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  • Happy Staged Propaganda Today!
  • Think I'll watch Flags of Our Fathers again
  • Well that sounds kinda imperialisty.
  • GAT_00: Happy Staged Propaganda Today!


    It wasn't staged moran. But then you're GAT so you probably already knew that.
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    And another 37,500 years past that ....
  • Red Shirt Blues: GAT_00: Happy Staged Propaganda Today!

    It wasn't staged moran. But then you're GAT so you probably already knew that.


    Yes it was.  That famous picture was staged after the fact.
  • GAT_00: Red Shirt Blues: GAT_00: Happy Staged Propaganda Today!

    It wasn't staged moran. But then you're GAT so you probably already knew that.

    Yes it was.  That famous picture was staged after the fact.


    No you moran. The first flag was taken down on orders as the Marines wanted to keep it for themselves and not let a politician get his hands on it. It is now on display in the Marine Corp museum. A second flag was brought up the hill. The flag came from an LST and was much larger than the first. A section of drain pipe was found and the flag attached. A simple "hey guys lend a hand" was called out and the six flag raisers answered. Rosenthal lucked out as he turned and took the shot. There is even a color film of it. Nothing about it was staged. Just six Marines  following an order. It was even acknowledged in that bad John Wayne film in the opening credits that it was the second flag raising. Nothing was staged. Rosenthal was dogged for years and accused of posing the Marines in the scene. It just wasn't so.
  • Red Shirt Blues: GAT_00: Red Shirt Blues: GAT_00: Happy Staged Propaganda Today!

    It wasn't staged moran. But then you're GAT so you probably already knew that.

    Yes it was.  That famous picture was staged after the fact.

    No you moran. The first flag was taken down on orders as the Marines wanted to keep it for themselves and not let a politician get his hands on it. It is now on display in the Marine Corp museum. A second flag was brought up the hill. The flag came from an LST and was much larger than the first. A section of drain pipe was found and the flag attached. A simple "hey guys lend a hand" was called out and the six flag raisers answered. Rosenthal lucked out as he turned and took the shot. There is even a color film of it. Nothing about it was staged. Just six Marines  following an order. It was even acknowledged in that bad John Wayne film in the opening credits that it was the second flag raising. Nothing was staged. Rosenthal was dogged for years and accused of posing the Marines in the scene. It just wasn't so.


    That's kind of what "staged" means, not that it was literally on a stage.  It wasn't the first flag raised.
  • Red Shirt Blues: GAT_00: Red Shirt Blues: GAT_00: Happy Staged Propaganda Today!

    It wasn't staged moran. But then you're GAT so you probably already knew that.

    Yes it was.  That famous picture was staged after the fact.

    No you moran. The first flag was taken down on orders as the Marines wanted to keep it for themselves and not let a politician get his hands on it. It is now on display in the Marine Corp museum. A second flag was brought up the hill. The flag came from an LST and was much larger than the first. A section of drain pipe was found and the flag attached. A simple "hey guys lend a hand" was called out and the six flag raisers answered. Rosenthal lucked out as he turned and took the shot. There is even a color film of it. Nothing about it was staged. Just six Marines  following an order. It was even acknowledged in that bad John Wayne film in the opening credits that it was the second flag raising. Nothing was staged. Rosenthal was dogged for years and accused of posing the Marines in the scene. It just wasn't so.


    It doesn't matter. If something involves someone being within 10 yards of a gun, GAT is going to spin it as negative and indicative of societal decline, and declare everyone involved a barbarian mouthbreather manipulated by shadowy forces.
  • vpb: Red Shirt Blues: GAT_00: Red Shirt Blues: GAT_00: Happy Staged Propaganda Today!

    It wasn't staged moran. But then you're GAT so you probably already knew that.

    Yes it was.  That famous picture was staged after the fact.

