Merchants of Doubt (2014)

Director
Robert Kenner

Main cast
Patricia Callahan; Matthew Crawford; Stanton A. Glantz; Katharine Heyhoe

Genres
Documentary

Description
Spin doctors spread misinformation and confusion among American citizens to delay progress on such important issues as global climate change.


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