Exposing Smokey Joe
May 21, 2016
One of the most critical stories to understand in combating science denial is the role that tobacco companies have played in undermining science in the public eye.
I’ve made several videos spotlighting key players in this drama, – above focusing on “Smokey Joe” Barton, a Texas congressman, who, long before he began his campaign to intimidate and harass climate scientists like Mike Mann, was a reliable shill for the tobacco industry.
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Naomi Oreskes explored the details in her book, “Merchants of Doubt”, which I’ve profiled in the piece below:
One of my more recent vids also expands on Smokey Joe’s role in this ongoing tragedy – but I’ll leave that to another post coming soon.