Virgin Airlines Pockets 'Loose Change' After Talk Show, Blog Buzz

Yesterday, NewsBusters executive editor Matthew Sheffield passed along how bloggers had picked up on Virgin Airlines screening the 9/11 conspiracy documentary "Loose Change" as an in-flight movie selection.

Ace notes the development here. Ericka Andersen of Human Events and Bryan of Hot Air also covered the story.

Thanks to radio host Andrew Wilkow's Sirius radio program, Virgin has decided to pull the selection from its cinematic library.

Andersen reminds her readers that "one simple phone call" can make all the difference, as was the case with Wilkow's producer complaining to Virgin. I suspect, however, that a large, irate blog readership also had a role to play. Over 15,000 hits came up for my "loose change" search on Technorati, while over 600 hits came up when I looked for "Virgin Airlines" on the blog search site.

Hundreds of thousands of potential airline passengers are not worth messing with, after all.

Ken Shepherd
Ken Shepherd
Ken Shepherd is a writer living in New Carrollton, Md.