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GOP Fakes Soldier’s Funeral for Cheap Video

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Oh, this is good. Seems that during one of those heart-wrenching moments during the GOP convention in which a little girl’s school essay was turned into a full-fledged promotional video for the GOP, the Republicans faked a soldier’s funeral from dramatic effect.

The footage, sold by stock-film house Getty Imageswas produced by a commercial filmmaker in Chicago. Both Getty and the production company, Mr. Big Films, confirmed that the footage was shot on spec and sold to the Republican National Committee

One of the actors, Perry Denton of Chicago, Ill. also confirmed that he was hired on a day-rate as an actor for the shoot and told CBS News he was surprised to learn the footage was shown at the convention. 

“What it does reveal is a serious lack of understanding and a lack of personal connection to the military,” said Paul Rieckhoff, Executive Director of the Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America. 

Do yourself and America a favor, ask any Republican you know to honestly answer this question: What would your reaction be if Barack Obama and the Democrats had been caught doing that?


Written by gripedujour

Friday, September 5, 2008 at 1:18 am