Loose Change Assigned in Propaganda College Course
Reports one of our readers, Geoff Burch:
Now, here comes the most outrageous and disturbing part of this story. The professor asked us to watch "Loose Change," a pseudo-documentary that claims the U.S. Government organized and carried out the attacks on September 11th. I know it's hard, but please contain your anger until you finish reading, then you will have plenty of anger to take out on something that's not alive or valuable to anybody. "Loose Change" is made by some college students with a fervor for conspiracy theories. Now, does the professor say, "I am reluctant to show 'Loose Change' because I'm worried you'll believe our own government murdered 3,000 of its own innocent people, and you won't trust our own country." Nope. She doesn't. I guess she is completely content with us watching a film that does nothing but lie, misrepresent the truth, and exploit the people who lost their lives on 9/11 and their families. The film is disgustingly deceitful. It dedicates itself to those who lost their lives on 9/11, but then goes as far to say that the calls families received from their loved ones on that day were hoaxes!
Excellent post! At least the college is being honest in saying that Loose Change and Al Gore's An Inconvenient Truth are examples of mass media as propaganda.