The Military-Entertainment Complex

(Or) Taxpayer Funded Propaganda

Washinton Post

25 years later, how ‘Top Gun’made America love war

By David Sirota

In June, the Army negotiated a first-of-its-kind sponsorship deal with the producers of “X-Men: First Class,” backing it up with ads telling potential recruits that they could live out superhero fantasies on real-life battlefields. Then, in recent days, word leaked that the White House has been working with Oscar-winning director Kathryn Bigelow on an election-year film chronicling the operation that killed Osama bin Laden.

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