Saturday, May 13, 2006

Loosers Make Newsweek

Congratulations 9-11 "Truth" movement!

May 12, 2006 - About 10 minutes into the ultra-low-budget documentary “Loose Change,” now making its way around the Internet, that late, great genius of addled truth-telling, Hunter S. Thompson, is heard giving his gonzo opinion of the way the American press behaved after 9/11. “Well, let’s see, ‘shamefully’ is the word that comes to mind,” he says.

“Fair enough,” I thought.

But then Thompson went on. “You sort of wonder when something like that happens, well, whooo [he stretched out the ‘o’] stands to benefit?” Right there and right then, I realized this would be one of those movies that reveled in conspiracy and revealed little in the way of fact. But I went on watching, because this fantasy begun in France that the United States government actually carried out the 9/11 attacks, ugly as it is, fits neatly with the world’s image of the United States as a land that’s been run by power-mad, supersecretive, hypocritical scofflaw servants of narrow corporate interests ever since the Bush administration came to power.

Well, you know, you might have smelled it from the moment they opened up with the bit about Lyman Lemnitzer.

The writer (Christopher Dickey) goes way off on his tangent, and doesn't return to the Loosers until the third page when he dismisses their effort:

Let me be clear here: I do not for one second believe that the 9/11 attacks were the work of the U.S. government. “Loose Change” doesn’t present a plausible case for conspiracy, only a collection of innuendoes. And when those insidious suggestions are strung together, they imply that nobody actually died in the planes that hit the Pentagon or plunged into a field in Pennsylvania, and maybe not even in the planes that hit the trade-center towers. Somehow, those passengers were all part of a conspiracy, too. No wonder the film ends with an apologia offering insipid sympathy (and, incredibly, a free DVD of the movie) to the families of those who were killed. And no wonder many of those families are bitter about the filmmakers’ trivialization of their and the nation’s tragedy.

You don't have to be a 9-11 expert to tell that Loose Change is going to do more to discredit the 9-11 "Truth" movement than this blog.


At 14 May, 2006 00:12, Blogger nes718 said...

You don't have to be a 9-11 expert to tell that Loose Change is going to do more to discredit the 9-11 "Truth" movement than this blog.

There will be no damage. The Newsweek piece only shows that the information on Loose Change is beginning to spread widely though the population and the folks in media circles are starting to get concerned. Their attempt to paint it as loony, insensitive and anti-American ain't workin' basically.

More and more will see it and more and more will connect the dots.

At 14 May, 2006 00:15, Blogger nes718 said...

For those really wishing to sink their teeth in some very well documented political corruption that allowed and mostly likely conspired to but 9/11 together, you'll need to see this: presents Everybody's Gotta Learn Sometime

At 14 May, 2006 06:59, Blogger Unknown said...

Rather than debate Loose Change, Newsweek or any of the other superficial hooey, take a listen to yesterday's Webster Tarpley weekly installment of his 2 hour broadcast on the current status of world affairs.

At 14 May, 2006 09:09, Blogger Simon Lazarus said...

Christopher Dickey is a horrible writer, and an alleged journalist (using the term loosely when it comes to him).

In 1999, he wrote from Paris that Clinton administration officials were telling him on deep background that they had evidence that bin Laden and Saddam Hussein were working together - that they refused to go public with their allegations. The article appears in a January 1999 issue of Newsweak.

Then, after the 2003 invasion of Iraq, Dickey said that he knew that there were NO ties between Saddam and bin Laden - and he went on to basically trash anyone who believed otherwise. What happened to his earlier allegations? They were forgotten.

Dickey is a shallow human being. He writes innuendo, then questions who would question that kind of rumor.

Simon Lazarus

At 14 May, 2006 10:20, Blogger James B. said...

from environmentalists like Randy Hayes and John Robbins to business leaders such as Paul Hawken and Karl Schwarz, CEO of Patmos Nanotechnologies;

You guys are still pushing the credentials of Karl Schwarz? Why do you bother to come on this blog and then ignore everything on it?

At 14 May, 2006 10:43, Blogger nes718 said...

You guys wonder why the US's image may have been tarnished a bit?

LOL! I don't "wonder" why, I KNOW why! It seems you can't grasp why because of you propaganda induced patriotic blinders.

Basically, when a nation invades another sovereign nation, it will loose respect regardless of what its citizen’s internal squabbles are. Hitler anyone? All we are trying to do is rectify that situation so we can earn that respect back.

Loose Changes fits perfectly within this scenario because it shows that, at least, some Americans are willing to stand up to their tyrannical government unlike the sorry apologist like those trying to fit the loose ends of 9/11 and pass it all off as coincidence.

At 14 May, 2006 10:48, Blogger nes718 said...

Isn't that what you guys want? All the attention that you can muster? But aren't you just a little hypocritical maybe? Aren't you just angry that Dickey didn't by into the "collection of inneundos" - which is truly what "Loose Change" is.

Oh no, I think that any attention is good attention. I'm not angry about the Newsweek piece, I'm actually pleased that slowly, but surely this topic is getting the attention it deserves. Dickey is doing the truth movement a favor by showing how afraid the "powers that be" are of this topic. Look at the ratings for that story. Last I saw, there were 200+ respondents and it was raking in the 2's. As a "news piece" it fails miserably however, Newsweek is highly circulated and will get many to be curious enough to want to watch Loose Change that they'll go out and find it.

At 14 May, 2006 11:10, Blogger nes718 said...

You guys are still pushing the credentials of Karl Schwarz? Why do you bother to come on this blog and then ignore everything on it?

If you read, I believe he quoted that piece so would it have been proper for him to edit out Schwarz's name? I think not.

But anyway, about this blog, and as usual for the "Brown Shirt" crowd, instead of going after the credibility of Schwarz, why not prove or disprove what he's saying? He said the part looked like it belonged to some military plane, that's it! Why not have another expert refute that instead of TRYING to disprove what he said by trying to prove he's a "quack?"

This blog and the believers of the official fantasy NEVER actually address the facts in this way but rather resort to dig up questions about the people making the statements and in that sense, defeat their argument all together.

At 14 May, 2006 11:17, Blogger Realist06 said...

The Newsweek hit piece is great news for Loose Change AND the Truth Movement. The more hit pieces in the mainstream we see, the more we know LC is penetrating.....sweet!

At 14 May, 2006 11:19, Blogger Realist06 said...

I think this blog is also doing a great job in giving more exposure to LC. Nice job guys!


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