We mentioned Loose Change, the “Truther” crockumentary yesterday; Ace notes that it aired on Mark Cuban’s HDNet channel yesterday on the tenth anniversary of 9/11, as per this announcement in the channel’s Twitter stream. Ace responds:
Outrageous? I think so.
A version of this hateful pile of ignorance and lies — with debunking annotations rebutting this lunacy on-screen — can be viewed here.
And Dan Rather, the Hard News Man, is the “anchor” for this channel.
Hey, does anybody know where Lucy Ramirez was on 9/11?
Cuban, whom according to the New York Post in 2007 was in talks to distribute the film theatrically, probably thinks he’s just asking questions; but between the sheer insanity of the mechanics of Loose Change’s proposition, self-proclaimed truther Van Jones working for a spell in Obama’s administration (which Cuban voted for) and the fact that Cuban’s channel is still on the air today, they answer themselves. To repeat Mark Steyn’s comments from a few years ago:
When I was on the Rush Limbaugh show a couple of months back, a listener called up to insist that 9/11 was an inside job. I asked him whether that meant Bali and Madrid and London and Istanbul were also inside jobs. Because that’s one expensive operation to hide even in the great sucking maw of the federal budget. But the Toronto blogger Kathy Shaidle made a much sharper point:
“I wonder if the nuts even believe what they are saying. Because if something like 9/11 happened in Canada, and I believed with all my heart that, say, Stephen Harper was involved, I don’t think I could still live here. I’m not sure I could stop myself from running screaming to another country. How can you believe that your President killed 2,000 people, and in between bitching about this, just carry on buying your vente latte and so forth?”
Over to you, Col. de Grand Pre, and Charlie Sheen, and Alan Colmes.
And now, over to you, Mark Cuban.
Update: Welcome readers from the homepage of Big Hollywood, which has some related thoughts on the damage caused by a GWOT-themed film that Cuban produced, one that would have been better off for all concerned if it really had been “Redacted.”