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[USA, New York] Review: ‘The Plains Indians,’ America’s Early Artists, at the Met

The oldest is a carved stone pipe in the form of man with a double-bun hairdo … its function is evidence of traditions sustained over time. For the first Americans, for as far back as we know, the sharing of a tobacco pipe was a ceremonial way to strength
New York Times
added Mar 12, 2015 14:16

Documents Detail Sugar Industry Efforts To Direct Medical Research

"What this shows is that sugar interests were running science manipulation in as sophisticated a manner as 'Big Tobacco' was back in the 50s and 60s," said Stanton Glantz, a professor at UCSF, coauthor of the study and longtime anti-tobacco advocate.
National Public Radio (NPR)
added Mar 11, 2015 15:00

AUDIO: Brian Lehrer Show: Selling Climate Change Doubt (Tuesday, 3-10m 10 AM-12 Noon)

"Merchants of Doubt" is a new documentary that explores the world of "pundits for hire" - supposed experts hired by companies to sow doubt and confusion in the public on topics like climate change or tobacco... Robert Kenner discusses the film
WNYC Radio
added Mar 10, 2015 09:52

[Australia, UK, USA] Doubt over climate science is a product with an industry behind it

in the Legacy Tobacco Documents Library. Among the many thousands of documents, is Bad Science: A Resource Book – described in Merchants of Doubt as a “how-to handbook for fact fighters”. Produced by the tobacco industry to help any industry fight any l
The Guardian (uk)
added Mar 9, 2015 17:04

'Merchants of Doubt' review: Masters in American spin strangle science

Another area of business co-opting spin experts for corporate gain comes under the umbrella of fire retardants on furniture, which was originally legislated to protect the public from fires if they fell asleep while smoking. Tobacco teamed with chemical (National)
added Mar 9, 2015 16:59

'Merchants of Doubt' review: Manufacturing dissent on climate change

tobacco companies knew their product was unhealthy, knew it was addictive, and knew other people were starting to know this, too. They had to do something. So they hired a PR company. And the flacks came up ways to fight back, first assailing the resear
added Mar 9, 2015 16:38

Review: ‘Merchants of Doubt,’ Separating Science From Spin

As early as the 1950s, tobacco companies were aware — thanks to their own research — that their products were hazardous and habit forming, but they waged a prolonged and frequently successful campaign to suppress and blur the facts. Their tactics included
New York Times
added Mar 9, 2015 16:24

Review 'Merchants of Doubt' shows how public opinion is manipulated

"Merchants" posits that it all goes back to the tobacco industry and the battle over the hazards of cigarettes to health. As described by anti-tobacco scientist Stanton Glantz, the turning point came when a leak of internal tobacco-industry documents rev
Los Angeles Times
added Mar 9, 2015 16:23

Merchants of Doubt

Critic score distribution: Positive: 13 out of 17 Mixed: 4 out of 17 Negative:0... This enthralling film, based on the book by Naomi Oreskes and Erik M. Conway, is as fascinating as it is horrifying.
added Mar 9, 2015 16:17


Critics Consensus: Merchants of Doubt is a thought-provoking documentary assembled with energy and style, even if it doesn't dig as deep as it could.
added Mar 9, 2015 15:29
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