The slogan "Still Free" was not painted on the side of the jet

Air Force One, the jet responsible for transporting President Bush and his staff around the world, was recently used as part of an Internet hoax.  It all started when a low-quality, grainy video showed someone climbing over a barbed wire fence to spray paint graffiti on Air Force One -- the jet looked so authentic that the Air Force actually checked to see if the real aircraft had been vandalized.  How was it done?  The people that made the video rented a 747 and then painted it to look similar to the Air Force One.  After the first time consuming task was completed, it was time to film a renegade video that depicted the alleged act.  Once that was done, the video began circulating around the Internet.  The amount spent on the prank was not disclosed.  The Associated Press reports:      

"I wanted to do something culturally significant, wanted to create a real pop-culture moment," said Marc Ecko of Marc Ecko Enterprises. "It’s this completely irreverent, over-the-top thing that could really never happen: this five-dollar can of paint putting a pimple on this Goliath."   

To be taken directly to a video of the prank, please click here.

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