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October 22, 2001 2:51 AM   Subscribe

Good Old Shoe. In stark raving reality this time though. Lessee. . .who could it have been who leaked this propagandistic canard?
posted by crasspastor (11 comments total)

 
I can't believe that the web site for Wag The Dog from...2 years ago?...is still up!
posted by pooldemon at 3:34 AM on October 22, 2001


Pardon my ignorance, but could you be a little more specific on what the connection is between these two links? I haven't seen Wag The Dog. Does the CNN story echo a scene in the film?
posted by MrBaliHai at 5:03 AM on October 22, 2001


MrBaliHai, Skip the movie. You want the book: AMERICAN HERO, by Larry Beinhart. The hardcover was from Pantheon. Scary book when it was written, scarier now.
posted by realjanetkagan at 5:30 AM on October 22, 2001


I'm sure they gots lots of laughs out of the photo. I don't understand the assumption that somehow this is going to anger them or make them cry.
posted by skallas at 5:34 AM on October 22, 2001


I think it was more of a cathartic act by the members of the special forces. Damn their human reaction to tragedy.
posted by Mick at 5:58 AM on October 22, 2001


Seems like an updated, more PC version of the Special Forces calling cards used by some units, on occasion, during the Vietnam War. Ace of spades, etc., wedged in in the mouth of soldiers they'd killed.

Of course, now the troopers have Photoshop.
posted by sacre_bleu at 6:15 AM on October 22, 2001


i agree with sacre, it's not realy the paralel of "Good ol Shoe."

This is propaganda. Ol Shoe was a fabricated 'hero' whose heroic actions were invented and disseminated into the american conciousness via highly subtle government influences.
posted by o2b at 8:22 AM on October 22, 2001


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posted by hincandenza at 11:17 AM on October 22, 2001


Courage Mom ?
posted by stew560 at 12:59 PM on October 22, 2001


Nevermind
(Scroll down to "Wag the Dog")
posted by stew560 at 1:06 PM on October 22, 2001


WTD was released in 1997, BTW.
posted by davidmsc at 3:37 AM on October 23, 2001


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