HBO's series "Game of Thrones" depicts former President George W. Bush's head on a stake, infuriating Republicans.
Of course, the producers of this series would have had their own heads rolling if this had been President Obama portrayed in such a manner.
In the tenth episode of the first season, Mr Bush's decapitated head is seen impaled on a wooden spike, covered in filthy long hair and slathered in dirt.
Show creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, who noted the appearance in the series' DVD commentary, insist it wasn't a political statement - just a prop.