Web Ad for 'W.' Depicts President Bush Sitting on Throne

October 16th, 2008 5:36 PM

W. movie Web ad | NewsBusters.orgA Web ad for the Oliver Stone's latest political bio-pic "W." features actor Josh Brolin as the title character seated on a throne.

The porcelain variety.

Seated in a pose calling to mind Rodin's "The Thinker" statue, Brolin is shown holding chin in his left hand while seated on a toilet, trousers draped around his boots. The text in the promo image reads, "SITTING PRESIDENT: W. In Theaters Oct. 17."

I first noticed the ad in the sidebar of Dr. James Joyner's Outside the Beltway blog.

As we've noted here, Stone's film has either been both praised and panned in the MSM, both on the basis of the film's supposed objectivity.