HOW TO MAKE A FAKE NEWS BROADCAST - MOVIE- "WAG THE DOG"


THIS FILM SHOULD BE COMPULSORY VIEWING IN ALL HIGH SCHOOLS
As you watch it - think ISIS

Wag the Dog is a 1997 black comedy film[2] produced and directed by Barry Levinson. The screenplay by Hilary Henkin and David Mamet was loosely adapted from Larry Beinhart's novel American Hero. The film stars Dustin Hoffman and Robert De Niro, with Anne Heche, Denis Leary, and William H. Macy in supporting roles.
Just days before a presidential election, a Washington, D.C. spin doctor (De Niro) distracts the electorate from a sex scandal by hiring a Hollywood film producer (Hoffman) to construct a fake war with Albania.
The film was released one month before the outbreak of the Lewinsky scandal and the subsequent bombing of the Al-Shifa pharmaceutical factory in Sudan by the Clinton Administration.[3]

The President of the United States is caught making advances on an underage "Firefly Girl" less than two weeks before Election Day. Conrad Brean (De Niro), a top-notch spin doctor, is brought in to take the public's attention away from the scandal. He decides to construct a fake war with Albania, hoping the media will concentrate on this instead. To come up with his "war", he contacts Hollywood producer Stanley Motss (Hoffman), who brings in a series of specialists to construct a theme song, build up interest, and fake film footage of an orphan in Albania.

The plan's setbacks, including an error in seizing a criminally insane Army prison convict (Harrelson) to be a "hero" who was "shot down behind enemy lines", did not disturb Motss, who repeatedly claims "this is nothing" while comparing the situation to past movie-making catastrophes he averted.

In the end, with the president re-elected, everything seems fine until Motss finds out that the media are crediting the president's win to a tired campaign slogan of "Don't change horses in mid-stream" rather than Motss's hard work. Motss announces that he only did this for "the credit" and will call the media to "set them straight", despite Brean's warning that he is "playing with his life". Motss refuses to back down, so Brean reluctantly has him killed and makes it look as if he had a heart attack. A news report about a violent incident in Albania is shown, but it is ambiguous whether this is a true event or simply a continuation of the fictional war.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wag_the_Dog


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