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Merchants of Doubt (2014)

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A documentary that looks at pundits-for-hire who present themselves as scientific authorities as they speak about topics like toxic chemicals, pharmaceuticals and climate change.

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Robert Kenner

Writers:

Erik M. Conway (original book), Robert Kenner | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jamy Ian Swiss Jamy Ian Swiss ... Himself - Magician and Magic Historian
Stanton A. Glantz ... Himself (as Stanton Glantz)
Sam Roe Sam Roe ... Himself - Journalist, Chicago Tribune
Patricia Callahan Patricia Callahan ... Herself - Journalist, Chicago Tribune
James Hansen ... Himself - Climate Scientist
John Passacantando John Passacantando ... Himself - Former Executive Director, Greenpeace USA
Bill O'Keefe Bill O'Keefe ... Himself - Former Chairman of Global Climate Coalition
Naomi Oreskes Naomi Oreskes ... Herself - Professor of the History of Science
Frederick Singer ... Himself (as Fred Singer)
Michael Shermer Michael Shermer ... Himself - Founder of The Skeptics Society
James Taylor James Taylor ... Himself - Self-Proclaimed Science and Economical Expert, Heartland Institute
Matthew Crawford Matthew Crawford ... Himself - Former Executive Director of the George C. Marshall Institute
Marc Morano Marc Morano ... Himself - Self-Proclaimed Environmental Journalist
Benjamin Santer Benjamin Santer ... Himself - Climate Scientist (as Ben Santer)
Michael E. Mann ... Himself - Climate Scientist (as Michael Mann)
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A documentary that looks at pundits-for-hire who present themselves as scientific authorities as they speak about topics like toxic chemicals, pharmaceuticals and climate change.

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Propaganda (noun). 1. Derogatory information, especially of a biased or misleading nature, used to promote or publicize a particular political cause or point of view.

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for brief strong language | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 December 2014 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Untitled Climate Project See more »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$20,300, 8 March 2015, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$192,400, 5 April 2015
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Roughly 59 minutes into the documentary it cuts to an interview with James Taylor of the Heartland Institute. In the background an office worker in a mobility scooter reverses into doorway. See more »

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[first lines]
Himself - Magician and Magic Historian: My expertise is in deception. The thing that sets magicians apart from con men, and other kinds of thieves and liars, is that we are honest liars. It's the moral contract.
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I Feel So Sad for My Kids and Their Kids
21 March 2015 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

There's no doubt when the Supreme Court gave free rein to likes of the Koch brothers and their ilk, we sold out our future. The fact that people have betrayed science to listen to a bunch of the nastiest people on the face of the earth. Of course, if it were in their own interest (like medical science) they would be all over it. Apparently these people want less government, but they don't hesitate to criticize the government when their homes are washed away by hurricanes and floods. Of course, they won't be the ones suffering. Let's say it the way it is right now. There are a huge number of people who would sell the future of this planet to save a few bucks. The guys on this video admitted they had no knowledge of climatology. They enjoyed sticking it to the scientific community because, of course, they are communists. Every time someone says something against big business (like the one's outsourcing and abusing their employees) they are communists. Of course, these same people are right there sucking up their entitlements. I have nothing against free markets but when your actions cost people their lives. The sad thing is that these guys are mostly old and won't be around to see when their actions cause death and destruction.


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