New NPR Hit-Piece: Conspiracy Theories And The Sept. 11 Terrorist Attacks
25 August 2011
With Jane Clayson in for Tom Ashbrook
Nearly ten years on, 9/11 conspiracy theories–about the Twin Towers– just won’t go way. We’ll look at the facts, and the conspiracy theorists.
The September 11th attacks killed nearly 3,000 people in New York, Washington, and Pennsylvania — and shook our country to its core. And even now, ten years later, thousands of Americans still say they don’t believe the accepted narrative of what happened on that day.
They call themselves “truthers” or “skeptics.” To many other Americans, they are simply conspiracy theorists –- confused, deluded, or worse. But how have these ideas stuck around for so long in the face of all the facts? And what do they say about our country?
This hour On Point: the persistence of 9/11 conspiracy theories.