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Grossman, Lee. "Why the 9/11 Conspiracy Theories Won't Go Away." Time Magazine. 2006. Web. http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1531304,00.html
This source explains why the theories are still so popular today, nearly 12 years after the attack. It first reviews the events of that day. Then it moves on to discuss some of the major conspiracy theories that are most popular in the current popular discourse. Grossman then moves to explain why these theories remain so prevalent. He explains why the American people are so distrusting of the whole situation. Also, he shows how some of the inconsistencies would lead to the creation of such conspiracy theories.
Grossman's source is reliable and interesting. Not only does it provide some of the conspiracy theories discussed in the analysis, it also describes why they are so popular. This content will be used to help show why so many still believe in such theories. It will be a good way to conclude the investigation. It takes an honest look at who is creating some of the more outlandish theories. Yet, it also makes us look at ourselves, as the American public. It helps this research answer the question as to why the public is so obsessed with conspiracies regarding the tragic event.
McGreal, Chris. "9/11 Conspiracy Theories Debunked." The Guardian. 2011. Web. http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/sep/05/9-11-conspiracy-theories-debunked
Mole, Phil. "9/11 Conspiracy Theories: The 9/11 Truth Movement in Perspective." Skeptic. 2006. Web. http://www.skeptic.com/eskeptic/06-09-11/
News One Staff. "The 11 Most Compelling 9/11 Conspiracy Theories." Black Conspiracy Theories. 2012. Web. http://newsone.com/742485/the-11-most-compelling-911-conspiracy-theories/
This source is a list of the top 11 conspiracy theories that are popular in the United States. It counts down from the more obscure to the most popular. A number of different theories are presented, from proposing that there were insiders here in the United States that knew and allowed this to happen to that the entire incident was somehow staged. Each of the theories is presented in brief detail, but is accompanied with a more thorough video. These videos help better explain the conspiracy theory. Most of the videos are short in length, but some are longer. Together with the information, the source provides great detail on a number of conspiracy theories.
Although the source presents a wealth of information, it seems to miss on how these theories might connect with one another. Moreover, it does not really explain how these theories are just theories, and not truth. Rather, it presents the information through videos that assume the truth in the conspiracies they discuss. From that point, the information must be taken lightly. Overall, it is a good source of information on a wide number of conspiracies, but lacks a sense of academic analysis that would discredit them. In fact, there is little analysis at all. It is just a presentation of the theories themselves.
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