So let's play along with the silliness.
Never mind the LRO, since NASA is behind the coverup. Why have the other gov'ts who have mapped the Moon in detail not found evidence of the missing mission? Is it that big of a secret?
He does know there's not a Monolith at Tycho as well, right? It's a story. Right?
Don't know how I missed this when it was broadcast, but I was searching youtube, and came across this oddity of journalism.
As part of the "windup" for the Apollo 18 movie, Dylan Ratigan interviews (and I put that term, loosely) Stanton Friedman with expected results...you know, the usual "If it's the government, they MUST be lying to us", garbage.
Did anyone know that it was conceivable that there were "secret" moon missions?....Friedman "knows"....he is "pursuing the truth".
Good for a laugh just to watch Ratigan falling all over himself to give Friedman a "platform"....and Friedman is at his "classic" best (worst).
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Due to my slow internet connection i cannot watch it on Youtube
Is it the show where they claim the secret launch of Apollo 18 was made at Guiana Space Centre ?
Quote from wikipedia
"The Guiana Space Centre or, more commonly, Centre Spatial Guyanais (CSG) is a French spaceport near Kourou in French Guiana. Operational since 1968,"
If it was mentioned, I didn't catch it...Is it the show where they claim the secret launch of Apollo 18 was made at Guiana Space Centre ?
It was pretty much "standard" stanton. (see what I did there ) He brags about the companies he hasn't worked for in many decades...talks about how you can't trust anything said by the government...shows a redacted page from something, and implies that it's because the big "G" is hiding something from us.
...and Ratigan does his best Art Bell impersonation, just acting completely credulous to the whole thing.
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pdf), and hilariously stating Copernicus was wrong.
Didn't he openly admit that he was shilling for the Apollo 18 promotional effort? See here:
(English is not my first language, so please excuse any mistakes and unintended ambiguities.)
If we were to be pedantic, they should have called the film Apollo 19, since the joint Soyuz mission was classified as Apollo 18.
The idea that a secret Apollo launch could be hidden from the public is way beyond ridiculous, yet Friedman stated that it "could" have happened.
Right there he loses all credibility.
Like he had ANY to begin with....
I can easily pass off Friedman as a nutjob that has no influence.
I love some of his arguments though. The government is keeping secrets, and uses secrets we know about as examples.
I'm more upset at this Dylan Ratigan guy. He's egging this whole thing on.
What the heck is this "according to a new film..."? Hey, idiot. It ain't a docudrama.
"More on these claims..."? What claims?
And what's this global government and who is paying for it?
I don't care if his show is one of the highest rated ones. It's not news.
This youtuber is a perfect example of the target audience.
What I want to know is, how did they have a secret moon mission when the whole apollo program was a ritual farce to begin with?
This is a 7 minute commercial for the film industry and Friedman's book.
If we have this secret global government, then why the concern that we don't have one entity to speak for Earth?