ClandesTime 021 Wag the Dog

I joined Tom Secker once again to discuss the 1997 film Wag the Dog. The film revolves around a White House spin doctor who orchestrates a fake war in Albania to shift attention away from a sex scandal which would cost the president reelection. We dug beneath the comic overtones to find a much darker subtext, talking about the total absence of moral values in the film, how the tone of the movie develops from a very light beginning to a very dark ending, and how both of the two main characters are probably based on very real and very significant people.

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