Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Loose Change Without a Ripple Effect

We keep getting comments about how we're not debunking Loose Change Final Cut, as in the comments over at 9-11 Blogger:

The Nice Thing About Loose Change Final Cut....

That it puts the Screw Loose Change folks out of a job.

LCFC is a difficult to attack film.

It's also inconsequential. Look, the only reason James and I created this blog was because Loose Change I & II were extremely popular; the most downloaded film in history as Dylan likes to claim. I'm not sure that's true, but LC was certainly downloaded a lot.

But LCFC has not had the same effect. As I've noted, it missed the wave in terms of timing, and it backed off many of the more spectacular charges from the earlier versions in favor of a "LIHOP"-lite approach. There are plenty of indications that it has sunk without a trace. Consider:

Upcoming events:

The Loose Change Blog was last updated in late November. The current Loose Change Forum (their third) had a record 90 users on line in January of this year. The prior Loose Change Forum had a record 959 users online in June 2007. And the original Loose Change Forum had a record 1,225 users online on September 11, 2006. I don't suppose I have to graph that trendline?

According to Technorati, the last two blog posts mentioning "Loose Change Final Cut" came from us, and one of those was fifteen days ago.

We probably should change the logo up at the top; our focus hasn't been Loose Change specifically but the entire "Truther" movement for over a year now.