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Trust Us, We're Experts!: How Industry Manipulates Science and Gambles with Your Future
Trust Us We're Experts How Industry Manipulates Science and Gambles with Your Future
Author: Rampton, Sheldon, Stauber, John
ISBN-13: 9780965188685
ISBN-10: 096518868X
Publication Date: 2001
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Publisher: Penguin Putnam
Book Type: Paperback
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The authors are affiliated with the non-profit Center for Media and Democracy, and they write and edit for the Center's quarterly, . Here they detail sneaky methods industry uses to influence public opinion through bogus experts, doctored data, and manufactured facts. They discuss examples of "perception management" and consider some characteristics of human psychology that make this kind of hard sell possible. Examples are given in biotechnology, lead exposure, cancer research, and the tobacco industry. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)