Spoilers contained herein. Damn interesting spoilers, but spoilers nonetheless.
Q: Why does a dog wag its tail?
A: Because a dog is smarter than its tail. If the tail were smarter, the tail would wag the dog.
The third time I watched this movie I realised something about it that made it one of my top five movies of all time.
At the end of the movie Breen orders the CIA to eliminate Motss - he was warned, after all. I never liked the idea of Motss being rubbed out. It didn't fit with the rest of the movie. But the third time through the movie it hit me: we don't know if he's dead. The only images we have of his funeral are limos in front of his mansion, and we hear a news blurb. Given the theme of the movie, that the media creates reality more effectively than reality does, it fits that Breen faked Motss' death. For all we know he's locked up in a looney-bin somewhere - if the media reports that he died it doesn't really matter if he actually did or not.