More On the American Free Press
I posted earlier on the American Free Press, the white supremacist anti-Semitic newspaper which is the source for many of the claims in Loose Change. A reader, with the nom-de-blog of extremist pointed out one of the characters behind the newspaper, Willis Carto, which sheds a lot of light on their viewpoint. From his Wikipedia entry:
Carto's career has been marked by controversy, and even among his contemporaries he is a polarizing figure. The Anti-Defamation League, as well as other critics, believe that Willis Carto, more than anybody else, was responsible for keeping organized anti-Semitism alive as a movement in the United States during the latter half of the 20th century and into the 21st century. These critics have noted that Carto has founded some organizations, such as Liberty Lobby, with the intent of appearing to be respectable conservative, populist, or anti-Communist organizations, while founding other organizations that were racialist or National Socialist in nature.
One has to wonder whether the 3 college-aged kids behind the making of this movie are actually aware of the background of the sources they use, or if they just naively figure, "Hey, it is on the Internet, it must be true!"
Carto was also the founder of a publishing company called Noontide Press, which published a number of books on white racialism, including Yockey's Imperium and David Hoggan's The Myth of the Six Million, one of the first books to deny the Holocaust. Noontide Press later became closely associated with the Institute for Historical Review (IHR), and fell out of Carto's hands at the same time as the IHR did. The IHR was founded by Willis Carto in 1979, with the intent of promoting the proposition that the Nazi Holocaust never happened - a view known as Holocaust denial. After losing control of Noontide Press and the IHR in a hostile takeover by former associates, Carto started another publication, "The Barnes Review", which is also dedicated to denying that the Holocaust happened. On March 26, 2003, the nation of Switzerland issued an arrest warrant for Carto for embezzling millions from the IHR and its parent company.