where her talent is.
  • Aqua Surf BTO-t-BCRA-F 2013/01/15 16:08:48 (edited)
    No
    Aqua Surf BTO-t-BCRA-F
    +6
    And all 3 bitches (Moore, Fey and Couric) WISH they could make as big a difference as Sarah Barracuda has. Two gals who get paid for playing pretend and a daytime talking head, please excuse me while I have a huge laugh! laugh smily face

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