Wag the Dog

958 WordsOct 8, 19994 Pages
Although the movie Wag the Dog is a comedy about a completly fake war, written and produced by a top Hollywood producer and a presidential Mr. Fix-It in order to take the focus off of a presidential sex scandel 11 days before the election, it does have a serious message to impart - Don't believe everything you see on TV. Sure, parents tell their kids that the man on TV isn't really dead, it's all fake, and we all know that movies and sitcoms and dramas aren't real, they're written and acted. But we believe the shows not labelled fiction. We watch documentries and biographies and absorb the information as the truth. When we watch the news at 6:00 pm every evening, and read the paper over coffee and breakfast, we believe everything…show more content…
Would Clinton have been so quick to make that decision if not for the scandel? For that matter was the situation in Iraq even real? Like in the movie, there were a great many details told to us that made the situation very real.... Of course, in real life there were many other sources other than the US from which information came to us, which is something the conspiracy in Wag The Dog lacked, although I'm sure something could have been thought of. It is obvious to me, and watching this movie has served to reinforce this, that there is a fine line between Hollywood creation and the news we take for granted as truth. Throughout the times, there have always been theories of conspiracies . Even in a democratic society, we are all oppressed in certain ways. We have given up a portion of our freedom for a larger freedom, but those who we elect to serve us, serve themselves far more. Trusting a politician is a running joke, and yet we trust them with our very lives and livelihood. We are in danger of being manipulated so much that maybe we will never know half of what is going on around us, much less all of it. Watching this movie, a comedy, evoking many laughs such as when the opposition catches on to the hoax and publicly announces that the war is over, without the 'permission' of the wars creators, was also a sobering experience on another level. It really makes one think Could that really happen? This is just

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