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Old 14th May 2006, 04:56 PM   #1
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Roger Ebert's take on Loose Change

Thankfully, the most widely read, watched, and recognizable film critic in the country didn't fall for their nonsense.

http://rogerebert.suntimes.com/apps/pbcs.dll/section?category=ANSWERMAN

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Q. Mass media twist the arm of most Americans today because most only know what they see and hear on TV or radio. I do not rely on just mainstream media. I'd like you to review "Loose Change." Considering you are a member of the mass media and since money is probably what motivates you in a day and age of greed and you are too busy of a man to reply to my one e-mail, please watch this online link if you have any real remorse for those lost due to what happened on 9/11.

Kyle Kern, no hometown provided

A. Readers can find the film by Googling "Loose Change video" and clicking on the first link. I have received countless messages urging me to see this film, which essentially charges that 9/11 was a hoax generated by the Bush administration to justify the invasion of Iraq. It questions whether commercial aircraft actually crashed into the Twin Towers, says United 93 may have been shot down by a missile, doubts a plane crashed into the Pentagon, etc. Some of the film's historical information is correct, but its conspiracy theory regarding 9/11 seems cobbled together with a mixture of unsubstantiated speculation, paranoia and pseudoscience.

Bredon Clay of DeKalb, Ill., writes suggesting "Loose Change" believers read an article in the March 2005 Popular Mechanics, which decisively demolishes the conspiracy theories. On the same list are replies to the magazine's arguments. Another widespread conspiracy claim is that United 93 landed safely at Hopkins Airport in Cleveland. If it did, how can we account for the fact that all of the relatives of those on board believe it crashed? What happened to the survivors?
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Old 14th May 2006, 05:22 PM   #2
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Which is a nice, polite way of saying, "Thumbs down!"
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Old 14th May 2006, 05:45 PM   #3
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Gene Siskel would've liked it, but the government killed him.
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Old 14th May 2006, 05:57 PM   #4
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"Kyle Kern", that name sounds made up. And how rude!
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Old 14th May 2006, 06:20 PM   #5
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They got to Roger Ebert too, is there no end to the conspiracy! I look forward to his inclusion in the new CTs.
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Old 14th May 2006, 07:22 PM   #6
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And folks wonder why the "balcony is closed." The gummint is everywhere.

It's true!
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Old 15th May 2006, 11:17 AM   #7
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i wonder if he is hoping this will stem the spam from CT's. he better set a filter quick
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Old 15th May 2006, 07:37 PM   #8
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All I know is that on the loose change forum on the bottom there is this 'Most users ever online was 286 on May 12 2006, 08:50 PM' This means that the forum is growing. Still not quite as big as us YET.
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Old 16th May 2006, 06:12 AM   #9
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yeah, have seen several people at my work get all buddy buddy on the CT wagon and LooseChange was sort of like the gateway drug, haha. oh well.
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Old 16th May 2006, 07:23 AM   #10
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Originally Posted by Gravy View Post
Gene Siskel would've liked it, but the government killed him.


Nice.
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Old 16th May 2006, 07:52 AM   #11
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This will appear on the cover of LC3E

I .... urging .... to see this film ... 9/11 was a hoax generated by the Bush administration to justify the invasion of Iraq ... United 93 ... shot down by a missile ... the film's historical information is correct.

- Roger Ebert
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Old 16th May 2006, 08:00 AM   #12
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No, film people always take a word or three from the review, and add exclamation points. Like this:

SEE THIS FILM!
- Roger Ebert

UNITED 93 LANDED SAFELY!
- Roger Ebert

9/11 WAS A HOAX!
- Roger Ebert

INFORMATION IS CORRECT!
- Roger Ebert
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Old 16th May 2006, 08:09 AM   #13
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Originally Posted by Anti_Hypeman View Post
This will appear on the cover of LC3E

I .... urging .... to see this film ... 9/11 was a hoax generated by the Bush administration to justify the invasion of Iraq ... United 93 ... shot down by a missile ... the film's historical information is correct.

- Roger Ebert
In keeping with the tradition of the video itself.
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Old 16th May 2006, 08:14 AM   #14
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Footage of people commenting on the film:
"...It blows me away..." (Full quote: "This movie sucks *****! It blows me away how stupid people can be!")
"...Dylan Avery is the best..." (Full quote: "These 9/11 fraudsters are popping up everywhere these days. Dylan Avery is the best example of this I've ever seen.")
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Old 18th May 2006, 08:55 AM   #15
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He also comments on this in his review of The Da Vinci Code


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I know there are people who believe Brown's fantasies about the Holy Grail, the descendants of Jesus, the Knights Templar, Opus Dei and the true story of Mary Magdalene. This has the advantage of distracting them from the theory that the Pentagon was not hit by an airplane.
and also

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But one of the fascinations of the Catholic Church is that it is the oldest continuously surviving organization in the world, and that's why movies like "The Da Vinci Code" are more fascinating than thrillers about religions founded, for example, by a science-fiction author in the 1950s. All of the places in "The Da Vinci Code" really exist, though the last time I visited the Temple Church I was disappointed to find it closed for "repairs." A likely story.
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Old 18th May 2006, 09:10 AM   #16
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Originally Posted by Yllanes View Post
He also comments on this in his review of The Da Vinci Code




and also
Okay, my opinion of Ebert definitely went up a couple of notches there.
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