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Former good article nominee Loose Change was a Media and drama good articles nominee, but did not meet the good article criteria at the time. There are suggestions below for improving the article. Once these issues have been addressed, the article can be renominated. Editors may also seek a reassessment of the decision if they believe there was a mistake.
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911research.WTC7.net[edit]

Some of the current dispute relates to whether this is a 9/11 Truth Movement site? I say it clearly is, and DoctorNeutralNoBias (talk · contribs) says it isn't. Comments? — Arthur Rubin (talk) 13:54, 30 May 2010 (UTC)

It's Jim Hoffman's site, with Jim Hoffman being a very prominent figure in the 9/11 Truth Movement. It's also a top external linked site on 911Truth.org. I don't see how it could have any stronger stamp of approval than that. Wildbear (talk) 03:10, 31 May 2010 (UTC)

IMDB revisited[edit]

I thought IMDB was generally considered reliable for some information; that which is not subject to public editing. I believe the release date falls into that category. But I'm not certain. — Arthur Rubin (talk) 15:28, 1 September 2010 (UTC)

Sorry, I lost my internet connection yesterday and today I'm in a rush and only have a few minutes free to post on Wikipedia. Please see this for my attempt to sum up past discussions regarding IMDB at WP:RSN. A Quest For Knowledge (talk) 12:30, 2 September 2010 (UTC)
This is the IMDB : Loose Change (original). I have read Phil Jayhan was the original producer, but he is not listed.72.161.226.181 (talk) 00:04, 14 April 2014 (UTC)

Moved content from summary to talk page[edit]

I've moved the following content from the summary to the talk page because the content is cited to dead links and non-reliable sources:

The first film, Loose Change, was originally released through the creators' own company, Louder Than Words, and received widespread attention after Loose Change 2nd Edition was featured on a Binghamton, New York local FOX affiliate, WICZ-TV (FOX 40).[1][unreliable source?]

The original film was edited and re-released as Loose Change: 2nd Edition, and then subsequently edited a third time for the 2nd Edition Recut, each time to tighten the focus on certain key areas and to correct some inaccurate claims and remove copyrighted material. Loose Change: Final Cut, deemed "the third and final release of this documentary series"[2][dead link] was released on DVD and Web-streaming format on November 11, 2007.[3][unreliable source?] Despite the title, however,[citation needed]

A Quest For Knowledge (talk) 15:35, 3 September 2010 (UTC)

Yes I see, I will fix. I made a mistake by not taking this section into account, but I know what I'm doing. Please allow me more than 5 minutes to complete some major edits. Thanks. - RoyBoy 18:46, 5 September 2010 (UTC)

References

  1. ^ NY FOX affiliate airs alternative 9/11 theory, "Loose Change"
  2. ^ "Loose Change 911". loosechange911.com. Retrieved 2008-04-24.  Text "Loose Change: Final Cut" ignored (help)
  3. ^ "Loose Change: Final Cut (2007) (V)". IMDb. Retrieved 2007-12-16. 

GA editing[edit]

Removed the following because of no or dead citations. --RoyBoy 17:28, 5 September 2010 (UTC)


Norwegian TV 2 aired it at 23:50 CET on July 10, 2008 and August 31, 2008 under the Norwegian title "Fiksjon eller fakta?" which translates to "Fiction or fact?"[1][dead link]

  • September 10, 2006: Israeli Science Channel (Channel 8).
  • September 10, 2006: The Pakistani channel Geo TV, dubbed into Urdu; and Al-Arabiya TV, an affiliate of MBC, dubbed into Arabic.
  • September 11, 2006: Australian Pay TV Channel showed it during prime time hours.
  • January 1, 2008: It was aired on Swedish channel "TV4 Fakta" at 22:00 CET as part of a 9/11 themed programme schedule.
  • September 11, 2008 and September 12, 2008: Finnish channel JIM aired the final cut in two parts.
  • September 9, 2009: The European History Channel aired the latest installment, Loose Change 9/11: An American Coup

References

  1. ^ "Tv2.no: 9/11 - Fiksjon eller fakta?". Retrieved 2009-08-25. 

