Posted in Activism, Assault on Science, Climate Change, Politics, tagged Anti-science, Climate Change, Corporate funded denial, Corporate funding, Global Warming, Koch Industries, plutocracy, Political Action on April 15, 2011|
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BPSDB “…we manipulate the medium … that’s how you control the online dialogue.”
American Majority trainer
This clip exposes one of the many tactics that the right wing is using to control the information that the public gets, the information that you get.
This is how The Machinery of Climate Anti-Science is operationalizing the corporate agenda, just one tactic of many being used to subvert democracy.
The clip is from the documentary (Astro)Turf Wars that was released last October
Trailer for (Astro)Turf Wars:
“We are drowning in propaganda, drowning in it. And I’m not speaking figuratively, it’s threatening our lives, it’s cutting off our air. It’s making real democracy all but impossible. It has brought the planet to the point of ecological destruction.” [emphasis added]
Mark Crispin Miller, New York University, (Astro)Turf Wars interview
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Last week John Mashey did an excellent talk on “The Machinery of Climate Anti-Science” at the Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions. John is an incurable geek (my highest praise) who has been a tireless bulldog in going after the power networks that support the professional world of climate change denial (and just a really nice guy).
The talk is well worth it, so watch it:
Thanks to Tim @ Deltoid and Deep Climate for the heads up.
Some things to watch for
1) This is not a summary and will not substitute for watching the presentation itself, it’s just a sampling of some of the things he talks about that I have my own agenda for drawing your attention to, so go watch it already 😉
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