For as long as the world continues to operate on a 'profit now at any cost for as long as we can get away with it' principle these so-called merchants will continue to shout down those who would save us. An infuriating watch; Kenner's film may seem unfocused at times but makes its point very well.
extremely bleak but rightly so, Merchants of Doubt sheds an informed light on those who are the human representation of evil in contemporary society: the individuals who feed on strong and irrational human fears to shape public perception in favor of the corporations who least respect them.
Kenner explains why Neoliberal America is the most horrific political construct in history. As the convention goes, the doc must closes with "empowering optimism", but the situation is so dire, on so many levels, that it feels ultimately deceptive. Corporate corruption is a cancer that infected the American policyscape. The inconvenient truth is: your vote doesn't matter. Exxon/PhilipMorris/Google/Monsanto etc rule.