"refuted by journalists": unsourced[edit]

The assertion which an IP editor is attempting to make, "The film's main claims have been refuted by journalists", is not supported by the referenced source.(ref) There are several problems with attempting to use this source to support the assertion: first, it does not say or imply that "the film's main claims have been refuted by journalists"; it says that some publications (i.e. Counterpunch and Popular Mechanics) queried experts concerning the conclusions. Second, it says that these "experts" concluded that in Building 7, "thousands of gallons of diesel [were poured] on to the fire"; a conclusion discounted by NIST. If the "experts" don't agree on what happened, then how can they be "refuting" someone else's hypothesis? Third, the referenced item is an opinion piece, which makes it a poor reference for an encyclopedia. Because of these conditions, I am reverting the change to the original wording. If you feel that the change should stand, then please discuss your reasoning here (or provide a better reference). Wildbear (talk) 20:10, 3 January 2011 (UTC)

Agreed. The sentence should say that the claims are "disputed," not that they have been "refuted," or proven false. As of 09-20-2015, it still says "refuted," which is inaccurate. 70.173.92.113 (talk) 04:14, 21 September 2015 (UTC)

BBC Conspiracy Files Documentaries[edit]

In regards to these documentaries, the article states, "Several claims made by Loose Change were investigated and specifically rebuked. Dylan Avery was interviewed for the program, which cast him in a negative light." I just watched both programs, to determine whether or not this is an accurate description. For the first of the two programs, "9/11", this wording appears to be a fair assessment. Avery is shown advancing certain conspiracy theories, concerning matters such as the plane at the Pentagon and "disappearance" of flight 93, which appear dubious when contrasted with other information given in the program. The second of the two programs, "The Third Tower", shows Avery in a much more positive light. Nothing that Avery presents is contradicted by the program; to the contrary, there is much in the program which legitimizes the questions which Avery and others bring up about Building 7. The program does show Barry Jennings expressing displeasure with the way that his story was represented in the Loose Change series. Avery responds that he did not misrepresent what he was told by Jennings, and presents an actual recording of Jennings as evidence. The BBC drops the issue at that point, rather than examining it further. My conclusion from viewing the programs is that it is fair to say that "several claims made by Loose Change were investigated and specifically rebuked", if applied specifically to the first of the two programs. Saying that "Dylan Avery was interviewed for the program, which cast him in a negative light" is acceptably accurate for the first program, but I would not call it an accurate for the second program. I may attempt to adjust the wording to reflect how Avery was portrayed in each of the two programs. Lumping the two together with a single blanket statement does not (in my opinion) adequately convey the differences in Avery's presentation between the two programs. Wildbear (talk) 04:19, 14 February 2011 (UTC)

- Interesting. I think the BBC Documentary was deliberately one-sided and to make conclusions that there is no credibility in any of the 9/11 Truth Movement. The program tried to make Avery look like he made up stories about Barry Jennings. Jennings had to retract because this controversial topic has cost many their jobs. I don't think it's fair to say that they were "specifically rebuked" by the BBC documentary. I am trying to clean up this article a little more, but want to keep it completely neutral as it deals with a very sensitive topic. Marty2Hotty (talk) 12:23, 12 September 2012 (UTC)

Avery Distances Himself From Films, Truthers[edit]

There has been a series of articles at SLATE this week discussing 9/11 Truthers and featuring an interview with Avery. He basically now rejects both the films and the entire movement beyond a lingering suspicion that some politicians and officials engaged in cover-up activities to hide their incompetence; and purposefully exaggerated WMD claims, etc., in order to justify the war in Iraq. That's it. Avery says that he has basically cut ties with what's left of the Truther movement, and offers some brief psychological insight into what made him and so many others want to disbelieve that the "official" version was basically true. I would think that this remarkable change of direction should be added rather prominently to bth this entry and Avery's own entry. In so many words-- he is admitting that almost everything in "Loose Change" is bullshit.222.230.126.96 (talk) 13:15, 8 September 2011 (UTC)Vainamoinen

Your assertion is both exaggerated and misleading. Here is the relevant text from the article:
What does Avery think of 9/11 conspiracy theories now? He thinks that while orchestrating the attacks was beyond the scope of the Bush administration, there was "considerable foreknowledge" within the government so that it should have been able to prevent them. Why it did not is his new focus. "Where I am now is, I've whittled it down to a very basic statement that I think a lot of people can agree on: There was a cover-up of some kind," Avery says. "The only question is what they were covering up, how far [up] it goes, how deep it runs, and how many asses would be on the line if the truth actually came out."
He says he still "support[s] the movement," but he also acknowledges getting "sucked in" deeper than he should have been, into a "hardcore mentality that it was almost too easy to get into back then, because the war had just started and everybody was just so pissed off."(ref)
The reference doesn't quote him as saying that "he rejects the films"; it doesn't say that he has "cut ties with what's left of the Truther movement"; and it doesn't say that he "is admitting that almost everything in Loose Change is bullshit". Wildbear (talk) 19:01, 8 September 2011 (UTC)

