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Debunking 9/11 Myths: Why Conspiracy Theories Can't Stand Up to the Facts  
The front book cover art of Debunking 9/11 Myths.
Author(s) David Dunbar
Brad Reagan
Original title 9/11: Debunking the Myths
Country Flag of the United States.svg United States Wikipedia
Language English
Subject(s) 9/11 conspiracy theories / September 11 attacks / Terrorism
Genre(s) Non-Fiction / History / Terrorism
Publisher Hearst Communications, Inc.
Publication date August 15, 2006
Published in
August 15, 2006
ISBN ISBN 1-58816-635-X

Debunking 9/11 Myths: Why Conspiracy Theories Can't Stand Up to the Facts (ISBN 1-58816-635-X) is a non-fiction book that is published by Hearst Communications, Inc. on August 15, 2006. The book is based on the article "9/11: Debunking the Myths" in the March 2005 issue of Popular Mechanics[1] and is written by David Dunbar and Brad Reagan, responding to various 9/11 conspiracy theories.

"9/11: Debunking the Myths" articleEdit

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"9/11: Debunking the Myths" was the original article in the March 2005 issue of Popular Mechanics, on which the book was based. It also attempted to debunk the various 9/11 conspiracy theories.[1] The magazine cover referred to the article as "Debunking 9/11 Lies, Conspiracy Theories Can't Stand Up to the Hard Facts." The online version's title was later changed to "Debunking the 9/11 Myths: Special Report."[2]

The article (available at: has been referred to by publications and organisations such as the Chicago Tribune,[3] the San Francisco Bay Guardian,[4] and the Bureau of International Information Programs.[5]

Coverage of the bookEdit

Debunking 9/11 Myths has been referred to by news sources such as the San Francisco Chronicle[6] and the Courier-Mail.[7]

On the fifth anniversary of the attacks, Democracy Now! hosted a filmed debate between Dunbar and James B. Meigs from Popular Mechanics and Dylan Avery and Jason Bermas, respectively the director and producer/researcher of the 9/11 online-documentary Loose Change.[8]

Popular Mechanics responded to early criticisms of their book on October 13, 2006.[9]

David Ray Griffin responded to Popular Mechanics' criticisms in his March 2007 book Debunking 9/11 Debunking: An Answer to Popular Mechanics and Other Defenders of the Official Conspiracy Theory (ISBN 1-566-56686-X).

In August 2007, The History Channel featured interviews with the editors of Popular Mechanics in a 90-minute special debunking various conspiracy theories about the events of September 11 2001. Entitled 9/11 Conspiracies: Fact or Fiction, the special presented interviews with several 9/11 conspiracy theorists and repeatedly referred to the Popular Mechanics book as a reference.[10]


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