Saturday, January 14, 2006

How industry shapes public opinion

Michael Fumento, a senior fellow at the Hudson Institute, has been fired (see here and/or here) by Scripps Howard News Service for failing to reveal he had received payments from Monsanto (the same company that ran Jane Akre into the buzzsaw when she refused to lie for Fox News.) Fumento had written columns praising Monsanto's products.

For more information on the ties between think-tanks, p.r., and industry funded pundits and "experts" see Toxic Sludge is Good for You and Trust Us We're Experts.

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