Toppling the statue of Saddam in Iraq: a media moment, revisited

"Propaganda has been a staple of warfare for ages, but the notion of creating events on the battlefield, as opposed to repackaging real ones after the fact, is a modern development." In the New Yorker, a re-examination of the events surrounding the toppling of the Saddam Hussein statue in Iraq, and American media's complicity in a set-up: great moments in staged military propaganda.