Lefty Blogger Sees Through Loose Change
Not everybody is fooled.
Do yourself a favor. Just watch even 15 minutes of the above-linked video, and pay attention to all the ways in which it manipulates you to take it seriously. The way it establishes itself as ethical right off the bat by dedicating itself to those that died in 9/11. The way it incorporates live footage. The "voice of God" narration. The endless stream of facts that sound like something he knows but you don't know. The witnesses you know nothing about (keeping in mind that Michael Moore is now being sued by somebody featured in Fahrenheit whose interview was edited to make it project something other than what the guy believed. And that this particular filmmaker is also being sued by French filmmakers whose footage he copped without permission... not a responsible way to go about making a documentary.)
Think about this stuff. Think about how the media at every step preys on your ignorance and insecurities to win you over. Television. The drug of the nation. Step back and look at what commercials are actually saying. Watch what commercials play when. They're watching you. Car and beer commercials during Monday Night Football. Clearasil during the Gilmore Girls. Product placements. Wonder why your five o'clock news reports what it does, and pay attention to the order of the stories it plays. (American Idol news was recently the lead on Good Morning America. We're in a war. Tell you anything?) Don't ever read/watch from a single source. Wonder about every documentary's angle. (And that includes segments on 20/20 and Frontline and all that shit you might take for news.)
EVERYBODY has an angle. Everybody. Your girlfriend, your boyfriend, channel 4, the BBC, Michael Moore. Everybody wants something out of you. Sometimes, it's a good thing. But a lot of the time, you fall for crap that compromises you.
She's obviously a critical thinker, and aware of the power of images to deceive.