History YMMV / WagTheDog

17th Aug '15 4:40:36 PM MasterNecromancer
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* FunnyAneurysmMoment: This movie was frequently cited after Bill Clinton launched cruise missiles in an attempt to destroy an Al-Quaeda meeting during the Monica Lewinsky scandal. After all, it's not as if a bunch of rag-tag terrorists in Afghanistan were a major threat to the United States...

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* FunnyAneurysmMoment: This movie was frequently cited after Bill Clinton launched cruise missiles in an attempt to destroy an Al-Quaeda Al-Qaeda meeting during the Monica Lewinsky scandal. After all, it's not as if a bunch of rag-tag terrorists in Afghanistan were a major threat to the United States...



* MemeticMutation: The title has entered general use to refer to media manipulation and political campaign showmanship, albeit in countries like in Mexico, that word is very well know ''before'' the movie existed: There's a Mexican phrase that says ''Con dinero baila el perro'' (You can make a dog dance[[note]]Or in context, wag[[/note]] with money), albeit it's normally related how anyone can be bought with money, rather than be related with media manipulation, but it can ovelap with it sometimes.

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* MemeticMutation: The This movie's title has entered general use to refer to media manipulation and political campaign showmanship, albeit in countries like in Mexico, that word is very well know ''before'' the movie existed: There's a Mexican phrase that says ''Con dinero baila el perro'' (You can make a dog dance[[note]]Or in context, wag[[/note]] with money), albeit it's normally related how anyone can be bought with money, rather than be related with media manipulation, but it can ovelap overlap with it sometimes.
6th Aug '15 12:24:00 PM justanid
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** A lot of what people popularly remember from history ''was'' made up. Very often public accounts of history are tainted by bias of those writing during or after the period, painting things how they thought they were or how just how they wanted people to perceive them. See [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_common_misconceptions#History List of Common Misconceptions - History]].

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** A lot of what people popularly remember from history ''was'' made up. Very often public accounts of history are tainted by bias of those writing during or after the period, painting things how they thought they were or how just how they wanted people to perceive them. See [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_common_misconceptions#History List of Common Misconceptions - History]].History]].
* PropagandaPiece: "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=enH2igVo55U The American Dream]]" is a song that about protecting US borders from immigrants.
14th Nov '14 1:05:31 AM luisedgarf
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* MemeticMutation: The title has entered general use to refer to media manipulation and political campaign showmanship, albeit in countries like in Mexico, that word existed ''before'' the movie existed: There's a Mexican phrase that says ''Con dinero baila el perro'' (You can make a dog dance[[note]]Or in context, wag[[/note]] with money), albeit it's normally related how anyone can be bought with money, rather than be related with media manipulation, but it can ovelap with it sometimes.

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* MemeticMutation: The title has entered general use to refer to media manipulation and political campaign showmanship, albeit in countries like in Mexico, that word existed is very well know ''before'' the movie existed: There's a Mexican phrase that says ''Con dinero baila el perro'' (You can make a dog dance[[note]]Or in context, wag[[/note]] with money), albeit it's normally related how anyone can be bought with money, rather than be related with media manipulation, but it can ovelap with it sometimes.
14th Nov '14 1:04:46 AM luisedgarf
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* MemeticMutation: The title has entered general use to refer to media manipulation and political campaign showmanship.

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* MemeticMutation: The title has entered general use to refer to media manipulation and political campaign showmanship.showmanship, albeit in countries like in Mexico, that word existed ''before'' the movie existed: There's a Mexican phrase that says ''Con dinero baila el perro'' (You can make a dog dance[[note]]Or in context, wag[[/note]] with money), albeit it's normally related how anyone can be bought with money, rather than be related with media manipulation, but it can ovelap with it sometimes.
1st Nov '14 12:35:15 PM Scoutstr295
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** Except that Clinton had been dealing with sex scandals since before he was elected President (Gennifer Flowers, anyone?), and America had been expected to intervene in the war in the Balkans for years. There's nothing at all prescient about the movie: it was based on Clinton.

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** Except that Clinton had been dealing with sex scandals since before he was elected President (Gennifer Flowers, anyone?), Paula Jones), and America had been expected to intervene in the war in the Balkans for years. There's nothing at all prescient about the movie: it was based on Clinton.
29th Nov '13 11:37:44 PM cdm41
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* OneSceneWonder: William H. Macy appears in approximately three minutes of this film. He steals every second of it and keeps up with Robert De Niro.
1st May '13 3:33:48 PM jadmire
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** In December of 1998, Clinton ordered a series of airstrikes and cruise missile attacks on Iraq to force it to comply with United Nations resolutions demanding that Saddam Hussein allow UN arms inspectors access to the country's military installations to search for weapons prohibited by the armistice agreement ending the Gulf War and by later resolutions imposing sanctions on Iraq. Since this happened at the height of the impeachment battle, many Republicans in Congress were quick to accuse Clinton of doing exactly what the movie's protagonists are doing. Some might even consider it a case of RealityIsUnrealistic.
12th Sep '11 3:03:45 PM AlterAlias
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***This only gets worse when you remember one of the arguments commonly made for keeping Bush in place in 04 was that 'you don't change horse in the middle of a race.' Ominously similar to one of the movie's more known quotes.
22nd Jun '11 2:55:10 AM Zadia
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* CrowningMomentOfFunny: "Somebody get me a KITTEN!"
5th May '11 2:40:19 AM Mysterio2
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*EarWorm: "God bless the men of the 303!"
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