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Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Free Speech and Paid Corruption, We Need to Draw The Line, But It's a Slippery Slope

"Monsanto Shill Fired by Forbes"

Story at-a-glance

A common corporate tactic is to hire “third-party experts” to bring the industry’s message to the public, cloaked as independent opinion or expertise

Henry Miller has been repeatedly outed as a shill for the chemical technology industry. Forbes has now fired him for publishing material under his own name that turned out to be ghostwritten by Monsanto

Internal emails reveal Monsanto pressured a journal editor to retract a damning animal study showing Roundup and genetically engineered corn caused cancer and early death"

"Faced with evidence they’d published material under Miller’s name that was in fact ghostwritten by Monsanto, Forbes not only fired Miller but also removed all of his work from their site. …"
""…When it came to our attention that Mr. Miller violated these terms, we removed his blog from and ended our relationship with him.”"

  • Fired after the publicity and evidence? How many articles and what did they say and what was his "job"?
  • Plenty more where that came from.
  • What are they waitin' for? "Evidence"?
  • How many of the paid "relationships" are ghost-written?
  • If you can't see, hear or taste nuclear waste and pollution, why is it so apparent in the "work" 
  • displayed on Forbes site?
  • Junk journalism, much?

The Science and Public Policy Institute issued a report on the money involved in funding the global warming debate in August concluding, “Over the last two decades, US taxpayers have subsidized the American climate change industry to the tune of $79 billion.”

By contrast, the same study found that the media bogeyman “Exxon Mobil gave a mere $23 million, spread over ten years, to climate skeptics.”


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