Tuesday, Dec 01st

Last update02:38:10 AM GMT

You are here News Military Fake Soldiers Used In RNC Video

Fake Soldiers Used In RNC Video

E-mail Print PDF

It was a video that was supposed to elicit soaring patriotism and real emotions about the Pledge of Allegiance. But to do that, it used fake soldiers and a staged military funeral instead of the real thing.

There’s the Continental Congress…A real WWII vet…Photos of workers at Ground Zero. A close-up of a folded flag presented to a grieving widow at a military funeral… profiles of soldiers swelling with pride in slo-motion.

But CBS News found that the footage of the ‘funeral’ and soldiers is what is called ‘stock’ footage. The soldiers were actors and the funeral scene was from a one-day film shoot, produced in June. No real soldiers were used during production.

“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. 



Most Recent Related Stories...

Defense chief: US expanding special operations force in Iraq

Ash CarterDefense Secretary Ash Carter says the U.S. is expanding the U.S. special operations force in Iraq...

Former Military Chief: Iraq War Was A 'Failure' That Helped Create ISIS

Lt. Gen. FlynnRetired Lt. General Michael Flynn, former U.S. special forces commander in Iraq and Afghanistan who was...

US Marine guilty of killing transgender Filipina

Marine convicted of killing transA U.S. Marine has been found guilty of killing a transgender Filipina after discovering her gender...

UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter crash kills 4 in Fort Hood, Texas

helicopter crash at Fort HoodA UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter, similar to the ones pictured, crashed during a routine training mission...
America's # 1 Enemy
Tee Shirt
& Help Support!
TVNL Tee Shirt
Conserve our Planet
& Help Support!
Get your 9/11 & Media
Deception Dollars
& Help Support!
The Loaded Deck
The First & the Best!
The Media & Bush Admin Exposed!