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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.
|Original title||9/11: Debunking the Myths|
|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|
|August 15, 2006|
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 and is written by David Dunbar and Brad Reagan, responding to various 9/11 conspiracy theories.
"9/11: Debunking the Myths" articleEdit
"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. 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."
The article (available at: http://www.origin.popularmechanics.com/technology/military_law/1227842.html) has been referred to by publications and organisations such as the Chicago Tribune, the San Francisco Bay Guardian, and the Bureau of International Information Programs.
Coverage of the bookEdit
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.
Popular Mechanics responded to early criticisms of their book on October 13, 2006.
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.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 http://web.archive.org/web/20050210033600/http://www.popularmechanics.com/science/defense/1227842.html
- ↑ http://www.popularmechanics.com/science/defense/1227842.html
- ↑ Chicago Tribune. http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/chi-0608280199aug28,1,6552279.story?coll=chi-opinionfront-hed.
- ↑ http://www.sfbg.com/39/25/cover_conspiracy.html
- ↑ http://www.america.gov/st/pubs-english/2006/September/20060828133846esnamfuaK0.2676355.html "The Top September 11 Conspiracy Theories"
- ↑ Curiel, Jonathan (2006, September 3). "The Conspiracy to Rewrite 9/11". San Francisco Chronicle.
- ↑ Harvey, Adam (September 3, 2006). "9/11 Myths Busted". The Sunday Mail (Qld).
- ↑ http://www.democracynow.org/2006/9/11/exclusive_9_11_debate_loose_change
- ↑ http://www.popularmechanics.com/technology/military_law/4199607.html?page=1
- ↑ http://video.google.co.uk/videoplay?docid=6099377220232534455&ei=aSZpSYHjKIvKiQLit9mFDQ&q=%229%2F11+Conspiracies%3A+Fact+or+Fiction%22
- "Debunking the 9/11 Myths: Special Report"
- "The Conspiracy Industry: Afterword to PM Expanded Investigation" The book's afterword, written by Popular Mechanics editor-in-chief James Meigs
- Blogs on Debunking 9/11 Myths
- Odeo podcast with Popular Mechanics executive editor David Dunbar, contributing editor Brad Reagan and editor-in-chief James Meigs
- "The Top September 11 Conspiracy Theories"