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  • link: http://911review.com/pm/markup/
  • title: Popular Mechanics' Deceptive Smear Against 9/11 Truth
  • source: 911review.com
  • author: Jim Hoffman
  • when: 2005/02/15
  • responds to: 2011/07/30/0948/link
  • topics: 9-11/anomalies/straw men
  • summary: lead paragraph::The March 2005 issue of Popular Mechanics magazine contains a 14-full-page cover article which attacks skepticism about the government and media explanation of the 9/11/01 attack. The primary method of the piece is to build and attack a straw man of myths it claims are "at the root of virtually every 9/11 alternative scenario" embraced by the "growing army of conspiracy theorists." PM selects a combination of 16 valid, erroneous, and inconsequential claims found on websites, implying that they are all endorsed by the "army" of skeptics.