Yeah, I re-read it on SLATE and on another site with similar comments, and you're right, my 'summary' went too far, sorry; and it was another conspiracy theorist, a 'Ruppert,' who was quoted as having "cut ties" with the 9/11 Truth Movement. But there are more Avery quotes in some of the other SLATE articles (same series) that are pretty close. While he doesn't say that he rejects the films, the articles state that he is now "ambivalent" about the "movement he helped create," that the Truther mentality "...has pushed Avery away from the movement," reports that he sympathizes with a former British Truther who has now recanted (as it were), and ends with the quote that the true-believer fanaticism of the Truth movement was "...one of the reasons I had to back away from the movement in general; I was afraid i was becoming one of them-- someone who sees conspiracy around every corner." The interview implies pretty heavily that Avery doesn't really believe much of what's in 'Loose Change' anymore, even some of what's in the final, weaker version. He's become a 9/11 Truth apostate. I think all that's worthy of prominent inclusion in this article.222.230.126.96 (talk) 11:53, 9 September 2011 (UTC)Vainamoinen

I reade the same ones, yeah he basically says now that he doesnt believe whats in his own films. But try and tell the true believers that! Even with Avery walking back from it all, they still have to believe. Really strange, but i guess when you are so emotionally invested in things, you just can't give it up easily. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 24.159.217.222 (talk) 02:55, 2 October 2011 (UTC)

- If you look at a YouTube video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GmDBWxKjrGo&t=8m30s , Avery seems to not want to talk about logistics and argue with people anymore. He merely states that there is a "cover up" and doesn't use "inside job" anymore. He was still there at 9/11/11. He later gets into a verbal argument with a person who was trying to harass him. Avery defends a new investigation and challenges the person who says the 9/11 Commission was not lying. I think this is proof that Avery still stands for most of the arguments presented in his film and this is not relevant to be put in his article. I think he is just tired of arguing about the same logistics. It's up to the experts now. Marty2Hotty (talk) 18:42, 4 April 2012 (UTC)

I disagree. It's very clear, and indeed he has explicitly stated, that he does not believe the "inside job" controlled demolition theories which form the very core of the whole "Loose Change" idea and Truth movement. Rather, he believes the government ignored warnings and then covered up its incompetence; and opportunistically used 9/11 to justify its Middle-east war plan. An extremely negative critique of the Bush Administration; but a far, far cry from the "coup" of the Truthers. 219.101.196.2 (talk) 05:14, 19 January 2013 (UTC)Whistlewhileyouwork

Cleanup of article?[edit]

I think the article is good, but it is often edited by those on two sides, much like most Wikipedia articles that deal with controversial topics. I have watched all Loose Change documentaries and have really studied the 9/11 Truth Movement, as well as the explanations provided by official government agencies. I want to try and keep the article neutral and factual about the documentaries' information. If talking about "debunking", I think it would make sense to show the other side's views if necessary. I think since this is a widely discussed topic, it is important to keep it neutral. For example, there is one side that says such and such happened (controlled demolition), but popular mechanics states that "fires/jet fuel caused it to come down", without necessarily saying they are successfully debunked or not. Agreeing and disagreeing are words that work. But yeah, I may try and clean up the article in subsequent weeks and months when I have time. I want to keep it Loose Change-related and about the legacy, the information, etc. Marty2Hotty (talk) 12:27, 12 September 2012 (UTC)

Title?[edit]

Why is it called "Loose Change"?--89.146.173.101 (talk) 20:15, 16 January 2015 (UTC)

Requested move 13 December 2015[edit]

The following is a closed discussion of a requested move. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on the talk page. Editors desiring to contest the closing decision should consider a move review. No further edits should be made to this section.

The result of the move request was: moved. Cuchullain's arguments are compelling and have not been refuted in the two weeks since he posted them. Jenks24 (talk) 10:40, 5 January 2016 (UTC)



– Currently, there are no notable results for "Loose Change" other than a virtually unknown book. For a while, the title of this article was "Loose Change (film series)" and Loose Change redirected there. At this time, I would like to request that Loose Change be the name of the film series article and that the disambiguation page be linked at the top of the article since anyone searching Loose Change will be searching for the film series Marty2Hotty (talk) 21:38, 13 December 2015 (UTC) Relisted. bd2412 T 15:14, 23 December 2015 (UTC)

  • Oppose. The film series uses the title of a generic concept. The nominator has presented no evidence to support the assertion that the film series is the only topic of this name which anyone will search for. --BrownHairedGirl (talk) • (contribs) 13:23, 19 December 2015 (UTC)
  • Support. Unfortunately, the conspiracy films are the clear WP:PRIMARYTOPIC. That article was viewed 3938 times in the last 90 days, 10x the book, which received 392 views. None of the other topics on the dab page have articles to check, or more than a mention at the linked articles, and the phrase "loose change" is a WP:DICDEF that's not covered anywhere on Wikipedia so far as I can tell. The dab page itself received 1398 hits in 90 days, meaning a large proportion of readers are being misdirected.--Cúchullain t/c 16:36, 22 December 2015 (UTC)

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