Movie Night: Merchants of Doubt

When: Thursday, November 9 at 6:30 PM – 8 PM
Where: Kenosha County Democratic Party, 5712 7th Avenue, Kenosha 53140

Come join us for popcorn and an interesting movie about spinning information to affect people’s beliefs and ultimately their vote. Spin doctors spread misinformation and confusion among American citizens to delay progress on such important issues as global climate change.
The premise of this movie is an analogy between the techniques of professional magicians and the tactics of public relation organizations.
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 present themselves in the media as scientific authorities – yet have the contrary aim of spreading maximum confusion about well-studied public threats ranging from toxic chemicals to pharmaceuticals to climate change.