CIA operative Valerie Plame discovers her identity is allegedly leaked by the government as payback for an op-ed article her husband wrote criticizing the Bush. Fair Game is a true story, recounted by Valerie Plame Wilson – the center of a rather Staff Picks: Fair Game: How A Top CIA Agent Was Betrayed By Her Own. Fair Game: How a Top CIA Agent Was Betrayed by Her Own Government [ Valerie Plame Wilson, Laura Rozen] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying.

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Oct 06, Rachael rated it did not like it Shelves: Are they fair gameor is that a religious test? On July 21,Valerie Plame Wilson got home from her office, in what she described as the “vast windowless vault” of the CIA in Washington, to find her husband, former Ambassador Joseph Wilson, in the den.

It doesn’t help that the CIA redacted the manuscript heavily before approving it for publication. Goofs The camera sound effects used throughout the film for the press photographers’ cameras do not include the classic mechanical motor drive or motor winder sound after each shutter click.

What happened at The Farm was hard training but there was a purpose for it, and it was the betrayal afterwards, it was so painful. She was outraged by the extent to which she had become fodder for the gossip mill. You tell Scooter to go tell Judy that there was a real case for gamr aluminum tubes being material for use in developing a nuclear weapon. Full Cast and Crew.

Wilson’s story is probably interesting and exciting, but I’ll never know because she and her publisher chose to move forward with a book after the CIA redacted almost all of its contents. Edit Details Official Sites: She is sometimes incredibly circumspect with her words but at other times she is not. A lot of the first half of the book is hard to appreciate because the government has redacted several paragraphs, individual lines or just the odd word in various chapters so there are holes.


Reading the book left me with more questions than it answered. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Pincus and Leiby also took issue with the film’s depiction of Plame and Wilson’s appearance in a profile in Vanity Fair magazine after Plame’s outing — the two are shown in the film agonizing over whether to appear in the profile, faair it is not shown that their decision to appear in a fashion-style photograph alongside the profile ended up becoming, in Pincus and Leiby’s words, “a PR debacle for them.

To put it kindly, the memoir lacks the sheen of a ghostwriter’s work and has the voice of an ordinary person caught up in extraordinary events. As readers will see, the CIA still deems much of the detail of Valerie’s story to be falerie.

Reading the story, from Valerie Plame’s side, especially as the book has been published plams the CIA’s redactions in place they create a marvellous, if somewhat dissonant effect as you readgives a tremendous insight into how twisted and bitter the Bush government’s need to perpetuate the Iraq War was and remains afterwards, even now. I was so disappointed in this book.

Book Review: Fair Game, by Valerie Plame Wilson

Just a fortnight earlier, on July 6, and four months after the U. While there are definitely parts of the story we’ll never know, it’s interesting enough as it already is, even if it leaves you with frustrating questions. Would she vote Republican now?

Pretty high drama here, isn’t it? Many chapter written by the Plame-Wilson had an accompanying chapter by Rozen in the Afterward. From everything from the Vanity Fair spread, her postpartum depression, and not to mention the reasoning for keeping all of the blacked out material present to yet prove the point of how wrong done valwrie she was, by the government and the CIA. I was so fascinated with the story that I wanted to at least look through Plame’s and Wilson’s books.

The book then contains an afterward that basically reveals most of the information that was classified and makes excuses for the piece of garbage book you just gqme.

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Page and pages are blanked out. Wilson determines to his own satisfaction that it is not.


So Fair Game has been published with the censor’s marks visible as blacked-out words, lines, paragraphs or pages. Laura Rozen’s afterwards in the last two CDs reviews the public record and gives th This highly personal memoir, recounts how and why Valerie came to work for the CIA and describes the trauma endured by she and her family due to the betrayal by the administration.

Fair Game: My Life as a Spy, My Betrayal by the White House

I enjoyed it a lot. They share quite a bit of information. As the Bush administration gathered its evidence that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction, prior to invading that country, it encouraged the CIA to provide evidence that he WMD did, in fact, exist.

This should have been handled much differently. The Bush administration unfortunately has still gotten away with too much and in my opinion the result of Karl Rove and Scooter Libby was too tame. This is the story of ex-CIA spy Valerie Plame-Wilson whose cover was blown by the government that employed her all out of pure spite because her husband, a diplomat, told the powers that be that there was no cause to go to war fame Iraq.

Watts portrays her with all this complexity and the veneer that goes with it. As the weapons of mass destruction refused to appear in Iraq and the Wilsons plus a few allies fought back, they became symbols of what can happen to citizens that the government decides to harm in shadowy extra-legal ways. When this whole thing hit her, it destroyed not only her career and the rest of her life and almost her marriage as valetie.

Wilson in Gregory’s phrase “an appropropriate target in this debate.