One of my favorite movies of all time is Wag the Dog. Here’s the basic plot…
President caught in a sex scandal before the election
To divert attention away the scandal his “spin” doctor fabricates a war
They go to elaborate measures to produce all the key components to build up national pride and regain the American people’s trust in the commander in chief.
It’s a black comedy about the fine line between government and media. While it’s humorous to watch it makes you wonder if things like this happen in real life. I mean all of the resources are available and there are people brilliant and deceptive enough to actually pull this stuff off. The same can be said for watching Rubicon, while’s not a comedy it really makes you think about the perceptions we have about the world around us.
There has been a lot of talk in the news lately about Russians and spies and suspicious activities that you have to believe there is more to the story than we actually know…. but how much more?
It also makes you wonder how many movies and televisions show are based on actual event or maybe how many ideas Hollywood has given to the government.
AMC’s newest original drama series “Rubicon” debuts on Sunday, August 1 with a special two-hour premiere from 8–10pm ET. Learn more about Rubicon and watch the season premier online at AMC.
This post is written as a part of WB Word or Mouth. SP