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November 10, 2015 > Documentary exposes pundits-for-hire

Documentary exposes pundits-for-hire

Submitted By Rev. Jeffrey Spencer

Merchants of Doubt looks at pundits-for-hire who present themselves as scientific authorities as they speak about topics like toxic chemicals, pharmaceuticals and climate change. This documentary will be shown at Niles Discovery Church in Fremont, on Saturday, November 14. The screening is free (donations accepted) and will be followed by a discussion.

Inspired by the acclaimed book by Naomi Oreskes and Erik Conway, Merchants of Doubt takes audiences on a satirically comedic, yet illuminating ride into the heart of conjuring American spin. Filmmaker Robert Kenner lifts the curtain on a secretive group of highly charismatic, silver-tongued pundits-for-hire who have the aim of spreading maximum confusion about well-studied public threats ranging from toxic chemicals to pharmaceuticals to climate change.

The Second Saturday Documentary Series is co-sponsored by Niles Discovery Church and the San Jose Peace & Justice Center.

Merchants of Doubt
Saturday, Nov 14
1:30 p.m.
Niles Discovery Church
36600 Niles Blvd, Fremont
(510) 797-0895
Free (donations accepted)

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