    No you moran. The first flag was taken down on orders as the Marines wanted to keep it for themselves and not let a politician get his hands on it. It is now on display in the Marine Corp museum. A second flag was brought up the hill. The flag came from an LST and was much larger than the first. A section of drain pipe was found and the flag attached. A simple "hey guys lend a hand" was called out and the six flag raisers answered. Rosenthal lucked out as he turned and took the shot. There is even a color film of it. Nothing about it was staged. Just six Marines  following an order. It was even acknowledged in that bad John Wayne film in the opening credits that it was the second flag raising. Nothing was staged. Rosenthal was dogged for years and accused of posing the Marines in the scene. It just wasn't so.

    That's kind of what "staged" means, not that it was literally on a stage.  It wasn't the first flag raised.


    That's not what staged means. The photographers had no knowledge it was going to happen. The flag was being rplaced. Yeah if the a Marine publicist said hey guys get up there and set up some shots...yeah staged. MacArthur having his Leyte landing picture filmed repeatedly, yeah...staged.
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    Another "staged" flag raising for GAT
  • Staged also implies the battle was over, which it wasn't, it was still raging and would for weeks to come. Only three of the six guys who raised that flag survived that battle.
  • Red Shirt Blues: GAT_00: Red Shirt Blues: GAT_00: Happy Staged Propaganda Today!

    It wasn't staged moran. But then you're GAT so you probably already knew that.

    Yes it was.  That famous picture was staged after the fact.

    No you moran. The first flag was taken down on orders as the Marines wanted to keep it for themselves and not let a politician get his hands on it. It is now on display in the Marine Corp museum. A second flag was brought up the hill. The flag came from an LST and was much larger than the first. A section of drain pipe was found and the flag attached. A simple "hey guys lend a hand" was called out and the six flag raisers answered. Rosenthal lucked out as he turned and took the shot. There is even a color film of it. Nothing about it was staged. Just six Marines  following an order. It was even acknowledged in that bad John Wayne film in the opening credits that it was the second flag raising. Nothing was staged. Rosenthal was dogged for years and accused of posing the Marines in the scene. It just wasn't so.


    Amazing how pissed off you can get for pointing out that a picture was staged.
  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Bism arck_Sea_(CVE-95)

    Staged or not, let's honor the men who were there, such as my dad.
    His ship ( above link ) was the last aircraft carrier lost in WWII and a lot of good men with her.
  • love that suribachi sauce.
  • SpikeStrip: love that suribachi sauce.


    Yeah, I put that sh*t on everything.
  • vpb: Red Shirt Blues: GAT_00: Red Shirt Blues: GAT_00: Happy Staged Propaganda Today!

    It wasn't staged moran. But then you're GAT so you probably already knew that.

    Yes it was.  That famous picture was staged after the fact.

    No you moran. The first flag was taken down on orders as the Marines wanted to keep it for themselves and not let a politician get his hands on it. It is now on display in the Marine Corp museum. A second flag was brought up the hill. The flag came from an LST and was much larger than the first. A section of drain pipe was found and the flag attached. A simple "hey guys lend a hand" was called out and the six flag raisers answered. Rosenthal lucked out as he turned and took the shot. There is even a color film of it. Nothing about it was staged. Just six Marines  following an order. It was even acknowledged in that bad John Wayne film in the opening credits that it was the second flag raising. Nothing was staged. Rosenthal was dogged for years and accused of posing the Marines in the scene. It just wasn't so.

    That's kind of what "staged" means, not that it was literally on a stage.  It wasn't the first flag raised.


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  • With any luck, we're fifty years away from never again needing a Marine Corps.
  • Letting old people get weepy over this shiat is the reason we have to waste ten minutes before every football game for our red, white, and blue circle jerk.
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    Another "staged" flag raising for GAT


    Im not sure thats the counter example you want to use. Pretty sure they packed the flag, pole, and camera just so that photo could be snapped. That was about as staged as it gets. Unless you are hinting at the sound stage conspiracy theory, in which case, lets just not add to the stupidity.
  • My paternal grandfather was actually standing behind the camera when this photo was taken (not the photographer though.)

    /CSB, and stuff like that.
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